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Possible DSLR with I2C-Interface [not relevant]

asked 2014-01-18 09:29:27 +0200

RuhrSailor gravatar image

updated 2014-01-21 15:29:56 +0200

simo gravatar image

Ahoy sailors,

it came to my mind if it is possible to take a common DSLR(or Bridge?) camera, remove the viewfinder and the monitor and use the jolla instead as controller for the camera.

The Pros:

-you get a (relative) compact (semi-)professional camera with good optics and a large chips (8+ Magapixels)

-you use the the display of the jolla as viewfinder and a native application to control the camera (updates/features for the future)

-images a saved to the jolla/sdcard

So would this be possible with the I2C interface to control the chips on the "DSLR" module by the jolla?

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I2C doesn't nearly have enough bandwidth for live view, lack of I2C on the DSLR notwithstanding. You'd need to use BT or WiFi to transfer data.

mornfall ( 2014-01-18 12:45:56 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-18 11:47:32 +0200

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It might be possible but it will need some serious hacking. AFAIK there is no data bus on DSLR cameras for it to be plug-and-play in any way. E.g. the data sent to the display is done deep within the camera electronics.

There are some ways to make a similar set-up though. Sony has an interesting concept; Cyber-shot-Q These can be mounted on a custom TOH and controlled via bluetooth or WiFi I think.

Some regular DSLR cameras can use a smartphone as a remote viewfinder, so removing the screen and fitting to the Jolla might work. But it will not be easy.

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