Looking for a perfect camera for aerial photo, 20Mixel, light, ~24mm+

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I've seen DSC-HX60V  - no RAW, and the usual Sony-loc-down makes it irrelevant.

I'd like a CHDK compatible camera, with 24mm +some zoom -, as high resolution as possible, GPS and not too heavy, under 400gr would be nice.

Today I am using Powershot S100 - but the resolution is no longer high enough for some customers.

Re: Looking for a perfect camera for aerial photo, 20Mixel, light, ~24mm+
« Reply #1 on: 15 / August / 2014, 14:02:54 »
Check which of these have been ported to CHDK and then look at the reviews :-

http://www.dpreview.com/products/timeline?year=2014&brand=canon&category=compacts

Re: Looking for a perfect camera for aerial photo, 20Mixel, light, ~24mm+
« Reply #2 on: 15 / August / 2014, 14:29:32 »
Thank you very much, that was a neat way to find all products, and quick specs.
ELPH 150 IS (IXUS 155) seems like a great choice - the only "problem" is that I do not know whatever going from PowerShot S100 to a newer, but "cheaper" camera , is a guarantee for lower quality pictures ?
I guess I need to try to be sure.

It's a pity 155 is not supported yet - how much work is it to compile for an average camera ? / and is that automagicaly done by the master developers once somebody provide a firmware dump ?
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Re: Looking for a perfect camera for aerial photo, 20Mixel, light, ~24mm+
« Reply #4 on: 15 / August / 2014, 17:24:00 »
It's a pity 155 is not supported yet - how much work is it to compile for an average camera ? / and is that automagicaly done by the master developers once somebody provide a firmware dump ?
No, it's a pretty substantial amount of work, and doing it "blind" without having the camera being ported is much more difficult and frustrating. I personally don't ever do ports like this, but some people have.

Another way to approach this would be start with a very cheap supported camera (like a refurb A series from canon) to prototype your project with. If you find CHDK is suitable for your project and you need more image quality, you can invest in a "good" camera later.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

 

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