Got a Canon point-and-shoot? If the answer’s yes, you might have a more powerful camera on your hands than you realise. Wired How-To Wiki has a great article today on how to apply custom firmware on a Canon camera to super-charge its capabilities. The Canon Hacker’s Development Kit (CHDK) can add new features to your camera – like adding the RAW file format and the ability to run scripted actions – as well as enhancing the existing hardware (such as boosting shutter speed from 1/1,600 to 1/60,000 of a second).
Check out the article for details on how to install the CDHK firmware. Unfortunately my Canon Ixus 80 isn’t supported, so it would be great to hear from someone who’s applied the hack to their camera.