Add Wi-Fi To Your Camera With the Eyefi Mobi Card

Posted by on May 28, 2015

Eyefi Mobi SD Cards Add Wi-Fi To Your Camera

Put an Eyefi Mobi SD memory card in your camera and the Eyefi app on your Smart Phone to add Wi-Fi connectivity to your camera.

If you read my camera reviews and buying guides regularly then you know many digital cameras now have built-in Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly transfer photos and videos to your Smart Phone so you can share them to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. But what if you don’t want or can’t afford a new camera? Is there a way to add Wi-Fi to your current DSLR, mirrorless or point-and-shoot camera? Why, yes there is! You can add Wi-Fi to your camera with the Eyefi Mobi card. The $50 Eyefi Mobi is more than just a class 10 SD memory card, it also allows you to instantly transfer photos from your camera to your Smart Phone.

The Eyefi Mobi Card Puts Wi-Fi In Any Camera

Add Wi-Fi to your favorite camera with the Eyefi Mobi SD memory card.

I love cameras with built-in Wi-Fi. But a few years ago, before I owned a camera with Wi-Fi, I had an Eyefi card in my point-and-shoot. With the Eyefi app installed on my Smart Phone, I’d take a picture, wirelessly transfer it to my phone, process it with my favorite photo editing app, then upload to Facebook, right from the trail.

Eyefi Mobi Memory Card - How Does It Work?

A simple diagram of the how the Eyefi Mobi SD memory card’s Wi-Fi works.

Why not just take pictures with your phone? Camera phones are pretty incredible – for phones. But there are a whole bunch of reasons why a “real” camera is still better. Some of the important benefits of a real camera are better optics, zoom lenses, manual exposure control, better image quality, better ergonomics, etc. And with the Eyefi card, you can use whatever digital camera you want and still be able to share your photos, on the spot. Watch the Eyefi marketing video below to get a better idea how it works. The video is a couple of years old and the card label looks a little different but it works the same.

Eyefi Mobi Card Video:

The Eyefi Mobi SD card comes in 8 and 16 GB capacities and lets you instantly transfer photos and videos from your camera to your Smart Phone, tablet, computer. If that’s not enough, the 32 GB Eyefi Mobi Pro card adds RAW transfer and selective file transfer capabilities. It will also connect to your home Wi-Fi network and includes a one year Eyefi Cloud storage subscription. I haven’t used the new Eyefi Mobi cards or the most recent version of the Eyefi mobile app so I can’t speak to their performance. My experience with the Eyefi Pro X2 memory card was generally positive, although I did find it a bit more complicated and nitpicky than using a camera with built-in Wi-Fi. On the other hand, the Eyefi card is a whole lot cheaper than a new camera and it served me well for quite a while.

So if you want to improve the quality of the photos you share on social networks or you want to stop taking two photos – one with your real camera, and then one with your phone to share on Facebook – the Eyefi Mobi card is a great solution. An 8 GB Eyefi Mobi SD card only costs $50 and the Mobi Pro card costs $100. That’s a whole lot easier on the bank account than buying a new camera.


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4 Responses to Add Wi-Fi To Your Camera With the Eyefi Mobi Card

  1. Tori Porter May 29, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    Thanks for the write up! Here’s a link to the latest video on Mobi as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrZw1eAB90w

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  2. Jason Shaffer May 29, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    I use my Eyefi on almost every shoot I do for restaurants. I shoot RAW on my main card & then medium JPEG on the Eyefi. At the end of the shoot, I transfer photos to my iPad then send them immediately to the publisher or marketing team. They love it.
    Nice technology, cannot wait to see how much better it can get.

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    • Photo-John May 29, 2015 at 11:38 AM

      Thanks for the comment, Jason. It’s good to get some feedback from someone who’s using the Eyefi card in a professional environment. I just used my Eyefi X2 card so I could post share photos from the trail. But I have talked to a lot of pro photographers who use them to provide a better service to their clients.

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  3. John Shafer December 8, 2015 at 7:49 AM

    I recently bought the Eyefi Mobi Pro SD card to use with my Canon EOS 7D Mk II, which doesn’t have built-in Wi-Fi. Although it’s not as intuitive and efficient as built-in Wi-Fi, the Mobi Pro card does successfully add Wi-Fi functionality to my camera so I can transfer photos to my phone and share them on the spot.

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