PowerShot A530[]


CHDK is available for the Powershot A530 with firmware version 1.00A from the Download page

Canon PowerShot A530

Reviews and Specifications[]

Technical Data[]

  • Digic II image processor
  • VxWorks operating system
  • Sensor: 5 MP, 1/2.5-inch CCD type, total pixels approx. 5.3 million
  • Lens: 4x optical zoom, 5.8-23.2mm (35mm film equivalent: 35-140 mm), f/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T)
  • Optical viewfinder
  • Display: 1.8-inch TFT, 77,000 pixels
  • Storage: SD/MMC (NO SDHC support)
  • Power: 2x AA type
  • Dimensions: 90.4 x 64.0 x 43.2 mm (3.56 x 2.52 x 1.70 inch)
  • Weight: 170 g (6.00 oz.) without batteries

Firmware info[]


The trick with the ver.req file works on the A530 as well, with the following result:

Canon PowerShot A530
P-ID:3126  PAL
Firmware Ver GM1.00A
No error
Dec 14 2005   09:32:59

pressing DISP button again results in:

Canon PowerShot A530
P-ID:3126  PAL

Adj Ver.002.004

For Developers[]

  • The platform ID (P-ID) of the A530 is 3126 (Platform codes for other models can be looked up under P-ID).

With respect to the platform id, the A530 fits in between the A540 and the A710, so possibly it is similar to those firmwares. (Firmware is very similar to A700)

Firmware flash[]

0xff800000: firmware flash data (probably)
0xffc00000: mirror copy of firmware flash? (to be determined)

LED addresses[]

0xc0220080: 0x46 enables orange focus assist LED, 0x44 disables it
0xc0220084: 0x46 enables blue print LED, 0x44 disables it

Firmware dumps[]


Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror

Development state[]

Old beta versions[]