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Canon A420 Compatible CHDK ?

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Canon A420 Compatible CHDK ?
« on: 13 / October / 2010, 17:27:00 »
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Hi,
I know that there is no chdk release for this camera, but can i use A430's or A450's chdk releases with this cam ?
Since these are same series models, i thought it may be possible.  I just need manual exposure control and raw mode for this camera, video features are not so important for me. Thanks.


http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/A420
http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/A430

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Re: Canon A420 Compatible CHDK ?
« Reply #1 on: 13 / October / 2010, 18:01:27 »
There is zero chance of a build for any other model working on the A420 I'm afraid. There is a dump for the A420 (the first step in producing a port) but no work has been done on it for a year.
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Re: Canon A420 Compatible CHDK ?
« Reply #2 on: 13 / October / 2010, 18:38:10 »
Can i port it myself with my c++ and c# knowledge ?  Or are there electronics based steps in chdk releases ?

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Re: Canon A420 Compatible CHDK ?
« Reply #3 on: 13 / October / 2010, 21:50:54 »
Can i port it myself with my c++ and c# knowledge ?  Or are there electronics based steps in chdk releases ?
Only software. Some assembly language is required, but if you understand the principles, the arm documentation is sufficient for all the ARM specifics.

See http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/For_Developers and especially http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Adding_support_for_a_new_camera

Looking at the a420 page, it appears that some work has been done. A digic II/vxworks camera should be pretty straightforward, although some of the really old ones have a few oddities.
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Re: Canon A420 Compatible CHDK ?
« Reply #4 on: 13 / October / 2010, 23:06:01 »
I want to work with these firmware dumps but links for fw in A420 section are dead.
How can i find these firmware dumps ?

Re: Canon A420 Compatible CHDK ?
« Reply #5 on: 14 / October / 2010, 00:54:38 »
I decided to sell a420 and buy a chdk compatible canon camera. I think it will be a better solution  :)

Edit : I upgraded my cam to ixus 700 and it works fine now.
« Last Edit: 17 / October / 2010, 04:05:34 by axux15 »

 

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