A friend tipped me off to this article this morning and I am in like...awe/shock or something. Apparently there is a firmware hack that will allow you to "unlock" some pretty amazing features on your Canon Point and Shoot. Want a shutter speed of 1/25,000? No problem. Want to shoot in RAW? No Problem. Want to play games on your camera, which are ALREADY there? No problem. Want Real time RGB histograms? Extended Time Lapse Photography? Custom Screen Interface? Automatic Bracketing? Motion Detection (think lightning bolt photography)? I cant wait to try it out on my old s500.
Here is the link to the article:
Canon Point and Shoot on Steroids