Canon will release a version of its compact Ixy digital camera with built in WiFi sometime this December, in Japan (Nikon recently released a version of their own). This is Canon’s first WiFi built in camera. The WiFi functionality will allow the user to immediately send photos to their computer and also control the camera remotely.
The Ixy digital camera, pruportedly the SD430, with WiFi is apparently similar to one of the newest in the Ixy Digital 60 and will feature a 5 megapixel CCD and a 3 times optical zoom. It will also come packed with a Wireless Print Adapter, for wireless printing.
Expect the camera to be just over $400. The Ixy Wifi is due for release in Japan sometime in December. No dates have been announced for the EU or US.
Expect the WiFi digital camera to become a growing trend amongst consumer and professional digital cameras.