What should Open Circuits say about digital cameras?
Should we talk about circuits that adapt off-the-shelf cameras to do things they were never intended to do?
- "How to give your low-end Canon digital camera RAW support" by Nathan Willis 2007, discusses CHDK, an enhanced, free software replacement firmware. There is a CHDK wiki.
- Other people have replaced the firmware of a "$11 Dakota Digital Camera"  . "author is now working on allowing user code (e.g. compiled in C) to be downloaded and executed from the camera's RAM."
- the CamMan project that uses a 8 pin Microchip PIC microcontroller to snap the shutter of an off-the-shelf camera attached to a RC airplane.
- DIY Drones: Amateur UAVs often talks about attaching cameras to RC airplanes
Or should we focus more on designing "cameras" more-or-less from scratch: an image sensor, a CPU, etc. and designing a custom PCB to hold all the parts: