has a feature article about CHDK (Canon Hacker’s Development Kit?), an open source hack that can upgrade (not replace) the firmware in Canon DIG!C II based Canon digital cameras to enable whole lot more:

  • Shooting in RAW
  • Live histogram (RGB, blended, luminance and for each RGB channel)
  • Zebra mode (blinking highlights and shadows)
  • DOF-calculator
  • Battery indicator
  • Scripts execution (exposure/focus/… bracketing, intervalometer and more)
  • File browser
  • Text reader
  • Calendar

It sure looks like a fun project if you have these compatible cameras. It should be safe for the product warranty in case you have concerns with this.

Posted in: Other on September 11th, 2007. Trackback URI

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