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Hacking the CVS "Pure Digital Technology Model 400" disposable camera.

 
 
fotoobscura@gmail.com
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      03-13-2005
I've seen older threads on this but I suppose i'm a bit behind as this
camera doesn't seem to fully match up with old descriptions.

What piqued my interest was that you could delete pictures which
clearly implied it was rewritable. Piece of crap or not, its a fun
hack.

I am seeing ten contacts, a LCD scren, a delete button, self timer, etc
and am wonder beforehand if this camera has been hacked before I go to
it myself.

I've been hearing about USB hacks. How convenient

Any info much appreciated.

Cheers

 
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      03-13-2005
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> I've seen older threads on this but I suppose i'm a bit behind as
> this camera doesn't seem to fully match up with old descriptions.
>
> What piqued my interest was that you could delete pictures which
> clearly implied it was rewritable. Piece of crap or not, its a
> fun hack.
>
> I am seeing ten contacts, a LCD scren, a delete button, self
> timer, etc and am wonder beforehand if this camera has been hacked
> before I go to it myself.
>
> I've been hearing about USB hacks. How convenient
>
> Any info much appreciated.
>
> Cheers
>


What type of sensor, lens, and LCD could a $10 digital camera possibly
have? Any sample images online?

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      03-13-2005

"Woodchuck Bill" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> (E-Mail Removed) wrote in
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>
>> I've seen older threads on this but I suppose i'm a bit behind as
>> this camera doesn't seem to fully match up with old descriptions.
>>
>> What piqued my interest was that you could delete pictures which
>> clearly implied it was rewritable. Piece of crap or not, its a
>> fun hack.
>>
>> I am seeing ten contacts, a LCD scren, a delete button, self
>> timer, etc and am wonder beforehand if this camera has been hacked
>> before I go to it myself.
>>
>> I've been hearing about USB hacks. How convenient
>>
>> Any info much appreciated.
>>
>> Cheers
>>

>
> What type of sensor, lens, and LCD could a $10 digital camera possibly
> have? Any sample images online?
>
> --
>
> Bill


I finally got one of those free Earthlink digital cameras to work. It's
supposed to be 640x480, but it ain't like any other digital I've seen at
640x480. For the fun of it, I took a shot of some condos below me, and
duplicate the same shot with my D70. At first glance they look similar, but
after about 1 second the detail in the D70 really nails you. Anyway, I then
blew up one of the doorways in each image, which was a very small portion of
the entire image. One of the images didn't even look like a doorway, and
the other you could read the numbers on the door clear and sharp.


 
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      03-13-2005
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...ra&btnG=Search

This yields lots of digital camera hack links


<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I've seen older threads on this but I suppose i'm a bit behind as this
> camera doesn't seem to fully match up with old descriptions.
>
> What piqued my interest was that you could delete pictures which
> clearly implied it was rewritable. Piece of crap or not, its a fun
> hack.
>
> I am seeing ten contacts, a LCD scren, a delete button, self timer, etc
> and am wonder beforehand if this camera has been hacked before I go to
> it myself.
>
> I've been hearing about USB hacks. How convenient
>
> Any info much appreciated.
>
> Cheers
>



 
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meow
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      03-13-2005
These are the $11 digitals sold at Ritz and other places

http://www.cexx.org/dakota/
Intriguing firmware hacks for the classic blue Dakota
Rodrigo Balerdi has written tools that, among other things, allow you to
non-destructively reset the camera's 25-picture limitation to an arbitrary
(preferably higher) limit. I set mine to 199.
For the more adventurous, Rodrigo has also written a firmware update that
makes a number of improvements over the 'official' Dakota firmware version
1.42.6.0. This update removes the 25-picture limit, makes the picture
counter show the number of pictures taken (not remaining), ensure that
picture filenames always start at '1' after a memory clear (and the
numbering stays consistent even if you delete shots), and corrects a bug in
the original firmware that can result in two pictures having the same
filename (causing one of them to be impossible to download).



http://www.balerdi.com.ar/dakota/.





<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed) oups.com...
> I've seen older threads on this but I suppose i'm a bit behind as this
> camera doesn't seem to fully match up with old descriptions.
>
> What piqued my interest was that you could delete pictures which
> clearly implied it was rewritable. Piece of crap or not, its a fun
> hack.
>
> I am seeing ten contacts, a LCD scren, a delete button, self timer, etc
> and am wonder beforehand if this camera has been hacked before I go to
> it myself.
>
> I've been hearing about USB hacks. How convenient
>
> Any info much appreciated.
>
> Cheers
>



 
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Bigguy
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      03-13-2005
Samples here.... http://www.cexx.org/dakota/images.htm
http://www.cexx.org/dakota/images2.htm

Not too bad for $10....

Guy

Woodchuck Bill wrote:
> (E-Mail Removed) wrote in
> news:(E-Mail Removed) oups.com:
>
>> I've seen older threads on this but I suppose i'm a bit behind as
>> this camera doesn't seem to fully match up with old descriptions.
>>
>> What piqued my interest was that you could delete pictures which
>> clearly implied it was rewritable. Piece of crap or not, its a
>> fun hack.
>>
>> I am seeing ten contacts, a LCD scren, a delete button, self
>> timer, etc and am wonder beforehand if this camera has been hacked
>> before I go to it myself.
>>
>> I've been hearing about USB hacks. How convenient
>>
>> Any info much appreciated.
>>
>> Cheers
>>

>
> What type of sensor, lens, and LCD could a $10 digital camera possibly
> have? Any sample images online?



 
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fotoobscura@gmail.com
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      03-13-2005
Thanks Meow. I wasn't sure if the Dakota was the same reference to
this newer camera.

Cheers

 
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