For anyone with a Cannon Powershot camera you will be very interested in this:
This is a firmware add-on. It does not change anything on your camera. It loads from the SD card.
- Record in RAW!!!
- Override shutter speed down to 1/25000 of a second /w flash sync.
- Override Aperture and Exposure times (up to 65 seconds)
- Record video up to an hour
- Motion detection accurate enough to take lightning photos.
- Auto Exposure Bracketing for HDR Photos
- Auto Focal Bracketing for Focus Stacking. (This is my favorite feature, I can take macro photos with everything in focus back to infinity. No more blurry backgrounds.)
-Flash Sync up to 1/64,000 of a second
- On screen histogram and zebra
Here are some example, keep in mind these are all with a normal point and shoot not a DSLR.
HDR samples: Powershot A610
High Speed Shutter & Flash Sync:
Lightning taking with motion detection: