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Remote for Canon SX130 IS?

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Remote for Canon SX130 IS?
« on: 30 / August / 2011, 20:45:08 »
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I have a question please. I have a Canon SX130 IS. Already downloaded the hack for it from here, and what I'd like to know is if it is possible to using a homemade remote to take pics with it. I know how to make one - also learned it here. I'm afraid if it's absolutely not designed for it, I would kill it with a 3 volt signal.

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Re: Remote for Canon SX130 IS?
« Reply #1 on: 30 / August / 2011, 22:02:30 »
I have a question please. I have a Canon SX130 IS. Already downloaded the hack for it from here, and what I'd like to know is if it is possible to using a homemade remote to take pics with it. I know how to make one - also learned it here. I'm afraid if it's absolutely not designed for it, I would kill it with a 3 volt signal.
The home made remote just sends powers the USB connector the same way plugging it into a computer would (you can in take pictures by plugging and unplugging the computer cable if you enable remote ;)). If your remote doesn't deviate too far from the USB specs, it should be OK.

This thread http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=294.0 should apply equally to any CHDK camera.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

Re: Remote for Canon SX130 IS?
« Reply #2 on: 30 / August / 2011, 22:08:04 »
thanks a lot

Re: Remote for Canon SX130 IS?
« Reply #3 on: 01 / September / 2011, 21:09:50 »
Alright. Installed CHDK and it works! I tried this trick with the PC usb to remote shutter but when I plug the usb in to the PC it only half
 presses the shoot button. It prepares to take the shot but it doesn't. What am I doing wrong? I really need this option


Re: Remote for Canon SX130 IS?
« Reply #4 on: 01 / September / 2011, 21:16:17 »
Alright. Installed CHDK and it works! I tried this trick with the PC usb to remote shutter but when I plug the usb in to the PC it only half
 presses the shoot button. It prepares to take the shot but it doesn't. What am I doing wrong? I really need this option
You need to insert and remove the USB cable twice.  The first time does a "half press" and the second time does a "shoot".

At some point I'd like to add a mode where the insert does the "half press" and the removal does a "shoot".  Maybe I'll work on that next.

« Last Edit: 01 / September / 2011, 21:34:38 by waterwingz »
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Re: Remote for Canon SX130 IS?
« Reply #5 on: 02 / September / 2011, 13:12:31 »
Thanks it is as you said. I have to be a little quick tho :) I guess I'll make one for it for convenience. Now is it possible to zoom
 with a usb remote on this cannon model after CHDK?
Bytheway my compliments to the developers. It's a great work.

Re: Remote for Canon SX130 IS?
« Reply #6 on: 02 / September / 2011, 15:02:57 »
Now is it possible to zoom with a usb remote on this cannon model after CHDK?
Here's a couple of links to get you started :

http://www.gentles.ltd.uk/gentwire/usb.htm
http://www.gentles.ltd.uk/gentwire/Manual-usbc2.pdf
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

 

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