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Canon A560/A570 - Firmware versions?

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Canon A560/A570 - Firmware versions?
« on: 18 / March / 2013, 19:23:40 »
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Hi,

Firstly, I'm still working my way through the wiki etc on the CHDK site, I can't seem to find an answer to this but if it's an obvious question, please forgive me!

I am looking at a A560 or A570 on eBay so that I can get started with CHDK. The FAQ page on the wiki has a list of cameras that are supported, it seems to specify a firmware version on the camera, is this because different versions of the same camera have different firmware and only some will work? Will I need to contact the sellers to determine whether the camera I buy has a compatible firmware?

I don't want to bid for a camera and end up with one that I can't use, any help on this would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Adam

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Re: Canon A560/A570 - Firmware versions?
« Reply #1 on: 18 / March / 2013, 21:06:38 »
I am looking at a A560 or A570 on eBay so that I can get started with CHDK.

I don't want to bid for a camera and end up with one that I can't use, any help on this would be much appreciated!
Hard to tell. Try to read the cameras' porting threads, and see whether anyone mentions a firmware revision which is not on the supported list.
Some older camera models with known unsupported fw variants: A580, S80

I personally think that all existing fw revisions are supported for the A570, A560 models (I don't remember anyone complaining about it).

Re: Canon A560/A570 - Firmware versions?
« Reply #2 on: 18 / March / 2013, 22:19:44 »
link> Getting a camera with a supported firmware version

If you contact the eBay vendor, ask them to email you a picture taken with the camera.  That way you confirm the camera works and you can use the ACID utility to determine its firmware version.
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: Canon A560/A570 - Firmware versions?
« Reply #3 on: 19 / March / 2013, 17:18:40 »
Both good suggestions, thanks for the help!


 

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