D4s still lacks wifi and gps!!!

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: D4s still lacks wifi and gps!!!

Rservello wrote:

GPS isn't really a needed feature...so the added cost and additional components to break down is one reason to not include it in a pro camera. As for wifi...it's a standard that is always changing. It doesn't make sense to put current wifi into a pro camera that could be used for 10-15 years. Consumer cameras are disposable and can include disposable technology since its common to replace them every couple years. And again, its one more component to break down over time.

Not many pros would keep a camera 15 years these days. In film time, perhaps.

Indeed based on DPR posts most users seem to change their camera bodies the instant they can pre-order another 'improved' version.

I think including wifi would have been helpful - it is included in many cameras which pros use (GH3 for example) and shipping it around the world does not seem to cause issues.

As regards the GPS, if they could at least design a unit that communicates via the hotshoe contacts instead of kludging on with a cable, that would be some improvement. It is useful to travel photographers and journalists to have that info.

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