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  • Aug 3, 2010
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This is a unique book in the line of digital photography books available in that this text doesn't just show you how to shoot photos or what to do with your pictures after you have taken them, or how to use a photo-editing piece of software to get the most out of your work. 'The Canon Camera Hackers Manual: Teach Your Camera New Tricks' takes ALL the layers off the onion and gets you deep in the code with the CHDK (Canon Hackers Development Kit) to see what kind of magic you can do with your hardware. From setting configurations to changing flash settings and everything in between, if you like to get your hands dirty, this is THE book to turn to!!

Easy to read, fun to follow, if you want to play around with your Canon camera beyond the controls that are available, this is THE book for you!!

***** RECOMMENDED

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The book addresses "geeky" owners of Canon consumer cameras who would like to explore the possibilities of their cameras, and eventually tweak them to do things way beyond their original specifications, such as

- RAW file (or DNG) support in addition to the camera's JPEG output - Manual control for aperture, shutter speed, and ISO - Expand shutter speeds way beyond the specification limits - Enable bracketing

The hacks are based on the Canon Hack Development Kit (CHDK), a free software maintained by a group of enthusiasts. Many scripts are already published on the web. The book teaches how to use existing scripts and how to write new ones.

Canon cameras, especially their consumer lines of PowerShot/IXUS cameras, allow the user to temporarily upload so called add-ons into the camera through the memory card. The next time the camara is switched on, the add-on is active, when the camera is switched off, the camera returns to its original state, so there is no risk of loosing the manufacturers warranty.

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Books, Canon Cameras, Camera Books

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ISBN-10: 193395258X
ISBN-13: 978-1933952581
Author: Berthold Daum
Genre: Camera
Publisher: Rocky Nook
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