I am very interested in playing with the 1/60,000 shutter speeds
For instance, if I buy an A590is, or A570is, what are the odds that it will work. I see from the wiki that CHDK supports two versions for each. Are the 2 versions available on the used market, or 20? Am I going to end up with a closet full of unusable cameras?
In the case of the A590 and A570, you can ask the seller to tell you the firmware version of the camera before you buy. All he has to do is place a zero-length file called ver.req in the root directory of the SD card, then boot up the camera in Play mode. Then hit the FUNCSET and DISP buttons simultaneously, and the firmware version will be displayed.
And, regardless of CHDK support, you're going to want the latest version, I think. In the case of the A590, that's 1.01B.
That A590 seems like it might be a good bet, I had also stumbled upon the SD780IS after going through the entire list of cameras again (but likely still missing some good ones in the "100 windows open at once" confusion that brought). The SD780IS seems to have some of the better specs on the list, although the sensor is a 1/2.3 , compared to the A590 which is a 1/2.5 . Think that makes a big difference, or if there are other major differences between them?
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