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Old 04-10-2009, 10:19 AM
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Question Automatic time/date update for Canon Cameras?

I am wondering if there is a way to update the clock in Canon cameras when they are connected to a computer to sync to the computers clock. This would be a very hand thing to be able to do when it comes for timing of astronomical events. Relying on the manual way (or even remembering to do it) is a very clumsy way of doing it and not very accurate.

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BTW software I'm using that can control the 20D is DSLR Focus, Images Plus 3.0, plus the standard Canon software.
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:48 AM
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Looking through the Canon EDSDK, the property kEdsPropID_DateTime, which is the way to access the clock in the camera, is read only. This SDK is what was used to code DSLR Focus and IP Camera Control.

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Old 04-10-2009, 10:52 AM
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So that's a no go then Eric. Shame about that. Thanks.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:33 PM
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Yeah, it really is strange that they don't support setting those fields remotely. I'm willing to bet that it is a software rather than hardware design constraint.
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yes, shame there hasn't been a hack done for it. The 300D russian hack was great for my 300D.
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