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01-16-2011, 07:08 AM   #1
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K-r firmware update worth it?

How many here have updated their k-r firmware to 1.01?
Is there really much point in doing so?
I don't have any SDXC cards...
I haven't used bulb mode much yet... certainly not for anything that would require very high ISO.
Are the live-view focus improvements very significant?
I don't use live-view a lot when shooting stills, but when I do it really seems quite slow to lock focus.

Aside from those things, are there any other camera improvements noticed from updating to 1.01?

01-16-2011, 07:12 AM   #2
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I don't know if it is worth it, but it is very easy to do, so I would recommend it.

Although I cannot see any big difference I would guess that also some minor bug fixes has been made, but which are not included in the (public) change list.
01-16-2011, 07:18 AM   #3
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I'm just curious what, if anything, others have noticed that's not on that list.
01-16-2011, 02:21 PM   #4
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It's just a firmware update which is a simple process and fixes a few bugs or adds new features to the camera making it more stable. What's the issue? Who cares if you don't have SDXC, in my opinion it's usually a good idea to keep your software or hardware up to date.

01-16-2011, 04:50 PM   #5
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I've only had my K-R for a month now and one of the first things I did was look for up dates, as I did with my old KD 100 always up date when you can they can only improve what you already have
01-16-2011, 05:54 PM   #6
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I updated always a good idea to keep updated.
01-16-2011, 06:10 PM   #7
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yeah the firmware doesn't seem to make anything worse. This isn't like the Samsung Blu-ray player firmwares where you can break things and lose features.
01-17-2011, 02:55 PM   #8
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I just upgraded and I am pretty sure that it improved both focusing speed and accuracy! So go ahead!

01-17-2011, 07:12 PM   #9
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I thought the price of the update was about "worth it" for the improvements it brings.

01-18-2011, 11:30 AM   #10
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sometime ago i bought a bower flash (which overexposure really really bad), then i changed the firmware and the behaviour of the flash changed (but still malfunctional), so i must guess that there was some hidden code to improve external flash.

by the way, i returned the bower flash and buyed the samsung version of af360.
works spectacular on direct and bouncing flash

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