Image transfer via Wifi is very very slow

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  1. Garddiner

    Garddiner New Member

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    Hello,

    I have troubles uploading images from my camera to my PC thru wifi ; it is very slow.
    The actual config is :
    - Canon EOS RP
    - Recent Tower PC with Windows 10 64 bits
    - Image Transfer Utility.
    The time to upload a 12 MB JPEG image from the camera to the PC thru my domestic wifi network is more than 5 minutes.
    I use the same wifi network to transfer 70MB data from a tablet to my PC in few seconds.
    I followed the user manual.
    Did I miss something ?
    Thank you.
    Gardiner
     

  2. rayallen

    rayallen Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    Buy a USB 3.0 card reader, take the card out of your camera, plug it into the reader, put the reader into a USB 3.0 port on your PC and you will never want to use WiFi again. I have been using that method for years and I noticed a huge speed improvement when USB 3.0 came along.
     
  3. Garddiner

    Garddiner New Member

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    This answer doesn't really help.
    My questions was:
    - do I use EOS RP WiFi features correctly?
    - is the WiFi of the EOS RP fast?
    - does my camera have a bug?
    I tried to transfer by placing my camera one foot from my Wifi box.
    Transfer speed looks like good. I didn't measure but about one second for each picture.
    My conclusion is that the EOS RP WiFi is very poor.
    And I will continue to use the card + USB method as I did before.
    Thanks a lot.
    Gardiner
     
  4. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    I assume the RP is the same as other cameras I have used in the past, it is slow. This could be hardware or software in nature to be honest or a combination of both. the Card reader method is nice because software is taken out of the equation, you are only limited to the USB speed. It's been ages since I used the usb to camera method as well, but it was also slower than I expected, probably similar to the wifi speed your indicating, there is likely some processing and buffering done between the camera and software on the computer.
     
  5. Caladina

    Caladina Active Member

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    have you checked to make sure the camera is only transfering the jpeg and not jpeg + raw?
    i only transfer via wifi, card never leaves the camera, but i have the M50 and mac book pro so i doubt i can be of much help.
    12mb jpeg files from the m50 to macbook pro take a matter of seconds , bt broardbrand
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2021
  6. Ken St John

    Ken St John New Member

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    I also notice my R is slow when my MacBook Air (M1) is connected by both ethernet (through a hub) and wifi. When I turn off the Wifi on the Air, the transfer from the camera is significantly faster.

    Ken
     

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