eBay is absolutely fine (there's a reasonable chance that my payload could land in a lake so minimising costs is fine by me).
Do the older cameras work more reliably with CHDK? Given that each camera seems require a separate porting exercise, are some better/more robust than others?
After I had trouble with battery life on A590s & A560s (2 each!) I discovered Energizer Ultimate lithium primary batts. Suggested by Which! magazine, expensive & only available by mail order( PO dont seem to mind) round here, but they have a very good life, work well in the cold and are noticeably light at 29gm for 2 x AA.
A few modern As don't use AAs. A3100 weighs 152g including battery. The IXUS cameras I usually prefer are somewhat heavier. IXUS 980 was ~180g with battery. You will not reach the 100g target without stripping parts of a camera's body but 150g is no problem. If you are going to shoot RAW (DNG) I’d go for the A3100 or older because of the fact that its lens construction does not rely on digital geometric distortion correction and you can thus get an undistorted image from your RAW shots that equals the camera JPEG.
There is variation between ports, but unfortunately it's not as simple as older=more stable. Ports are generally done by a person who has the particular camera and thHaving handled all cameras that run CHDK I think the lightest one is the ancient IXUS i Zoom. I weighed it including battery and it's 120g. Most A series of cameras seem unsuitable to me. Albeit their plastic bodies seem lighter needing AA batteries (two of which weigh 52g) takes away the advantage.e required programming knowledge. Skill level and CHDK knowledge varies widely. Some ports are also done "blind" where the person doing the port doesn't have the actual camera, but relies on a non-programmer to test.
I bought a couple of A560s a couple of months ago and tested them - the batteries seemed to drain almost right away which is why I discounted them for this.
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