MELVILLE, NY — Canon USA, Inc. (www.usa.canon.com), has introduced the EOS 7D Mark II Kit, featuring the new SD card-sized Wi-Fi adapter W-E1. This new Wi-Fi adapter, when placed in the camera’s SD card slot, provides the 7D Mark II with Wi-Fi capabilities for easily transferring images and MP4 videos.
The Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 will be sold with the EOS 7D Mark II body as well as sold separately, and can also be used with the EOS 5DS and 5DS R as well as previously purchased EOS 7D Mark II cameras. When used with EOS 5DS and 5DS R cameras, the W-E1 functionality is limited to the transfer of still images only. The W-E1 will support 802.11 b, g and n using the 2.4 GHz band.
Additionally, the EOS 7D Mark II camera will be bundled with the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. This lens has been optimized for high-speed autofocusing when shooting stills and quiet and smooth zoom when shooting video.
The new Canon EOS 7D Mark II Lens Kit is currently scheduled to be available in October 2016 for an estimated retail price of $2,449, with the body-only version also currently scheduled to be available in October 2016 for $1,849. The Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for an estimated retail price of $50. A firmware update to enable compatibility with the W-E1 for previously purchased cameras is currently scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for the EOS 7D Mark II camera and November 2016 for the EOS 5DS and 5DS R cameras.