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Wednesday, 13 June 2012


CNet review: http://tinyurl.com/7rslae3

It has a reasonably sane 12 megapixies and the sensor is backside-illuminated.

Interesting that this little camera is designed to be presented in portrait format. I haven't noticed anything else with graphics oriented this way.

I think Canon forgot to put buttons on that camera.

CHDK [Canon hack development kit —Ed.] doesn't seem to support this camera, and it's no on the list of ones under development, either, which is unfortunate (that gives you RAW output, in particular).

Re: RAW files from "lesser" Canons.

I haven't used it myself, but CHDK* can apparently unlock many features on Canon cameras that have them disabled by default, including RAW.

A quick look tells me that the Elph 500 is supported, in beta now. Some digging around may be required to figure out CHDK plans for the featured Elph 510.


Thanks for this tip, Mike. I just bought one (through your link) for someone who really, really needs a new camera. He's not a photographer -- RAW means nothing to him (other than a potential salmonella infection -- but he needs a small, reliable, good digital camera to grab memo shots. I think this will be perfect for him, and a real bargain!

H'mm, sounds like a good, elphy discount : ]

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