Harinezumi 2++ “Color Hack” Trick – Method 1: Colourbalance

Red-tinted and blue-tinted photos

Okay, so the original Digital Harinezumi, ones with firmware V1.1 had this thing which has become known as the “colour hack”.  Basically, if you held the OK button and shutter down when you turned the unit on, you got access to a debug menu.  In this menu, among other things, you could mess with the red/green/blue colour settings, so that you could mess with the colour balance whenever you wanted.  Check out Mijonju’s blog for more details (plus, it’s also just generally a good read)

The Harinezumi cameras released after that, however, don’t have access to the colour hack.  Reports say that trying that combination of buttons on later models causes it to freeze.  Keeping this in mind, I’ve come up with some methods to get similar types of effects with my Digital Harinezumi 2++ Continue reading