We received an email stating that a certain company is getting ready to announce a hardware hack for Canon EOS cameras. Only the EOS 5D Mark III was listed, but other EOS cameras are likely.

The hack requires the mainboard inside the camera gets replaced with the modified custom board. It was not mentioned how, or where you'd send your camera to get the modification. I'd think they'd have to give away a few modified cameras to get the trust of the consumer. The reported cost of the mod is $1000 USD.

As for the modification itself, it's said it will “greatly improve dynamic range, video sharpness and performance of the EOS 5D Mark III.”

I've heard about these types of things in the past, and nothing has ever come of them. This one seems a bit different, but we'll have to wait and see.

More to come…


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