WFT-E4 II
Specification Sheet
TYPE
Type
Compatible cameras
Image transfer accessory compatible with IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b,
IEEE 802.11g wireless LAN and Ethernet (wired LAN) (IPseccompatible). Can be connected via USB to external media, GPS devices
and Bluetooth units
EOS 5D II (require firmware update)
COMMUNICATION
FTP Transfer
EOS Utility
WFT Server
Transfer images over a network to FTP servers
EOS Utility-based control of cameras over a network
Browser-based remote capture and downloading of images over a
network
Linked shooting
Wirelessly trigger shooting by slave cameras linked to a master camera
Compatible operating systems
Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista (Business,
Enterprise or Ultimate Edition for 32- or 64-bit systems)
Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5
FTP TRANSFER
*The operating system must enable the computer to be set up as an FTP server in advance
Image transfer
① Automatic transfer
② Image sel./transfer
*Selection of desired images for transfer after shooting
*Supports transfer by selecting folders
*Supports batch transfer of all images on a card
③ Transfer with SET
*Transfer of the currently displayed image using the SET button
④ Transfer with caption
* In EOS Utility, users can create and save up to 15 different captions of 31 characters each
*A selected caption can be added to the last captured image before manual transfer
*Captions added to images can be checked by examining the Exif information, in the user
comments
Image transfer for media-specific
recording
Checking image transfer status
The size and type of images to transfer automatically can be specified
when using media-specific recording or when recording simultaneously
in RAW and JPEG format
① Size of JPEGs to transfer: [Larger JPEG] or [Smaller JPEG]
② Size of RAW images to transfer: [Larger RAW] or [Smaller
RAW]
③ RAW+JPEG images to transfer: [JPEG only], [RAW only] or
[RAW+JPEG]
During image transfer:
The <LAN> lamp blinks to indicate that image transfer is in
progress
Selecting the [WFT settings] menu item displays the following
information on the camera LCD monitor: connection method, link speed,
file number of the image being transferred, and number of images
remaining to transfer
After shooting or image transfer:
Selecting [Sel.Image] in the [Image sel./transfer] menu displays an icon
near the upper-left corner of the image that indicates the image status:
not selected, pending transfer, transfer failed or transfer complete
EOS UTILITY
Compatible operating systems
Pairing feature
Compatible software
Windows XP Home Edition or Professional (both with Service Pack 2),
Windows Vista (all editions except Starter Edition; 32- or 64-bit) or Mac
OS X 10.4, 10.5
WFT Pairing Software is used to detect 5D Mark II and WFT-E4 II
cameras on the network and connect automatically
EOS Utility
*All features available when connected via USB are also available
WFT SERVER
Compatible operating systems
Remote capture
Any device with a browser can be used, regardless of operating system
(1) Camera control
* Detailed settings can be configured for Live View shooting, focusing and shooting functions,
etc
(2) Simple control
* Only Live View shooting and focusing are supported
(3) Capture only
* Only release is possible (from browsers that do not support JavaScript)
Image viewing and downloading
Thumbnails of images recorded on memory cards in the camera can be
viewed. Images can be downloaded to the computer one by one
Simultaneous access
One camera can be accessed by users at up to three computers at once
Port number
Supported languages
Can be changed
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese
and Japanese
Slave cameras
Max. 10
*These combinations of equipment are intercompatible: 1D Mark IV and
WFT-E2 II, 5D MarkII (requires firmware update) and WFT-E4 II, and 7D
and WFT-E5.
Transmission range
Approx. 100 m / 328 ft. from the master camera (when signal
strength is favorable)
Standards compliance
IEEE 802.11a (WFT-2 II A/B/C) and ARIB STD-T71
IEEE 802.11b, ARIB STD-T66
IEEE 802.11g, ARIB STD-T66
OFDM modulation (IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g)
DS-SS modulation (IEEE 802.11b)
Approx. 150 m / 492 ft.
LINKED SHOOTING
WIRELESS LAN
Transmission method
Transmission range
*With no obstructions between the transmitting and receiving antennas and no radio
interference
*With a large, high-performance antenna attached to the wireless LAN access point
Transmission frequency
(central frequency)
Wireless LAN configuration
methods
Version Frequency Channel
WFT-E4 II A
5180 - 5320 MHz 36 - 64 ch
5745 - 5325 MHz 149 - 165 ch
2412 - 2462 MHz 1 - 11 ch
WFT-E4 II B
5180 - 5320 MHz 36 - 64 ch
5500 - 5700 MHz 100 - 140 ch
2412 - 2472 MHz 1 - 13 ch
WFT-E4 II C
5745 - 5805 MHz 149 - 161 ch
2412 - 2472 MHz 1 - 13 ch
WFT-E4 II D
2412 - 2462 MHz 1 - 11 ch
① Connect with wizard
② Connection using Wi-Fi Protected Setup
*When using access points that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup, connection is possible in
Pushbutton Connection mode or PIN Code mode
Connection method
Link speed (max.)
Signal strength display
Link speed display
Connection restrictions for
security
Receiver
Infrastructure, Ad hoc (IEEE 802.11a/11b/11g)
IEEE 802.11a: 54 Mbps
IEEE 802.11b: 11 Mbps
IEEE 802.11g: 54 Mbps
Indicated on a scale of one to four on the rear LCD panel of cameras, in
an antenna icon
Indicated on a scale of one to twelve on the camera LCD monitor
(1 - 54 Mbps) 1/2/5.5/6/9/11/12/18/24/36/48/54 Mbps
Supports SSID and MAC address filtering
Wireless LAN access point or adapter compatible with IEEE802.11a,
IEEE 802.11b or IEEE 802.11g
WIRED LAN
Standard
Link speed (max.)
IEEE 802.3u (Ethernet 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX)
Approx. 100 Mbps
Settings
Five types of settings can be set and registered regarding image transfer
and the wireless and wired network, as well as the FTP server
Configuration methods
① Using connection wizards or menu functions on the camera
② Using a software utility for creating configuration files
LAN SETTINGS
Error messages
CONNECTED EXTERNAL MEDIA
Compatible media
An error number and corresponding message is displayed on the camera
LCD monitor * The WFT-E4 II <LAN> lamp blinks in red
External hard disks connected via USB
* Must conform to the USB Mass Storage Class Specification
* External hard disks must be self-powered
* Must not have a card slot. However, the Canon MP series of HDD photo storage products is
compatible
* The main image storage area must be formatted with a FAT16 (if less than 2 GB) or FAT32
file system (if more than 2 GB)
* Use media with a main image storage area of less than 1 TB (terabyte), with 512bytes per
sector
Image recording
Image copying
Backup
CONNECTED GPS DEVICES
Compatible GPS devices
Images are recorded to external media by choosing [Record
func+media/folder sel.] > [G]
Recording modes are the same as when a CF card is inserted: [Auto
switch media], [Rec. separately] and [Rec. to multiple]; destination
folders can be created or selected
Not supported
Backup copies of DCIM folders on CF cards can be created on external
media through the [External media backup] menu item
Garmin GPSMAP or eTrex series
Magellan eXplorist series
* Can be used with GPS devices that produce data in the format NMEA 0183 Ver.3.0.1 as well
as some devices that produce Garmin protocol data
Added information
Connection methods
Information including the latitude, longitude, altitude and Coordinated
Universal Time of shots added information can be checked while
reviewing images by pressing the INFO button
① USB connection
② Bluetooth connection (with a Bluetooth unit in the WFT-E4 II USB
port)
INTERFACE
Camera connection
Wired LAN connection
External device connection
System extension terminal
Ethernet RJ-45 port
Hi-Speed USB port (for attaching external media, GPS devices, and
Bluetooth units) * Devices can be bus-powered
Power supply
Power switch
Battery level indicator
Power-saving features
One LP-E6 Battery Pack
None
6 Level indicator
① To conserve camera battery power when a wireless or wired LAN is
not used, choose [Communication mode] > [Disconnect]
② When external media is connected, to have WFT-E4 II enter power
saving mode after about 5 seconds when idle, choose [Power saving] >
[Enable]
Wireless LAN 230 At Normal Temperature (+23°C/73°F)
2200 At Low Temperature (0°C/32°F)
Wired LAN 3000 At Normal Temperature (+23°C/73°F)
2600 At Low Temperature (0°C/32°F)
POWER SUPPLY
Possible shots
*Using a fully charged LP-E6
*Under Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) conditions for testing shooting capacity,
when using automatic image transfer with images that are approximately 6 MB
*Fewer images can be transferred if the wireless LAN transfer rate drops, and for consecutive
image transfer over wireless LAN
*Fewer images can be transferred when using bus-powered external media or GPS devices
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Body Materials
Composed mainly of polycarbonate plastic reinforced with glassfiber
Color
Operating Environment
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Weight (body only)
Black
0 – 45 °C, 85% or less humidity
149.1 x 45.3 x 76.1mm
Approx. 360g
Accessories
Waterproof/Dustproof USB cap
RELATED PRODUCTS
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated
Subject to change without notice