Author Topic: Building blocks for "hacking" different brand  (Read 1823 times)


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Building blocks for "hacking" different brand
« on: January 11, 2017, 12:56:00 AM »
Hi there, first post here.

I'd like to start off by saying that I have never used ML but I understand it's purpose. I'm familiar with HEX editing and have basic knowledge of programming and Linux.

I'm interested in looking inside the Olympus brand cameras but am not 100% of where to start. If someone help outline where to start on the Canon (yes, I'll read some other stickies :) ) then I can try to apply that to Olympus.

My first question is, how can I find out what language the camera is programmed in? Is it likely to be Linux based?



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Re: Building blocks for "hacking" different brand
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 06:24:20 AM »
Canon cameras have their own OS, I think it's called DryOS, Olympus is likely to have their own.
You're best of searching google for: *camerabrand* hacked firmware
or: *cameramodel* hacked firmware
In this case: Olympus hacked firmware; returns results like among others
Magic Lantern kind of spawned of CHDK
You may find more info there about hacking into cameras in the dev section or forums.
A few cameras brand model lines has their own hacked firmware, nikon DSLRs have one, I think theres one for Sonys.