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Turn Your Point-and-Shoot Into A Super-Camera!

January 10, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

“If you’re using a consumer grade point-and-shoot Canon digital camera, you’ve got hardware in hand that can support advanced features way beyond what shipped in the box.

With the help of a free, open source project called CHDK, you can get features like RAW shooting mode, live RGB histograms, motion-detection, time-lapse, and even games on your existing camera.

Let’s transform your point-and-shoot into a super camera just by adding a little special sauce to its firmware.

The Canon Hacker’s Development Kit, aka CHDK, is a firmware enhancement that supports an impressive array of Canon digital cameras.

I emphasize the enhancement aspect of CHDK because the tool is non-permanent and non-destructive, meaning that you load it onto your camera whenever you want to use it; CHDK makes no changes to your camera, and turning it off is simply a matter of restarting your camera.

Installing CHDK involves copying a couple of files onto your camera’s memory card; permanently removing it from your camera entails deleting those files.

It’s simple and powerful (sort of like hacking your router firmware) but even easier.”

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