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The truth about CHDK and Canon sx200

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The truth about CHDK and Canon sx200
« on: 07 / October / 2009, 18:44:06 »
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Hi guys, first congratulations for CHDK, I'm glad to be a new member.
I'm currently an owner of a sx110 and I was thinking of moving to a sx200 for wider lens, hd video and a few other things and after some research I've found a comment on www.sx200.net regarding CHDK + sx200 but I don't know if that's truth because on the main page those features are not listed, here is the comment from an owner:

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I've had the SX 200 for a month and a half now. I've just loaded CHDK into it, and its capabilities have now shot through the roof ! I like it because it's compact enough to take it anywhere, unlike DSLRs which are not only too bulky to be taken anywhere, but actually attract unwanted attention ( read robbers ). With CHDK installed, I now have live histogram, ability to shoot in RAW, bracketing, long shutter speeds, ultra fast shutter speeds, zebra mode, battery indicator, motion detection trigger ( for photographing lightning strikes ), taking videos greater than 1 Gb, and many many more features. My humble SX 200 now performs like a $ 1000/- camera, and IQ has been greatly enhanced. The SX 200 is one baby that I'll not outgrow in a long time. And don't worry about the always up flash - you'll get used to it soon. It's a small price to pay for such a wonderful camera.
Pat

 Basically:

  • Shoot in RAW
  • Faster shutter (note: sx200 factory min shutter speed is 3.5 while sx110 is 2.8 )
  • Batery Indicator
  • Record videos grater than 1 GB (default factory setting limited to 30min)

Is all of that true?
Thanks
« Last Edit: 07 / October / 2009, 18:45:58 by theplague »

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Offline RaduP

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Re: The truth about CHDK and Canon sx200
« Reply #1 on: 07 / October / 2009, 18:46:52 »
Yes, but the SX200 is still work in progress I think (but mostly done).

Re: The truth about CHDK and Canon sx200
« Reply #2 on: 07 / October / 2009, 18:55:04 »
Wow, that's nice, any advise on moving from a sx110 to a sx200?

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Re: The truth about CHDK and Canon sx200
« Reply #3 on: 07 / October / 2009, 19:13:56 »
don't know either cam, but SX110 has been ported, so you can already try out CHDK

http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/SX110

hth,

wim


Re: The truth about CHDK and Canon sx200
« Reply #4 on: 07 / October / 2009, 19:18:21 »
Anycase those 4 features I've specified above are already fully working on the sx200 even though there is still work in progress, is that correct?

Thank you

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Re: The truth about CHDK and Canon sx200
« Reply #5 on: 07 / October / 2009, 19:26:59 »
Well, the thread about SX200 is here: http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,3994.0.html
It's 40 pages long though.
The RAW shooting should be done, battery indicator should also be done, it's easy.
I am not sure what you mean by: Faster shutter (note: sx200 factory min shutter speed is 3.5 while sx110 is 2.8 )
3.5 and 2.8 what?

Re: The truth about CHDK and Canon sx200
« Reply #6 on: 07 / October / 2009, 19:35:26 »
Sorry, I was talking about aperture size...
After taking a peak at the forum it looks like they've manage to unlock the optical zoom in movie mode and enabled a third compression method that was taken of on the sx200, the super-fine mode, where we had only fine and normal before, can you confirm that or is it only speculation? (last 4 pages)
Thanks

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Re: The truth about CHDK and Canon sx200
« Reply #7 on: 07 / October / 2009, 19:56:29 »
Well, the min aperture can not not be modified by software, it's a physical thing.
The super fine compression method works, but not sure if it works (yet) for the user, it might be just a developer thing. I mean, no new user accessible menu for it.


Re: The truth about CHDK and Canon sx200
« Reply #8 on: 07 / October / 2009, 19:59:43 »
what about the optical zoom in movie mode? that's a killer feature imop

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Re: The truth about CHDK and Canon sx200
« Reply #9 on: 07 / October / 2009, 20:45:10 »
Record videos grater than 1 GB (default factory setting limited to 30min)
This is not true.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

 

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