Been looking for a camera to try CHDK on since I first heard about it a few years ago. Finally found an A1200 for $60 last week and jumped on it. Had CHDK up and running the first day.
Still trying to get this all figured out and haven't had much time to fully study up on it yet - and most of what I'm finding on the wiki is marked as out of date
so I'm not sure if the issues I've found are issues with what I'm doing or issues with the A1200 port. (I'm using the autobuild from Sept 29th CHDK 1.1.0-2012) I've used both the firmware update and the autoboot loading methods - mostly the firmware update method.
The first and biggest issue is that most of the time I can't load any grids. I'm not sure why it suddenly started working just now when I went to reproduce it but the past few days every time I've used the load grid from file the camera just seems to crash and turn itself off. And now after shutting the camera off and back on it's happening again. It almost seems like if I load the "Rulers.grd" sample grid first then I can load other grids afterwards...but if I try to load any other grid first the camera just crashes.
The other issue is I enabled optical zoom for video and then did a test video - but my battery percentage display starting dropping FAST as soon as I started shooting video. It went from 70% to 10% in less than 10 seconds. But then after rebooting the camera the battery was back to where it was when I started shooting video. I haven't changed any other settings yet and I'm still on the original cheapie alkalines that came with the camera at this point.
Looking forward to trying out the motion detection but so far all of the info I seem to be finding on the wiki sounds like it's outdated. Can anyone direct me to current info?
I was looking for a small cheap camera that would be a step up from my cell phone for times I want better photos but don't want to lug around an SLR and so far this seems perfect. I love that it runs on AA's and so far between the stock capabilities and what CHDK adds it's a great new tool that seems almost perfect - and given the price I can overlook the things I'm not 100% happy about...even if it makes me want to pick up a nicer Canon P&S to load CHDK on as well