Canon 300D hacks

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Fuzzy Logic, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. Fuzzy Logic

    Fuzzy Logic Guest

    Apart from few small differences in the software and body, the Digital
    Rebel, Canon’s entry-level digital SLR, and the EOS 10D, their professional
    digital SLR, are basically the same camera. It’s just that the EOS 10D costs
    five hundred bucks more. So are hacking the firmware on their Digital Rebels
    so that they can get access to all of the special features that are disabled
    on the camera that aren’t on the EOS 10D. Which has got to annoy Canon.

    More here:

    http://www.bahneman.com/liem/photos/tricks/digital-rebel-tricks.html

    Needless to say proceed at your own risk...
     
    Fuzzy Logic, Jun 2, 2004
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  2. Why would it annoy Canon?
    They probably fostered the hack in the first place. If I were a manufacturer
    with a 5% warranty claim rate, I'd put out some "secret" hack to 'improve'
    the product just so I'd be able to wipe the warranty. There is not a Rebel
    yet out of warranty so all the hacks have killed off their warranty...

    Douglas
     
    Oh Gawd, not again!, Jun 2, 2004
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  3. Fuzzy Logic

    O.D. Guest

    Re-instating your warranty is simply a matter of replacing the hacked
    firmware with Canon's standard firmware.

    How would Canon know what they've done?
     
    O.D., Jun 2, 2004
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  4. perhaps, but i have read that because of the change in the functionality of
    a particular button which happens to be used in the procedure to flash the
    canon firmware it can become impossible to flash it back... but it may be
    possible in the future to flash it to a newer version of the hacked firmware
    that will restore this ability to flash back to the canon firmware... just
    do your homework before you try it... lots of different versions of the
    hacked firmware are floating about. if there is a feature implemented with
    the hack that you need, then go for it. but no matter how many firmware
    changes, the body is still the same and the mirror will still be loud....
    hacking it does not make it a 10d. but if it adds a feature that you want,
    then why not do it (after doing your homework, of course).
     
    Christopher Muto, Jun 2, 2004
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  5. Fuzzy Logic

    bagal Guest

    erm the link does not work in the uk

    :)

     
    bagal, Jun 2, 2004
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  6. There is a way to do that but I doubt that Canon built that into the DRebel.
    Reading on the 300D forum at dpreview.com shows at least one unhappy soul
    who's hacked camera is not functioning well and, to make matters worse, he
    reports that his "Set" button no longer functions so he cannot revert to
    legitimate firmware. Hmmm ... do you suppose the Canon Cops put some
    "traps" in their embedded processors? Naw, I don't think this level of
    intrigue applies to the real world as much as it does to many current novels
    written by authors who have never taken (or perhaps never passed) science or
    engineering courses. I think that the person posting on the 300D forum
    simply had a failure with his "Set" button and that's that. But, on the
    other hand ........................
     
    Charles Schuler, Jun 2, 2004
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  7. Fuzzy Logic

    Zol. Guest

    What will be interesting is the amount of warranty claims where `the camera just simply
    stopped working`.

    Zol.
     
    Zol., Jun 2, 2004
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  8. Fuzzy Logic

    O.D. Guest

    Damn you, "Set" button!! @[email protected]



     
    O.D., Jun 2, 2004
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  9. Fuzzy Logic

    O.D. Guest

    O.D., Jun 2, 2004
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  10. Fuzzy Logic

    Bill Crocker Guest

    The Canon 10D has numerous differences over the 300D. Also, the 10D, is not
    Canon's "professional" digital SLR. The 1D, and 1Ds, are the professional
    models.

    Bill Crocker
     
    Bill Crocker, Jun 2, 2004
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  11. it is slow, but it works... pactience is required.
    also, many other interesting comments and links about this subject are
    listed on slashdot.com
     
    Christopher Muto, Jun 2, 2004
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  12. Fuzzy Logic

    Mark B. Guest

    Betcha can't hack a metal body, faster burst mode or larger buffer.

    Mark
     
    Mark B., Jun 3, 2004
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  13. Fuzzy Logic

    jean Guest

    ......... it could be some guy who would have screwed up installing the
    legitimate firmware. There ARE instructions on how it is done and an
    important one is to start with a fully charged battery AND nevr interrup the
    process.
     
    jean, Jun 3, 2004
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  14. Fuzzy Logic

    O.D. Guest

    No they can't
    But the other stuff is just great.

    Thanks for trying, NEXT!! @[email protected]

    *Don't rain on the hacker's parade! ^___^
     
    O.D., Jun 3, 2004
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  15. Fuzzy Logic

    Mikey S. Guest

    Nope, but having Mirror Lock Up on my 300D is very nice indeed!
     
    Mikey S., Jun 3, 2004
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  16. Now, who is going to hack the D70 firmware to give us D70 owner the
    mirror lock up funktion?
    I mean, we already have all the other functions that the hacked firmware
    enables for the 300D users.

    Walter
     
    Walter Hofmann, Jun 3, 2004
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  17. Fuzzy Logic

    jean Guest

    I know for a fact that a 75% charged battery would be OK, but to be safe
    Canon say the battery must be fully charged. Beleive me, I used to work as
    tech support and even with fully trained people there were times I wondered
    what they had learned, so someone who can barely read a milk carton
    correctly may have trouble performing something like a firmware upgrade.

    Jean

    PS If you do make the change, please post your results here for all to see.
     
    jean, Jun 3, 2004
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  18. The person posting under the name of George or Georgette Preddy (and
    other pseudonyms) has an ungrounded but zealous faith that current
    implementation of the Foveon chip is superior to all other chip
    technologies. He will cite portions of reviews to ostensibly support his
    claims, and will repeat, ad naseum, complete lines of out-of-context
    material.

    His claims may well be ignored, or at the very least verified since most
    of them are extreme distortions and some are out and out fabrications."

    Moreover, "Mr." "Preddy" has claimed to be a photographer (pro!), but
    cannot bring himself to post a single picture with EXIF info that he
    shot himself, in spite of repeated requests and challenges to do so.

    Apparently he loathes anything related to Canon and loves everything
    about Sigma cameras and lenses. His "claims" may be ignored, and he is
    doing Sigma, and anyone related to the Foveon chip, no good at all by
    arousing ire, increasing the N/S ratio, and generally spamming this
    newsgroup.
     
    John McWilliams, Jun 3, 2004
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  19. It's $600 difference. Don't factor in the cost of the kit lens (adds $100).
    The 300D body only is about $900 vs. the 10D at $1500.
     
    this old user, Jun 3, 2004
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  20. And then there is Sigma: http://nordicgroup.us/sigma/
     
    Charles Schuler, Jun 3, 2004
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