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Old Jul 9, 2003, 11:14 AM   #1
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The idea is to hook up a canon digicam, (in my case an s50) somehow to a pocketPC. ipaq/xda/axim or suchlike.

Anyone got any bright ideas, or seen adaptors or pieces to make this possible.

I'm investigating the canon SDK, so theoreticaly it should be possible to do anything that the PC based canon software can allow. (just on a smaller screen)

anyone interested? or already started something like this?
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Is it IR?

How about just a 'learning' remote program for any PDA... 8)
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unfortunately no IR (as far as i know)

but i couldn't warrant doubling the price to get the more cumbersome g5 model, which had IR.


Either way, it would be nice to use an ipaq, wired video transfer over usb, as a remote viewer also. As the screen and viewfinder is often not viewable, when taking odd angled shots, or low to the ground., or against strong sunlight.
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Either way, it would be nice to use an ipaq, wired video transfer over usb, as a remote viewer also. As the screen and viewfinder is often not viewable, when taking odd angled shots, or low to the ground., or against strong sunlight.
Would you be better off with one of the smaller laptop (Sony) and use the Canon regular Zoom Browser that already support all theses features and come with the camera one the CDs?

-> no work required, and the GUI is so nice...! 8) 8) 8)
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yes, I had considered the small laptop, route.

Althought the cost of a new small laptop, might be prohibitive,
I should checkout the prices again tho'

But perhaps also it the cost of the USB host adaptors for ipaqs.
http://www.ratocsystems.com/english/...ges/cfu1u.html

I did like the idea of using a small handheld unit. and something with a touch screen, preferably.
Tablet PC is a bit overkill tho'


I think I still might like to write my own customised application, either way.


Perhaps I'll just rely on the 2 second self timer, for the time being.
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Default Ipaq remote control for the Canon

I would also be very intrested in this type of software / hardware connection for my D-30. The Ipaq has a wonderful screen, that is visiable outside. If you are going to write your own, I will assist if I can. I have the older Ipaq, the 3670, with the CF card back. I am also considering the PCMCIA back if needed for remote control of the Canon camera's. This would be a fantastic peice of software. I am available for Alpha, beta, and final release testing. Just let me know.

Casey

P.S. I wonder if the Linux world has this, since they have already hacked a working copy of Linux to the Ipaq.
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Old Feb 9, 2004, 8:58 AM   #7
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Hi,

The problem with this idea is in the physical connector/adaptors. and CE drivers.

A USB host adaptor -to- CF card seems to be a way around it. but would still need drivers for the camera, in WinCE build.
And those adaptors are expensive anyways (179. when i looked)

So I concluded a small laptop seems more straight forward, there's already win32 drivers and laptops have the USB host connectors.

not quite as nice as the ipaq idea, ;(

Anyy ideas/suggestions welcome.
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