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Wife was cleaning out her closet and pulled a camera out so I was checking it out.

It looks like a good cam for use.

Its a samsung BL103, uses 2 AA's and standard sd card. It fires up fast and snaps a pic quick with good flash. The flash is a good distance from the lens too.  I havent messed with the settings but it fits the bill.

Its bout the size of a sony w series (little thicker, 1/8" or so) and has extending lens.

Its 10.3mp. the pics and video look good.

Ill have to find one and hack it, power and shutter button right on top in usual spot so it should be a simple hack.

I looked in here and didnt see it listed but it may be on one of the other sites.

Just wanted to pass that on.

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6 hours ago, buckhuntertrailcam said:

I haven't heard of it, but l am a BIG Samsung fan. You will have to keep us posted on this one.

I hadnt seen them before either. still havent had a chance to pick one up but here is a pic of one, front and back.

Edit: picked one up tonight on ebay, will see when it gets here how good it works. Wifey wouldnt let me have hers..;)

samsung bl103.jpg

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Well, I picked one up and tore into it.

Thought I had it, in fact I dock'd the whole hack but somehow had forgot to double check the shutter hack before re-assembly. 

After testing it, I was thoroughly confused. The power button was simple, thought the shutter button was simple too but, it has some sort of 2 stage shutter button. so just touching the shutter + to shutter neg did not fire the cam, it basically readied the shutter button. I tried attaching a wire to each of the other 3 corners of the tactile button but it still did the same thing, no pic.

I started to check traces around the switch with my probe and followed one to the other end where there was a test pad and hit it with my probe and boom, blew the cam up, it popped big time and actually blew a chip off the back panel. Not exactly sure what that pad was for but it definitely is not one you want to probe.... 😞 

So off to the trash it went. As soon as I get the chance to pick another one up I will and then will try it again. There must be something in the shutter button or some connection under it that controls the final push for shuttering a pic but it looks like dis-assembling that portion of the switch board may be very difficult or possibly impossible, I will try again though,

It takes great day pics and the night pics with the flash seemed really good along with 2 AA batts for power and standard sd card, it would make a nice trail cam if I can figure it out.

Day test pic.jpg

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1 hour ago, buckhuntertrailcam said:

What a shame l was hoping for a hack description as l already looked on ebay and there were a few for sale under $20. 

I'll get another one and we will figure it out, if it doesnt work then I guess we keep looking.... 😉


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