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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

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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.
Roy

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.

*http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK

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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