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Wondering what is different in the firmware and whether it will be available for my plain black k1? Time for a firmware treat anyway.

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Same firmware AFAIK. There haven't been any updates lately but the word on the street is that sensor-based video stabilization may be making a return.


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Same firmware AFAIK. There haven't been any updates lately but the word on the street is that sensor-based video stabilization may be making a return.
Don't Pentax cameras usually ship with v1.0 even on later production runs?
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Don't Pentax cameras usually ship with v1.0 even on later production runs?
It depends, but historically special editions have shipped with the latest firmware (currently available for download).

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It depends, but historically special editions have shipped with the latest firmware (currently available for download).
My recollection is that one or two special editions had a firmware with a higher number and not an update for the plain version. Will look in the AM.
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My recollection is that one or two special editions had a firmware with a higher number and not an update for the plain version. Will look in the AM.
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I don't think there have been any special editions with features that differed from the standard models.

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I don't think there have been any special editions with features that differed from the standard models.
Didn't one of the K-5 specials have a Golden Spiral engraved on the focusing screen?

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Not sure if this will work, but here's an image.
That photo looks nicer. Nice companion for people having the silver edition of the limited primes.
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How far into the K-3 product lifecycle did the special edition come out before a successor was announced? Are "Special Edition" kits now indicators of the halfway mark toward a successor?

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Didn't one of the K-5 specials have a Golden Spiral engraved on the focusing screen?

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Yes but that's not firmware Plus it's technically just a replaceable part rather than a change to the camera itself.

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How far into the K-3 product lifecycle did the special edition come out before a successor was announced? Are "Special Edition" kits now indicators of the halfway mark toward a successor?
All special edition release dates can be found here:

Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Coming Soon! - Pentax Rumors | PentaxForums.com

I think it's reasonable to suspect that we're about halfway into the K-1's product cycle, but at the same time I wouldn't extrapolate APS-C model trends to the FF line.

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