#qi-hardware IRC log for Sunday, 2017-01-15

strawberyargonpanasonic and nikon users: http://www.diyphotography.net/the-ultimate-custom-firmware-for-any-camera-roundup/00:27
strawberyargonsome more stuff: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=camera+firmware+hack&t=canonical&ia=web00:33
strawberyargonFLOSS HW+SW camera: https://www.apertus.org/opensource00:35
wpwrakhmm, hard times for canon users. pick the total overkill tool, or just the grandmaster of the universe ? decisions, decisions. meanwhile, things seem considerably easier for other brands: tweak a few video parameters, drop a couple of restrictions.00:59
DocScrutinizer05and for nikon the hackers just started it seems01:00
wpwrakyeah. especially chdk has been around forever. most things are not that useful, but a few are. e.g., viewfinder improvements.01:01
DocScrutinizer05not that I'd already expect a DL24 firmware - actually I checked and I'm surprised that Saturn already offers them DL24-500, though that could be fake as well01:01
DocScrutinizer05ooh, motion  detection, even scripting01:02
Action: DocScrutinizer05 drools over those features01:02
DocScrutinizer05while for DL24 it's unclear if you could attach a remote trigger button01:03
DocScrutinizer05Nikon android app must be the damn worst app I ever heard of, according to customer rating01:04
DocScrutinizer05the few 5star ratings are clearly by accident01:04
DocScrutinizer05I'm still torn apart between Canon awesome FOSS firmware hacks and Nikon DL24 entire UX (minus the hackability and lack of obvious remote control features)01:07
DocScrutinizer05alas a Canon for same pricetag like DL24, with same (assumed) macro capabilities would be a 5DMk1 with only 12 Mpx and a primary lens with ~150mm01:09
DocScrutinizer05I forgot to add: used01:10
DocScrutinizer05and still, I don't know if that might be the smarter choice01:11
DocScrutinizer05check 4th choice in multiple-choice poll on http://www.diyphotography.net/the-ultimate-custom-firmware-for-any-camera-roundup/  :-P01:14
DocScrutinizer05>>(_) I just sold all my Nikon Gear and moving to Canon's Magic Lantern<<01:15
DocScrutinizer05sure, a 5D Mk-III, you could prolly afford that when you sell all your 12 Nikon cams01:15
DocScrutinizer05then otoh they made whole TV series episodes with 5D only01:17
strawberyargonalso search sony firmware hack or something, theres some bits for various cams by the looks of it01:33
strawberyargonfor a action cam theres on flash sale this £160 better than gopro hero4. way better low light too!01:37
strawberyargonhttp://www.gearbest.com/action-cameras/pp_360137.html?wid=1101:37
strawberyargonauto<something> scripts work on it for some level of habitability01:38
strawberyargonlkcl from rhombus-tech/eoma68 wants to make a libre eoma68 camera too01:39
strawberyargoni think this was the page... i remembered there being more info... maybe it was a mailing list post http://rhombus-tech.net/community_ideas/camcorder/01:43
DocScrutinizer05I need a camera that can do macros of 10*10mm from a *minimum* distance of 300mm aka 30cm or more01:46
DocScrutinizer05alas this rules out all consumer and most prosumer cams with fixed lens01:47
DocScrutinizer05FOSS or hacked firmware would only be a very-nice-to-have01:48
DocScrutinizer05"viewfinder" via USB or HDMI though is a must01:49
DocScrutinizer05and ideally remote control since the camera isn't exactly handheld in the planned usecase01:50
DocScrutinizer05maybe I should get me a decent 150mm macro lens and mount a dirt cheep sensor or webcam to it01:51
DocScrutinizer05sth like this https://petapixel.com/2015/09/14/using-a-mobile-phone-camera-sensor-with-a-nikon-f-lens/01:53
strawberyargonpeople replace/swap the lens on action cams like the mobius02:59
strawberyargonmaybe that could be used?02:59
strawberyargonpetapixel link was good too see what can be/has been done, thx03:03
wpwrakDocScrutinizer51: btw, what exactly do you want to use that camera for ? you seem to have a very specific application in mind08:20
paul_boddieOn the Nikon DL: https://www.dpreview.com/news/6159429716/nikon-announces-compact-camera-delays11:37
paul_boddieStill has the pre-order status on DPReview's obvious Amazon listings.11:37
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