New Powershot D30

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New Powershot D30
« on: 06 / May / 2014, 08:02:29 »
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Hi all,

I have been successfully using CHDK on my G12 for some time now but have decided that carrying it and my underwater enclosure around is at an end.

I just bought a Powershot D30 for my under water shots, probably similar image quality to the G12 when shooting underwater but I've not gotten to test it yet. That it is pretty much a D20 under the hood, with the same lens and Digic 4 image processor I was wondering if the current issues with more recent Canon cameras would be present in a new camera based on old tech? I'm referring to some of the problems I've been reading on the forums with the firmware of the newer Digic 6 processor and that they haven't been "cracked" yet.

Also given that this kind of question has been asked lots of times before, i.e. can I use a D20 firmware on a D30 th e answer looks to be no considering the potential changes that have occurred between these two generations. Is there a risk in giving it a go? Then again, one post I read said that this approach has never been successful so....

Given that I don't have the programming experience to create my own, I'm reliant on someone else with the technical know how to create a CHDK for the D30. Any takers? I'll pay ya :)

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Re: New Powershot D30
« Reply #1 on: 06 / May / 2014, 08:35:07 »
Hi,
Cameras released this year are using DRYOS 2.3, release #0054+p3, there is no port for any of them, so maybe we'll see new challenges.

The first step to start the port is to make a firmware dump. Could you do it? You can find instructions here: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Canon_Basic/Scripts/Dumper




Re: New Powershot D30
« Reply #2 on: 06 / May / 2014, 08:42:05 »
Yep I should be able to do that for tomorrow.

Re: New Powershot D30
« Reply #3 on: 06 / May / 2014, 14:28:07 »
Ok here is the firmware from the Canon Powershot D30.

http://www.mikecad.com/PRIMARY.BIN





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Re: New Powershot D30
« Reply #4 on: 06 / May / 2014, 16:20:20 »
Dump file is fine:
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// Camera info:
//   DRYOS R50 (DRYOS version 2.3, release #0050)
//   Firmware Ver GM1.00A   // Found @ 0xff079358, "GM1.00A" @ 0xff079365
//   Firmware build timestamp: Jan 20 2014 19:08:20
//   Canon PowerShot D30

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Re: New Powershot D30
« Reply #5 on: 06 / May / 2014, 16:26:32 »
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//   DRYOS R50 (DRYOS version 2.3, release #0050)r50
Code: [Select]
//   Firmware build timestamp: Jan 20 2014 19:08:20in 2014. D20 in a new package?

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Re: New Powershot D30
« Reply #6 on: 06 / May / 2014, 17:58:18 »
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//   DRYOS R50 (DRYOS version 2.3, release #0050)r50
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//   Firmware build timestamp: Jan 20 2014 19:08:20in 2014. D20 in a new package?

D20 with a BSI sensor.

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)

Re: New Powershot D30
« Reply #7 on: 06 / May / 2014, 22:35:04 »
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//   DRYOS R50 (DRYOS version 2.3, release #0050)r50
Code: [Select]
//   Firmware build timestamp: Jan 20 2014 19:08:20in 2014. D20 in a new package?

D20 with a BSI sensor.

Phil.


The D20 also has a BSI sensor

So yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if they even used the exact same mainboard as the D20.

To give it credit though, it does go down further down than any of last-year's competition, to 25 metres (but not that it'll be very usable at that depth though with an f/3.9 aperture). And it supposedly has a brighter screen.


Re: New Powershot D30
« Reply #8 on: 07 / May / 2014, 03:12:17 »
To be fair I wasn't exactly blown away by the enhancements over the D20 but I needed an UW camera and I've always had Canon so.....

I guess the D30 won't exactly be mainstream like the more popular Canon P&S cameras and that CHDK could be a long time coming, if ever?

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Re: New Powershot D30
« Reply #9 on: 24 / May / 2014, 10:31:21 »
I guess the D30 won't exactly be mainstream like the more popular Canon P&S cameras and that CHDK could be a long time coming, if ever?
I sent you a test version via PM. Please run test scripts and report the results.

 

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