Samsung release source for NX2000 & NX300 mirrorless cameras

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http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/05/28/Samsung-releases-source-code-for-NX300-NX2000-mirrorless-cameras

Will be interesting to see what 'develops' :)

Phil.
CHDK ports:
  sx30is (1.00c, 1.00h, 1.00l, 1.00n & 1.00p)
  g12 (1.00c, 1.00e, 1.00f & 1.00g)
  sx130is (1.01d & 1.01f)
  ixus310hs (1.00a & 1.01a)
  sx40hs (1.00d, 1.00g & 1.00i)
  g1x (1.00e, 1.00f & 1.00g)

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Re: Samsung release source for NX2000 & NX300 mirrorless cameras
« Reply #1 on: 28 / May / 2013, 17:03:30 »
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/05/28/Samsung-releases-source-code-for-NX300-NX2000-mirrorless-cameras

Will be interesting to see what 'develops' :)

Phil.
Very interesting. Sony has previously released source for their Linux based cameras, but AFAIK they all have a locked down bootloaders so you couldn't actually do anything interesting with it.

The dpreview article is making sounds like Samsung isn't taking this approach. Given their experience with android etc I wouldn't be surprised if they released something useable, but I don't see anything from Samsung confirming that.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

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Re: Samsung release source for NX2000 & NX300 mirrorless cameras
« Reply #2 on: 28 / May / 2013, 18:41:03 »
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/05/28/Samsung-releases-source-code-for-NX300-NX2000-mirrorless-cameras

Will be interesting to see what 'develops' :)

Phil.
Very interesting. Sony has previously released source for their Linux based cameras, but AFAIK they all have a locked down bootloaders so you couldn't actually do anything interesting with it.

The dpreview article is making sounds like Samsung isn't taking this approach. Given their experience with android etc I wouldn't be surprised if they released something useable, but I don't see anything from Samsung confirming that.

If you follow the link to the Samsung site from DPReview, then click the Photography/Digital Cameras menu you get to a download page. There is a download for the source plus another for build / install instructions - which goes through the firmware update steps.

So it would appear you can replace the camera firmware with a custom version.
Not sure if there are limitations, or proprietary bits in there though.

Phil.
CHDK ports:
  sx30is (1.00c, 1.00h, 1.00l, 1.00n & 1.00p)
  g12 (1.00c, 1.00e, 1.00f & 1.00g)
  sx130is (1.01d & 1.01f)
  ixus310hs (1.00a & 1.01a)
  sx40hs (1.00d, 1.00g & 1.00i)
  g1x (1.00e, 1.00f & 1.00g)

 

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