CHDK for Canon compacts is an example. But nobody did it into other cameras.
Minolta and Kodak did it with an open, freely programmable OS called
HACKERS is the right term. It has all the political, freedom and tough
significance involved in it.
CRACKERS are thieves, cryminals etc.
Of course, governments and strong powers are far more afraid from HACKERS.
2009/9/2 Roger D. Williams <roger@...
> On Wed, 02 Sep 2009 09:43:22 +0900, Trausti Hraunfjord
> <trausti.hraunfjord@... <trausti.hraunfjord%40gmail.com>> wrote:
> > There surely must be some good ... well... let's just call them
> > "hackers" or
> > "crackers" out there, that have been able to access the built-in software
> > (firmware) and change the default settings?
> > In the case of Olympus, the range is only -1 0 +1 ... and that is of
> > course
> > far from being enough for anything serious.
> I spent the afternoon with a photographer friend who has the new Olympus
> "Pen" micro 4/3 camera, with the 17mm "prime" and the set zoom. His
> comment was that he loved the weight, functions and general "feel" of
> the camera but found it a big step back in terms of dynamic range. He
> and I compared shots (with my D300) and the Olympus lost out every time.
> That made me sad, as dymnamic range is so important for panoramas.
> Roger W
> Work: www.adex-japan.com
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