Entering a camera shutter-actuating circuit

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by brian wilkins, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. brian wilkins

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    None of the lower-cost digital cameras that I know of have remote electrical shutter actuation. I'm not interested in sound or IR actuation but just in direct electrical actuation by closing a circuit. It won't worry me if the camera is knocked about a bit nor if it is not a high pixel camera.
    Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get into the innards of a camera and make the necessary connections.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2010
  2. loosewire

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 25, 2008
    Why don't we have this type camera,I need It for nature photo. I'm along
    In the woods,I set a piece of equipment when I return It's gone.Does bears
    how photo hobbies,are they collectors. I need remote equipment to locate
    the bear with a hobby.
  3. Carbon Amped

    New Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    You do not need to rewire a digital camera to get wildlife/remote captures.

    Do a search on: CHKD and Wiki

    You will find many Canon cameras that can be set out in the woods or a field and snap pictures based on motion detection. (a modified version of CHDK called "SDM" may be the simplest to use for this.... motion detection).

    You can buy a 3 year old Canon 580IS or 650IS etc etc for a modest price, and get your pics with the 'hack' above.