The WFT-E3 is a grip that fits on the bottom of Canon EOS 40D or EOS 50D DSLRs and provides you with Wi-fi capabilities.
Some of the benefits of the WFT-E3’s Wi-Fi include the means to transfer images wirelessly to your computer, wireless remote control of the camera and the option to view the frame on a computer monitor.
When transferring images via Wi-Fi you can choose between three communication protocols. FTP mode lets you transfer photos to a remote FTP server. In HTTP remote users can fire the camera’s shutter button or download the camera’s images on to an internet browser window. While PTP mode allows for wireless remote shooting when the camera is used with the supplied utility software. The grip provides IEEE802.11g and IEEE802.11b wireless LAN support with top link speeds of 54Mbps or 11Mbps.
As well as wireless, the grip features a number of standard connections. An Ethernet connection can also be used to transfer images to a PC or network at quick speeds. A full-size USB connection lets you connect the camera to a USB storage devices and backup images or capture straight on to it. You can also connect to a portable GPS device and add the location and time of capture information to each image as EXIF data.
This is all available in a lightweight portrait-grip design that screws on to the bottom of your camera. The grips features main dial and shutter controls for vertical shooting. As with the compatible cameras, it’s sealed against dust and water and the built-in antenna ensure it stays protected. The WFT-E3 is powered by a BP-511A pack that fits inside the grip.