[maemo-users] Control digital camera ?

From: Andrew Daviel advax at triumf.ca
Date: Tue Jan 27 10:40:15 EET 2009
Is there gphoto2 or similar PTP code for the N810 ?

I have a Canon Powershot SX100IS camera which one can control via USB.
It would be nice to use the tablet as a trigger if doing long exposures 
on a tripod. My old SLR had a mechanical trigger port to screw in a cable 
or pneumatic trigger to avoid camera shake when pushing the shutter 
release, but the digital camera has only USB.

Of course, I suspect that the camera USB power requirement exceeds the
power budget on the tablet, so I'd need a powered hub, hence external 
power and more cables, so might as well just use a regular laptop.
AA-battery powered hub, anyone ?

If I just wanted to get photos off, it might be easier to use a micro-SD 
card with SD adapter in the camera, then switch to a mini-SD adapter in 
the tablet. Yuk. Or I should have bought a wireless-capable camera.
But it would be nice to be able to email or upload photos on the road 
with only the tablet.

Andrew Daviel, TRIUMF, Canada

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