The pocket-size, point-and-shoot digital camera was once a standard part of many consumers’ electronic tool kit. But it has been challenged by smartphones with better and better built-in cameras and photo apps. While they lack some photographic capabilities, like physical zoom lenses, phones are carried everywhere all the time. Plus, they are wirelessly connected to email and the Web, where digital pictures often wind up.
Taking photos with smartphones and uploading them to the Internet instantly is nothing to brag about these days. Even point-and-shoot cameras have optional Wi-Fi solutions available to upload images as soon as they’re taken. But what if your needs are a little more complex? What if you need to use the lens choices only available with a full-blown Digital SLR configuration, but still want to get some form of the image online as fast as possible? Whether you are in the field with a mobile MiFi-like hotspot, or at a location with Wi-Fi access available, the following solution will allow you to take stunning images in full resolution, and still streamline the upload process with correctly sized images for immediate sharing with family and friends.