Adding the hacked firmware, called CHDK, unlocks functions that the company normally won't let the camera perform. Within minutes, your pictures—and your bank statement—will look better than ever.
As are all open-source projects, CHDK is constantly evolving. Check the project's website for additional feature additions and camera support.
Time: 20 Minutes
This mode identifies over- or underexposed areas on the LCD by blinking a solid color over them before you shoot a picture.
Press the shutter halfway to display a live-updating histogram, a graph displaying the range of colors in the shot, to help ensure an accurate exposure.
It wouldn't be a hacked gadget if it couldn't run games. CHDK can play Reversi [pictured] and Sokoban. No 3-D graphics, but hey, it's a camera.
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