Gerard wrote:why not Canon Powershot A3300 IS ?
daniel_reetz wrote:Ooh, good catch pleonard (and thanks for all the content you're putting online, I enjoyed your flickr pix very much). Once I get through shipping the current batch of orders I'm going to close the store for a while and work only on documentation.
The short answer, in my opinion, is that we have few options suitable for the Hackerspace Scanner.
There's Scan Manager, by OG200, which was basically designed for it. I've only spent a little time with it so far, but it seems pretty wonderful. If you want to do remote computer control, that's basically the best/only option for that scanner.
The next option (and the one I'm most familiar with) is the "use a battery box and a button" remote solution. No computer/tether, just the cameras running CHDK and looking for a signal. Combined with eye-fi cards this can mean a scanner that self-unloads and needs no wired computer connection.
The next option (and the most experimental and least tested) is the bike-brake remote trigger I've been offering. Also works with eye-fi cards.
I welcome corrections and additions to this list.
As far as camera recommendations go, I am quite sorry that I still haven't nailed down a "perfect" camera for this rig. The A2200 and A3300 look like great options, but as you point out, there are some limitations, at least with the A2200. Personally I will probably be trying to run this system with Scan Manager as much as possible, so remote capture is important enough to me that I will be trying the PTP extension for CHDK that you are talking about. I think the Scan Manager back-end is designed specifically to work with it, but it would be worth checking with OG200.
cgott4242 wrote:When I use scanmanager w/2 A2200's - it performs a shutter release on each camera, however immediately after it shuts off the cameras. Any idea?
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