Powershot A580

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CHDK is available for the A580 with firmware version 1.01B and 1.00C from the Download page


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Technical data[edit | edit source]

  • Digic III image processor
  • DryOS operating system
  • Sensor: 8.0 MP, 1/2.5 inch CCD type
  • Lens: 5.8 - 23.2mm, F/2.6 - F/5.5 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm), 4x optical zoom
  • Display: 2.5 inch fixed, 115,000 pixels
  • Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
  • Storage: SD / SDHC / MMC
  • Movie recording: 640x480 (20 fps/20 fps LP), 320x240 (30 fps), up to 4GB or 60 minutes
  • Power: 2 x AA size batteries
  • Dimensions: 3.71 x 2.55 x 1.61 inch (94.3 x 64.7 x 40.8 mm), Weight: 175g (6.17 oz.)

Firmware info[edit | edit source]

Firmware information is given if vers.req exists on the SD.

In PLAY mode (with vers.req) press FUNCSET and DISP simultaneously:

 Canon PowerShot A580
 P-ID:3177  PAL D
 
 Firmware Ver GM1.00C
 E16
 Jan  8 2008   17:01:40

subsequent press of DISP (while still holding FUNCSET) reveals:

 Canon PowerShot A580
 P-ID:3177 PAL D
 
 Adj Ver.011.001
 CcdFifo
 2008.10.16 21:56:10

subsequent press of DISP (while still holding FUNCSET) reveals:

 Canon PowerShot A580
 P-ID:3177 PAL D
 
 Adj Ver.011.001
 Total Shoot  :49
 Open Shutter :0
 Close Shutter:0


CHDK specialities[edit | edit source]

  • Extra long exposures >64s are supported
  • The <ALT> button is adjustable from the CHDK menu
  • Some shortcut keys:
Half Shutter + Left - Sets AFL
Half Shutter + Right - Show OSD (On / Off)
Half Shutter + Up - Sets AEL
Half Shutter + Down - Disable overrides (Yes / No)
Half Shutter + Menu - Show Live Histogram (Don't / Always / Shoot)
Half Shutter + Display - Draw Zebra (On / Off)
  • In <ALT> mode:
Display - Save RAW (DNG /Off)
Up - Manual Focus (On / Off)
  • In <ALT> + Manual mode:
Display - Sets Infinity Focus
Down - Sets HyperFocal Focus

For developers[edit | edit source]

  • The A580 uses the d3enc diskboot encoding flavour

Firmware dumps[edit | edit source]

Both firmwares were dumped using CardTricks 1.41 with "NewDryOs" method

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

LED addresses[edit | edit source]

0xC02200C4  // Direct Print (blue)


Porting process[edit | edit source]

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