How do you "hack" a camera (300d to be exact)?

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  1. Senor Hound

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    Okay, so someone told me that people who owned the first gen Digital Rebels (the 300Ds) would download "unofficial firmware updates" which unlocked certain features like rear-curtain sync. Have you heard of anyone doing this, and if so, how easy or hard is it to do? Is it in any way dangerous to the camera?

    I am just curious, that's all :)
     
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    I think its only with the P&S's. It lets you like shoot i RAW and get histograms and such
     
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    i know what you're talking about and it unlocked things that were found in the 10D.

    i don't know how to do it.
     
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    with the S3IS point and shoot I think the hack went on the memory cards rather than the camera, never did it though
     
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    It's a firmware you download to the camera usually via memory card. My friend who has my old 300D did this and it now has things like 3200 ISO capability(although I wouldn't suggest using it).
     
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    Yes, it's a 'firmware hack'...so you download the new firmware and then install it as per the instructions (it's either on a card or via a USB cable).

    The deal is that when Canon came out with the Rebel (300D) & 10D...they used the same platform...with a few differences. The 10D got a better body and on the Rebel they simply disabled some of the features. The new firmware just 'un-locks' those features.
     
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    An interrupted firmware update can render your camera useless though, be cautious and research the firmware first and read others experiences with it.
     

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