Advice on buying camera for first CHDK tryout

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Advice on buying camera for first CHDK tryout
« on: 29 / June / 2013, 01:05:59 »
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Hi all, new here

Need some advice on buying camera for a first CHDK tryout.

I'm from Peru and i can get a used SX130 or SX150 for a cheap price

Some reviews mention SX130 as having a more quality lens than SX150 but im not sure, i dont see much of a difference.

I can also get many ELPH models such as the 100 HS or 300 HS,  as well as the A3400, A4000 or even an SX160 (though it's apparently unsupported).

Unfortunately i dont have access to S95 or S100 nor the G series.

I need a camera with manual controls, good image quality and RAW format, i'll be doing some soft Photoshop.


Re: Advice on buying camera for first CHDK tryout
« Reply #1 on: 29 / June / 2013, 01:34:59 »
SX150.

There .. was that easy?
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: Advice on buying camera for first CHDK tryout
« Reply #2 on: 29 / June / 2013, 02:01:45 »
SX150.

There .. was that easy?

Thank you for your reply, forgot to mention i'll be doing mostly outdoor shoting, no higher than 200 ISO, and size is not a problem.

I go for SX150 then, i thought 130 had better quality and was more CHDK capable?

Re: Advice on buying camera for first CHDK tryout
« Reply #3 on: 30 / June / 2013, 09:45:31 »
i thought 130 had better quality and was more CHDK capable?
Saw your post about this on dpreview. 

All Canon P&S camera that get ported to CHDK have the same capability (although there are occasional quirk - some will not do "firmware update" booting for example).  Check the CHDK wiki page for any model you are considering - however the sx130 and sx150 in specific will be identical in CHDK capabilities.

As far as IQ goes,  have you found a review that shows images from both cameras taken under "identical" conditions?  I'd be surprised if there was much difference.

Finally,  there is this - which I believe speaks more to the popularity of the camear and to its build quality issue rather than to an issue about CHDK,  :  http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Camera_failures_suspected_to_be_caused_by_CHDK#SX130
But there are no guarantees!
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


 

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