- Feb 26, 2018
My problem with Canon is they sit around and act like market contraction is an unavoidable consequence of cell phone use... Why don't they DO something to compete better with cell phones??? Why don't they make the cameras capable of posting to instagram? Is it really so far fetched? I mean, if they came up with something that let people do what they want to do, which is share pictures on the fly, then the only advantage a cell phone has would be the portability.
Until last year it was possible to post straight to facebook from wifi-enabled cameras such as the M100, 77D, G7XII but then facebook removed the api so that's no longer possible. But back then I often wondered why it wasn't possible to do the same on instagram.
Canon's wifi implementation in its cameras is still a tad better than fuji's but almost each of their entry- to mid-level camera has a different implementation of how you connect and images are shared. It's infuriating because it's unnecessarily complicated. Moreover: why can't their entry-level cameras which are aimed at smartpone shooters connect with their Zoemini printers? It's just a tiny detail but unlike the lenses, which are an amazing, coherent system, these ancillary capabilities don't seem very well-thought out. (Don't get me started on the fact that the Powershot G7 X ii had support for wifi connections on MacOS 10.11, then it stopped working with 10.12 and Canon has never bothered to update the software.)