The CHDK add-on implements new features like RAW, battery indicator, live histogram (RGB/luminance), zebra mode (blinking areas of over-/underexposure), DOF calculator, scripts (intervalometer, exposure/focus/... bracketing etc.), Tv, Av & ISO overrides, text reader, file browser, calendar
... [More], games and much more. There are now several different builds, implementing features assisting taking 3D-Stereo photos, motion detection etc.
The CHDK firmware add-on does not touch the original firmware of your camera. It is an additional program which gets loaded into the memory of the camera. [Less]