You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a camera just for features like motion sensing, time lapse, RAW images, and control over exposure and shutter speeds. If you have a simple Canon point-and-shoot, you can customize it with these features and a whole lot more using the CHDK enhancement.
CHDK stands for the Canon Hacker’s Development Kit, and it’s a firmware enhancement that adds a ton of new features—particularly those available on more expensive, professional DSLRs—to Canon point-and-shoot cameras. It’s incredibly simple to install and doesn’t modify anything on your camera, so you have very little to lose by trying it out. Plus, it supports a ton of different cameras, and only takes a few minutes to set up. Here’s how it works. Read more »