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

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by fotoobscura, Mar 13, 2005.

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    fotoobscura Guest

    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
     
    fotoobscura, Mar 13, 2005
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    What type of sensor, lens, and LCD could a $10 digital camera possibly
    have? Any sample images online?
     
    Woodchuck Bill, Mar 13, 2005
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    Sheldon Guest

    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.
     
    Sheldon, Mar 13, 2005
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    meow Guest

    meow, Mar 13, 2005
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    meow Guest

    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/.
     
    meow, Mar 13, 2005
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    Bigguy Guest

    Bigguy, Mar 13, 2005
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    fotoobscura Guest

    Thanks Meow. I wasn't sure if the Dakota was the same reference to
    this newer camera.

    Cheers
     
    fotoobscura, Mar 13, 2005
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