Modding your Canon camera

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  1. Rory

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    Hey guys

    I came across this software that sort of "mods" your Canon camera to give it quite a few extra features. It's basically for the "point and shoot" type models, not the SLR's which would already have most of those features.

    Whats nice is that you just have to copy some files onto a memory card then turn the camera on with it in and you can use it, and it's non permanent so you can turn the camera on and not activate it and it will be like normal.

    It's called CHDK. http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK

    I like the battery level indicator, much better than just dying one day (when you need it). The live histogram is pretty cool too. The rest of the stuff is more suited to people who know what they're doing and are going for "creative" shots. It's also just got a bunch of useful info.


    Just thought this might help some guys out there experiment a bit. I love it when things get "new features". :) I never actually knew there were things like this out there.
     
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    Well that sucks, my camera is not supported :(
     
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    Thank you Rory. Dean, buy another one. Yours date back from the anglo war. Lol
     
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    At least mine still works after it's been for a swim :razz:
     
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    Rory Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    What camera have you got Dean?

    Tried it on my S2 IS and works well. I want to upgrade to a DSLR soon though. (blame crispin)
     
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    A430
     
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    Lol. A for "ancient" and 430th on the production line. Come visit and I will give you something better
     
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    guilty as charged "jap tourist that you are!":) get a decnt camera, but cool info you found there.

    i'll download soem of the shots you took the other day, you got a few crackers:)
     
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    Rory Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Haha, I have added a DSLR to the list of stuff to buy. Been browsing the outdoorphoto forums quite a bit as well.

    Kinda undecided between the 450D, 1000D or 50D. The 5D sounds amazing but a bit too pricy. I was thinking of getting a 2nd hand 400D or so and building up the lens/accesory collection rather and then getting the equivalent of a 40/50D or so later, for now I can borrow a 40D if I really want but I'd like to have my own camera body so I don't have to all the time.
     
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    Rory, check out Gumtree website for a couple of good second hand Cameras. Saw some the other day
     
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