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Old Sep 13, 2007, 10:53 PM   #1
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I've just read about a firmware hack for a number of Canon cameras (including the S3 IS I have).

Further information from http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/11/c...based-cameras/

The procedure is at http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK/FAQ

Do any of you have any experience with this? Forgive me if this is old news.

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Old Sep 14, 2007, 9:32 AM   #2
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I have this for my Canon A700. It works well, and is fun to play with. In reality though, after the cool factor wore off, I don't use it much anymore. The one thing I do like is the precise battery meter. The procedure is easy to do and you can't harm or break anything, so you might as well try it out. I very much respect the people who put the time in to make the hack.
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Old Sep 16, 2007, 9:10 PM   #3
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I've been using this with all my Canon Digic II Cams. Very nice addition to the feature set.
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Old Oct 6, 2007, 1:21 AM   #4
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I found this does not work. I tried version 1.48, and when it didn't work, I tried version 1.29. I have an S3IS, firmware version 1.00A. The firmware would not load, because the camera said there was an error.

AFAIK, there is only one firmware version in this model, so AFAIK, this will not work in any S3 cameras. I am using a Corsair high-speed 2 Gig card.

Sounds like a cool hack, very cool in fact. But it doesn't seem to work for the S3.

EDIT: do I have to rename ps.fir? I'll have to try it again in a day or two.
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Old Oct 6, 2007, 2:24 PM   #5
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Okay, it does work. My SD card was formatted incorrectly.

Problem solved.


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