Hacking Canon 300D firmware

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Carsten Bauer, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. 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 Bauer, Oct 9, 2003
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    [BnH] Guest

    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 ? :)

    [BnH], Oct 9, 2003
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  3. 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

    Warren Prasek, Oct 10, 2003
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    Danny Rohr Guest

    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 Rohr, Oct 10, 2003
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    Henrik Guest

    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, Oct 10, 2003
  6. 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...

    Stuart Elflett
    Dataman Pty Ltd
    Stuart Elflett, Oct 10, 2003
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    GB Guest

    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)!.
    GB, Oct 10, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    At $1 per hour in labour the cost of the 10D is smaller.
    Miro, Oct 10, 2003
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    GB Guest

    that's not why the do it though.

    GB, Oct 10, 2003
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    Rob. Guest

    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!
    Rob., Oct 11, 2003
  11. Carsten Bauer <>, far, far away from here, appears to
    have written:

    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 i c C u l l e n, Oct 11, 2003
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    Glen Guest

    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....
    Glen, Oct 12, 2003
  13. 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 Digital Photo Of The Day, Oct 12, 2003
  14. 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...

    Stuart Elflett, Oct 14, 2003
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