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Canon EOS-M cameras support

2 months 3 weeks ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42454
Hi All,

I have M50 and it is a great camera with low noise, but the problem is that for some reason it wants to send CR3 raw images back to PC and CR3 is not supported by Ekos. There is a setting in the camera to fall back to CR2, but for some reason, it is disregarded.
Was anyone able to get Canon EOS-M cameras working with INDI and Ekos?

Alex

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2 months 3 weeks ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42474
It might be something as simple as adding "cr3" to Ekos.. which I just did. On next nightly test to see if it works.

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2 months 3 weeks ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42487
Unfortunately libraw doesn't yet support CR3 format.

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2 months 3 weeks ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42492
Looks like LibRaw devs are promising to add support for CR3 this autumn. Another way of dealing with this issue is to force the camera to save in CR2 format. The camera supports this feature but for some reason, INDI still receives CR3 format.

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2 months 3 weeks ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42537
I have an original EOS-M which connects to Ekos, but Ekos cant trigger or control it. Which is weird. I have read somewhere that Canon have disabled USB control on this particular model which is a pity. As you say they are a great little camera, low noise and light.

My question is if gphoto via Ekos can see the camera and can populate most of the camera information, maybe full control is possible? Would this be a question for gphoto developers or indi developers??

Lots of trial and error, mainly error, but in hindsight, it was easy!!!
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2 months 3 weeks ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42541
I was trying to use my camera couple of months ago and if I remember correctly, I was able to get gphoto to take images using command line but I had to upgrade to latest version of gphoto. With kstars I was able to take images but they were not showing because kstars does not understand CR3 format.

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2 months 3 weeks ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42564
Hi avarakin, what about fits format? Can you get it to spit out fits files??

Lots of trial and error, mainly error, but in hindsight, it was easy!!!
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2 months 2 weeks ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42773

petarm wrote: Hi avarakin, what about fits format? Can you get it to spit out fits files??

For this to happen, Ekos needs to understand CR3 format. It is using libraw for reading raw images and libraw does not support CR3 format yet.
I posted a question on libraw forum about CR3 support. They confirmed that it comes soon. Once it is available, it would be a matter of compiling Ekos with latest libraw.
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2 months 2 weeks ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42777
Where did they confirm that? From Github issue page there is very little activity.

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2 months 2 weeks ago
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Canon EOS-M cameras support #42780
There is some activity on their message board:
www.libraw.org/comment/5401#comment-5401

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