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Canon WFT-R10A Wireless File Transmitter for EOS R5 C & R5 Mirrorless Camera

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Canon WFT-R10A Wireless File Transmitter for EOS R5 C & R5 Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • For EOS R5 C & R5 Mirrorless Cameras
  • Integrated Battery Grip
  • Provides Wired/Wireless LAN Connectivity
  • Holds Two LP-E6/LP-E6N/LP-E6NH Batteries
Combining robust connectivity within an integrated battery grip design, the WFT-R10A Wireless File Transmitter is a network workflow asset for the Canon EOS R5 C and R5 mirrorless camera bodies. This transmitter/grip combination permits transferring of image files using either wired or wireless LAN connections with FTP, FTPS, and SFTP support for secure sharing. EOS Utility and Network Setting Tool support, along with an updated and intuitive interface, permit creating various wireless configurations of varying complexities, including enhanced support for linked multi-camera shooting and wirelessly synced applications.
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Canon WFT-R10A Overview

Combining robust connectivity within an integrated battery grip design, the WFT-R10A Wireless File Transmitter is a network workflow asset for the Canon EOS R5 C and R5 mirrorless camera bodies. This transmitter/grip combination permits transferring of image files using either wired or wireless LAN connections with FTP, FTPS, and SFTP support for secure sharing. EOS Utility and Network Setting Tool support, along with an updated and intuitive interface, permit creating various wireless configurations of varying complexities, including enhanced support for linked multi-camera shooting and wirelessly synced applications.

As a grip, the WFT-R10A accepts up to two LP-E6/LP-E6N/LP-E6NH batteries. It also provides users with a set of vertical controls and dials, including a shutter release and joystick, to make the camera more comfortable to use in a portrait orientation. Additionally, the grip has the same level of dust and water resistance as the R5 itself to suit working in inclement conditions.

Both wired (Ethernet) and wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) connectivity options are available for custom networking solutions. Wireless support has been upgraded over the base camera with 802.11ac/c 2x2 MIMO Technology to achieve transfer speeds of up to 867 Mb/s. Also, standard 802.11b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 802.11ac/a/n at 5 GHz are options for compatibility with different networks.
As a vertical battery grip the WFT-R10A offers the expected advantages of longer battery life and easier operation for vertical shooting. It holds two LP-E6NH/LP-E6N/LP-E6 battery packs. It also has vertical controls, including dials, a multi-controller, and shutter release. Additionally, it is dust and moisture resistant to match the camera.
Professional workflows sometimes require advanced remote transfer options, including FTP and encryption. The WFT-R10A allows configuring for direct image transfer from the camera to local or offsite servers using FTP, FTPS, and SFTP.
EOS Utility software is avaialble, providing options for Live View remote shooting and image transfer. This works well with the Network Setting Tool for adjusting network-specific options using a computer. This tool allows the export and import of setting files (NIF), LAN setup, and the ability to check access to the FTP server and create folders.
One camera can connect to up to ten receiver cameras (all equipped with the WFT-R10A) via wireless LAN for remote multi-camera shooting or to sync time of all the cameras.
UPC: 013803328233

Canon WFT-R10A Specs

Battery Type2 x Battery Pack (LP-E6NH, LP-E6N or LP-E6)
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions (L x W x H)5.6 x 4.5 x 3.2" / 143.2 x 114.4 x 81.0 mm
Weight13.93 oz / 395 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.1 x 5.5 x 3.8"

Canon WFT-R10A Reviews

A very expensive one battery grip!

By Richard
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-21

I'm not sure who at Canon thought this was a good Idea, but this grip is not only ridiculously overpriced but it essentially divides the duties of the batteries into two, (yes it holds two batteries, one battery powers the camera (and only one) while the second only powers the WFT feature, so it's incredibly frustrating to be out on a shoot and have your one battery run out and realize that the second battery does nothing to power the camera. you have to 1)- Stop what your doing (which if you're shooting video is a dead stop) 2)- Pull out the battery magazine and switch out the dead battery to the WFT slot and 3)- Put the battery that was in the WFT slot to the Camera slot. 4- continue what you were doing. isn't one of the main points of the grip, particularly at the pro level, is to avoid these time wasting features to begin with?? Canon should be clear about a missing feature of this scale. if they realized what it would mean in future lost sales or revenue, this would have been revised or thought out better. For the price, unacceptable.

Very Disappointing

By Philip
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-30

The build quality, ergonomics, and controls are great. But in addition to the battery issues several other people have noted, I found the WFT useless compared with just relying on the R5's built-in wireless (which is way slow). The manual says the WFT doesn't support FTP mode except with computers running Windows (I'm on a Mac). Getting any wireless connection was painful, and using the EOS Utility I think the connection was really going through the camera and not the WFT. Transmission was incredibly slow, so this would not provide a wireless tethering option. The WFT manual has very poor instructions, written for someone who already knows which of several connection options to choose from (and why) plus how to set them up. And it tells you to look for answers in the R5 manual. So the WFT, R5, and EOS Utility manuals could easily leave you running in circles. There appears to be only one video on YouTube showing how to connect the WFT and R5, but this is to an iPad/iPhone not a laptop, and it's in Spanish. (Search Guillermo Flores - Cursos de Fotografía.)

Don’t buy-camera uses 1 bat.

By Barrie
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-28

This is a very expensive grip but battery power is not shared to the camera. One battery is for the camera and one for the wi-fi. This is an absolute waste of a lot of money. Be warned if your are desperate for FTP transfer then maybe but there is nothing good about this grip.

One battery for the Transmitter and one for the Camera?!

By Alon
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-08

So disappointed in this one. The grip doesn't use both batteries for the camera so what's the point of having this grip anyway? Such a waist of money...

READ before you buy this grip

By Tommy
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-05

I’ve placed an order on the first day it was announced and the description of the product said “WFT-R10A provides extended battery life with the ability to accept up to two LP-E6/LP-E6N/LP-E6NH batteries”. To me, that was kinda stating the obvious - that’s basically what a battery grip does. Well, apparently that common sense/logic doesn’t apply on this one. You can only use one battery for camera operation and the other one is reserved for wi-fi feature and it DOES NOT switch over when the main battery dies. I tried disabling the wi-fi & bluetooth features, no luck. Another thing I found out is that since this grip doesn’t use two batteries for the camera main operation, you cannot achieve 12 fps mechanical burst mode in R5. You have to use the regular grip (non-WFT) for that one. So, if you’re looking for extended battery life & burst mode, avoid this grip and get the regular one.

ridiculous product

By Michael
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-25

The WFT works fine for FTP transfer, which is why I bought it. But the fact that only one battery powers the camera and the other powers the wifi is a joke. The camera battery dies fast, while the wifi battery never dies. Horrible, stupid design.

Incredibly Disappointing

By Brett
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-27

I always use a grip to give me the 1Dx feel and add the additional controls for portrait orientation. I was excited to buy this grip. I'd get the high-speed wireless / or Ethernet to an FTP server, and enjoy instantly syncing without having to constantly remove cards or connect the camera via USB-C. So when I purchased the R5, this seemed like a great product to give me the grip AND wireless features all-in-one. Well, as the other reviewers have stated, the software in the camera / grip simply does not allow you to use both batteries. You must allocate one for the wireless features and one for the camera. Huh? Why not just discharge both batteries equally and have them both function for camera AND wireless functions? Or at least, let us select our desired behavior in the menus. The way this grip is designed, it's basically a glorified battery storage tray, as you must remove the magazine and physically swap the batteries once one is depleted. It's completely frustrating when you're out in the field and have to do this. I ended up returning this item and bought the BG-R10, which functions as it should. Although limited in it's wireless features, I'll make do with the camera's built-in connection options. Canon needs to address this incredibly disappointing effort.

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