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01-18-2011, 12:11 PM - 1 Like   #31
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You can use a hex editor/viewer (e.g. XVI32). The internal version is at the beginning of the file, just before "Copyright (C) HOYA CORPORATION" - hex values "01 02 15 0A" (obviously, that's "1 2 21 10" in decimal)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
You can use a hex editor/viewer (e.g. XVI32). The internal version is at the beginning of the file, just before "Copyright (C) HOYA CORPORATION" - hex values "01 02 15 0A" (obviously, that's "1 2 21 10" in decimal)
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K5 firmware

At this rate of firmware update ,Tethering update should be about the time they announce new camera.Feel lucky not to have enough money to buy 645D would hate to spend that much and not have tethering.
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Firmware 1.02?

The creation date is the same on the K-5 1.02 firmware update at both the American and Japanese Pentax sites: 12/19/10. Where's the new "stealth" update to be had?

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QuoteOriginally posted by henryk Quote
The creation date is the same on the K-5 1.02 firmware update at both the American and Japanese Pentax sites: 12/19/10. Where's the new "stealth" update to be had?
Downloaded it from here this morning: Latest K-5 Firmware Update : Software Downloads : PENTAX
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They are the same date and time because it's a silent update. That's what makes it stealth. If you want, go to the Canada website, they still are distributing the old one.
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The new version is also 5kb larger than the old one so something has changed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by David Quote
The new version is also 5kb larger than the old one so something has changed.
The bin files are exactly the same size though

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The bin files are exactly the same size though
There are two differences, first the 2nd version did not compact as tightly as the 1st, possibly because there is more info involved. Second, the checksums of the bin files are different, meaning they must be different.
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Just downloaded the "new" 1.02 firmware, and here are the filesizes that I have:

The k5_e102w.exe file for v1.02.21.07 is 9803KB
The k5_e102w.exe file for v1.02.21.10 is 9808KB

The FWDC209B.BIN file for both versions is 10752KB
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QuoteOriginally posted by pop4 Quote
Just downloaded the "new" 1.02 firmware, and here are the filesizes that I have:

The k5_e102w.exe file for v1.02.21.07 is 9803KB
The k5_e102w.exe file for v1.02.21.10 is 9808KB

The FWDC209B.BIN file for both versions is 10752KB
Yup, both bin files are the same size. however date may have changed in the files which affected teh compression of the exe zip file
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QuoteOriginally posted by Smeggypants Quote
Yup, both bin files are the same size. however date may have changed in the files which affected teh compression of the exe zip file
Something somewhere in the file changed or the checksums would be the same (or hash, use a tool like HashCalc to see for yourself).
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For me, the "silent" update fixed the phenomenon of the camera failing to shoot when built-in flash is up, LiveView is engaged, an SDM lens is attached, and "shutter release while charging" option is disabled. Maybe there are other changes as well, but this is the only one I noticed.
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Can you install the silent 1.02 over the previous 1.02
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QuoteOriginally posted by Smeggypants Quote
Yup, both bin files are the same size. however date may have changed in the files which affected teh compression of the exe zip file
it's better to compare files MD5 hash
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