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Should I risk hacking my EOS Rebel XT with this?

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This hacked firmware update to some Canon cameras sounds VERY tempting. I’m curious. I’m tempted. I’m also probably to risk-averse with that camera to try it right away.

Digital cameras have powers beyond what is immediately available to the user. On a standard Canon, for example, the fastest shutter speed option offered is 1/1,600 second, but the hardware can handle much more than that — up to 1/60,000 of a second.

[From Supercharge Your Camera with Open-Source CHDK Firmware - Wired How-To Wiki]

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April 5th, 2008 at 11:38 am

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3 Responses to 'Should I risk hacking my EOS Rebel XT with this?'

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  1. I was liking this for the shutter control – too bad I have a Nikon. From what I read last week this “upgrade” doesn’t require a firmware flash so I would try it.

    Kyle Kinnaman

    7 Apr 08 at 7:16 am

  2. The instructions mention only SD cards, and my DSLR uses the CF cards, but I can’t imagine the principle is any different. Microcenter has 1G CF Cards for $10 and I’m assuming I could pick up a cheap enough adapter to give it a shot.

    cpillsbury

    8 Apr 08 at 9:31 am

  3. Another piece on this. It specifically mentions P&S Canon, so it might not work with the Rebel… http://lifehacker.com/387380/turn-your-point+and+shoot-into-a-super+camera

    cpillsbury

    17 May 08 at 7:03 am

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