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CHDK on Canon IXUS 860IS (Powershot SD870IS)

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

CHDK (Canon Hack Development Kit) enhances the capabilities of Canon Powershot cameras in a non-destructive, non-permanent way.

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CHDK (Canon Hack Development Kit) enhances the capabilities of Canon Powershot cameras in a non-destructive, non-permanent way.

It features:

  • Professional control – RAW files, bracketing, full manual control over exposure, Zebra-Mode, Live histogram, Grids, etc.
  • Motion detection – Trigger exposure in response to motion, fast enough to catch lightning.
  • USB remote – Simple DIY remote allows you to control your camera remotely – I really do have to make my own USB Remote Cable 😉
  • Scripting – Control CHDK and camera features using UBASIC and Lua scripts. Enables time lapse, motion detection, advanced bracketing, and much more.

There’s lots more info about CDHK at the FAQ.

I installed CHDK on my IXUS 860IS (Powershot SD870IS in the US) a while back though I’ve been using precious little of its functionality.

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