Okay, I know, I’m a nerd but hear me out. I came across an article on Wired and discovered that I could accomplish the firmware hack with my Canon A630 point-and-shoot camera.
So, what’s so great about that? Well, the long and short of it is that it allows my $200 P&S to perform functions that DSLR cameras (priced at least 2, 3, heck even 10 times as much) can. Such functions as RAW, freakishly long and short exposures, bracketing, etc.
Below are 2 examples. The first was a approximately a 100 second exposure and shot RAW. The second was approximately a 1/10000 of a second exposure which allowed me to stop the rain drops in their tracks.
This will allow me to fight off the DSLR gear lust a little longer… hooray for contentment!