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Unofficial Canon firmware

The guys at wired have put up a blog post linking to an unofficial firmware upgrade (ie someone did some cracking).  The reason I’m posting this is that the firmware adds a feature that I couldn’t believe the Canon S3 IS doesn’t have….a battery indicator!

The new firmware on the other hand not only adds a battery indicator but RAW support and histogram as well as a bevy of other features.

RAW shooting
Live histogram
Zebra mode (blinking highlights and shadows)
Depth of Field calculator
Battery indicator
Scripts execution (exposure/focus/… bracketing, intervalometer and more)
File browser
Text reader
Calendar
Games

What’s more, the installation is simple and doesn’t permanately effect the camera so you can undo it at anytime or upgrade to a newer version.

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About James

I am a Senior Developer/Consultant for InfoPlanIT, LLC. I previously spent over 7 years as a Product Manager for what eventually became ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity. While there, I helped to create ActiveReports 7, GrapeCity ActiveAnalysis, and Data Dynamics Reports.

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One thought on “Unofficial Canon firmware

  1. You’re welcome

    Posted by Dad | October 13, 2007, 2:16 pm

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