Professional Web Applications Themes

Hacking Canon 300D firmware - Photography

Is the 300D firmware just a crippled version of the 10D? Are they mechanically the same camera? Except for the obvious.. like the case... and the price....

  1. #1

    Default Hacking Canon 300D firmware

    Is the 300D firmware just a crippled version of the 10D?
    Are they mechanically the same camera?
    Except for the obvious.. like the case... and the price.

    Carsten Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: Hacking Canon 300D firmware

    Hmmm interesting topic.
    Looking the side by side comparison over in dpreview .. they are almost
    the same really
    [ -3 fps , -9 frame buffer , etc ] but its all can't be "overclocked" or
    "modded" in some way I think ? :)

    =bob=


    "Carsten Bauer" <net.au> wrote in message
    news:com... 


    [BnH] Guest

  3. #3

    Default Re: Hacking Canon 300D firmware

    internal "guts" (sensor, main boards) are the same but 300D is *not* 3fps
    (2.5? not much difference), only 4 or 5 frame buffer IIRC, lousy body,
    different controls/ergonomics (no spin dial which is a real godsend) less AF
    control, fewer custom functions etc


    "[BnH]" <b18ATiinetDOTnetDOTaus> wrote in message
    news:3f85e445$0$23587$iinet.net.au... 
     


    Warren Guest

  4. #4

    Default Re: Hacking Canon 300D firmware


    Warren Prasek <newsgroupspam at deletethisbit dot wprasek dotcom> wrote in
    message news:3f85ecb8$0$20475$optusnet.com.au...
     
    AF 

    Thats the whole point however. Can select manually AF Servo or One shot?
    Why not! Its just an artificial limitation. Same with the choice of
    metering etc.

    Danny.


    Danny Guest

  5. #5

    Default Re: Hacking Canon 300D firmware

    That is an interesting topic an overclocked camera :-) We did it with
    computers, well at least the once with PeeCee's

    I am almost sure that Canon would be willing to pay you, just to keep your
    mouth shout :-) but that shouldn't stop someone. it is definitely an
    interesting idea and would sell one hell of a lot of 300D's

    keep us posted!

    Henrik



    "Carsten Bauer" <net.au> wrote in message
    news:com... 


    Henrik Guest

  6. #6

    Default Re: Hacking Canon 300D firmware

    They're selling as many 300D's as they can, even with the
    limitations... if you pop covers off both, you'll find the internals
    LOOK different... that means nothing really, I can show you at least
    four different formatters for the HP Laserjet III, and three times as
    many DC controllers, all of which function identically...

    I think the amount of internal ram for the frame buffer WILL be less,
    hence the 4 frame limit... I seriously doubt there's simply a software
    switch that governs if it's a 10D or 300D...

    Cheers,
    Stuart Elflett
    Dataman Pty Ltd

    On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 12:42:01 +0800, "Henrik" <net.au>
    wrote:
     
    >[/ref]

    Stuart Guest

  7. #7

    Default Re: Hacking Canon 300D firmware

    if a hacker took the time, I'm sure they'd be able to work it out, its just
    a matter of if any of these hackers are into digital cameras that much and
    have the skills in the custom hardware (vs standardised Windows etc)!.

    "Stuart Elflett" <stuart(Don'tspamme)dataman.com.au> wrote in message
    news:com... [/ref]
    your 
    > >[/ref]
    >[/ref]


    GB Guest

  8. #8

    Default Re: Hacking Canon 300D firmware


    "GB" <com.au> wrote in message
    news:3f8662ea$0$23606$iinet.net.au... 
    just 

    At $1 per hour in labour the cost of the 10D is smaller.


    Miro Guest

  9. #9

    Default Re: Hacking Canon 300D firmware

    that's not why the do it though.

    " Miro" <com> wrote in message
    news:3f8676d9$0$6526$optusnet.com.au... 
    > just [/ref]
    and 
    >
    > At $1 per hour in labour the cost of the 10D is smaller.
    >
    >[/ref]


    GB Guest

  10. #10

    Default Re: Hacking Canon 300D firmware

    Perhaps a hacker could work out how to make both the 300D and the 10D boot
    faster. They are both a joke! Nearly 4 seconds from when you turn them on
    till you can take a photo!

    "GB" <com.au> wrote in message
    news:3f87303b$0$23592$iinet.net.au... 
    > > just [/ref]
    > and 
    > >
    > > At $1 per hour in labour the cost of the 10D is smaller.
    > >
    > >[/ref]
    >
    >[/ref]


    Rob. Guest

  11. #11

    Default Re: Hacking Canon 300D firmware

    Carsten Bauer <net.au>, far, far away from here, appears to
    have written:

    [snips]
     

    At the very least, the mirrors are different.
    --

    cheers, Mic (Reply address works...)

    "I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time."
    -- Orson Welles

    M Guest

  12. #12

    Default Re: Hacking Canon 300D firmware

    I know - it's hardley enough time for you to compose your shot eh? I have
    NEVER found it to long. Turn your camera on 4 secs earlier....



    "Rob." <com.au> wrote in message
    news:3f87de4b$iprimus.com.au... [/ref][/ref]
    its [/ref][/ref]
    much [/ref][/ref]
    etc)!. 
    > >
    > >[/ref]
    >
    >[/ref]


    Glen Guest

  13. #13

    Default Re: Hacking Canon 300D firmware


    "Glen" <com> wrote in message
    news:2t9ib.147538$bigpond.net.au... 

    Out of interest I am wondering what kind of CF card is being used and if
    this effects startup time..... because there is no way in heck I can make
    mine take 4 secs.... under 2 is more like it.





    AU Guest

  14. #14

    Default Re: Hacking Canon 300D firmware

    Same here Russell... although I can get about 2.5 seconds with an old
    12X 128mb card, but it's my backup backup, backup card, so I don't
    mind... just timed it with the Mitonni 512mb, about 1/4 full, and it
    was just under 2 seconds... for 4 seconds, I reckon you'd need a
    microdrive, probably a 1gb microdrive...

    Cheers,
    Stuart

    On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 20:18:48 +1000, "AU Digital Photo Of The Day"
    <com.au> wrote:
     
    >
    >Out of interest I am wondering what kind of CF card is being used and if
    >this effects startup time..... because there is no way in heck I can make
    >mine take 4 secs.... under 2 is more like it.
    >
    >
    >
    >[/ref]

    Stuart Guest

Similar Threads

  1. Zoom lens for Canon 300D - Tamron/Canon
    By Siddhartha in forum Photography
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: January 16th, 04:35 PM
  2. FS Canon EOS 300D
    By Alex Busby in forum Photography
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: January 4th, 07:19 PM
  3. Canon 10D vs. 300D
    By ryan in forum Photography
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: October 11th, 03:56 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139