Well, this all started as a project to build a DIY bookscanner. Was entertaining the idea of other cameras, but noticed that Adorama and Beach Camera had refurbished A490's on sale. At first I could not find anything about the CHDK for that camera, and then, low and behold I saw a Beta available for it. Canon emailed me that they did not know the firmware versions of those cameras being sold.
Sooo, stupid me bought 2 of them for my build, hoping that they would have the 1.00F version, since they were refurbs. After much hair pulling, I realised that my cameras are apparently, according to "Camera Version" software, my cameras have the 1.00E version. (Not 100% sure of the accuracy, so attaching detailed EXIF below)
I noticed after much searching that there are links to the 1.00E dumps at, http://www.box.net/chdk#chdk/1/55272271/789432695/1
. Has anyone succeeded in making a version for this firmware? I just wanna use the remote control portion for triggering the 2 cameras, so I can build my book scanner..
Anyway, I need to stick on the lower cost range of ~10 megapixels, that is why I chose these particular cameras. If this can't easily be done, I may have to return the 490's for a different model while I can still return them, so any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks again for anyone's help!