Cool hack squeezes Canon digicam into film SLR

A clever shutterbug gutted a film camera innards and made space for the Canon Digital Ixus 870 IS to be placed inside.

When I first saw this Canon AE-1 Program SLR hack, I was totally blown away. A clever shutterbug gutted the film camera innards and made space for the Canon Digital Ixus 870 IS to be placed inside.

That's not all. The hacker also managed to wire the controls (presumably via hardware) so the shutter button on the SLR would trigger the shutter on the compact. If that's not enough, a "popup" flash was also made to complement the contraption. Last but not least, the start-up screen on the point-and-shoot would display "AE-1 Program Digital." Geez! That's one heck of a hack.

I've been looking online for instructions on how to perform this hack, but I haven't had any luck. Any readers who can find the manual for this DIY, please share them below in TalkBack.

(Source: Crave Asia via Canon Rumors via PetaPixel)

 

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