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Should cameras go "open source"?

Started Nov 10, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Should cameras go "open source"?
Nov 10, 2010

Updates to cameras are few and far between. Look at the Sony Alpha 300 and others. There are several cameras out there with know bugs that are not being worked on simply because there is a newer camera out there or one is in the works. Look at the "unlocking" of functions you have on some cameras that's being hacked, like full HD.

Should cameras go Open Source, like the Android platform. Where you have modders and hackers taking their devices to new levels?

Should you have a base system, like the Windows operating system, which is the same for every camera and "drivers" or apps for any additional functions? That way, a community could keep developing old cameras, making them better and reducing electronic waste and pollution.

Why is camera software so locked down, when everything else is opening up?

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