It seems that the camera has no picture stabilization. So you can blur
the picture easily - but often that is not what you want.
Especially when you use the zoom, this happens too often. So if you want
to zoom you have to use a stativ. That is valid for the optical zoom
(zoom factor 2) and for the digital zoom (zoom factor 4).
At the moment I try to use this camera with a few alternate operating systems.
The serial bus is very slow and USB is only supported unter Windows 98 (and
higher). Windows and Macintosh are the only operating systems that are
supported by Canon at the moment.
Someone sniffed the protocoll and made it available. It's part of
So I try to get this camera working under the and
I'm using .
Using the and the instructions at
my camera works on two computer without trouble. On his page you will find a
simple USB permissions daemon which helps to let non-root user connect to the
camera. The USB port is currently supported by gphoto2, but not by gphoto.
At the serial port the camera is detected and works fine. I recognized a few
troubles when I used it on a laptop (the program ran into a timeout and then I
have to reset the bus by switching the power of the camera off and on again.),
but it works almost stable on my other computers. Runs with gphoto2 and
The camera is detected correctly, if it is connected to the USB port. But I
haven't compiled gphoto2 yet, because the required
libraries won't compile. Still working on it.