Saturday, May 19, 2007

Mod-ing my Canon!

Even if I was quite unsure of the process, I finally made a little modification on my Canon A630.

It's all about the HDK firmware, which gave me:
  • Shooting in RAW
  • Live histogram
  • Zebra mode (blinking highlights and shadows)
  • DOF-calculator
  • Battery indicator
  • Scripts execution (exposure/focus/... bracketing, intervalometer and more)
  • File browser
  • Text reader
  • Calendar
  • Some fun tools and games :)
There are entire threads about the (non-)usefulness of RAW in Canon's P&S cameras, for S3 IS, G7 and maybe others. Even before finding these, I had the same conclusion in my mind: the work implied is not worth it. If I'll change my mind, we'll just have to wait and see. Until than I'm just going to take advantage of the rest of the neat features! ;)