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12-07-2014, 02:27 PM   #1
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firmware for K-3 Prestige?

I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on the Prestige version, but I'm wondering if it has a different firmware than the normal K-3 or the PSE version. I found the latest firmware 1.11 on the Ricoh Japan website, but it lists only K-3 and PSE versions with no mention of Prestige. They don't seem to acknowledge the Prestige version at all, there is no selection for it on the support site.

I recall reading the press release for the Prestige which mentioned that it came with a special or new firmware compared to K-3... perhaps they were just saying it was a newer version than K-3 currently had and it was preinstalled...

Anyone have a Prestige care to comment on firmware versions? Does it take the same firmware as a normal or PSE version?

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All versions of the K-3 is the same under the hood. Only cosmetics differs, i.e same firmware for all.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cbope Quote
I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on the Prestige version, but I'm wondering if it has a different firmware than the normal K-3 or the PSE version. I found the latest firmware 1.11 on the Ricoh Japan website, but it lists only K-3 and PSE versions with no mention of Prestige. They don't seem to acknowledge the Prestige version at all, there is no selection for it on the support site.

I recall reading the press release for the Prestige which mentioned that it came with a special or new firmware compared to K-3... perhaps they were just saying it was a newer version than K-3 currently had and it was preinstalled...

Anyone have a Prestige care to comment on firmware versions? Does it take the same firmware as a normal or PSE version?
Yup, as Tjompen said, it's the same firmware as the normal K-3.

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I have the Prestige edition and I am sure the software is the same for all models. It's just that the Gun Metal finish is so cool, one would like to think it was special on the inside too.

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my prestige has 1.11 in it. if that puts you at ease.

i imagine they were all produced at the same time so they should all have it.
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12-12-2014, 03:54 AM   #7
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B&H currently has a better deal at 1069. I decided to go with the normal black K-3 for 797. Ended up adding the AF540FGZ flash for an additional 50, so I got the whole package for under 850.
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The one I posted is in Canadian...

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My mistake, did not notice that. I couldn't even guess the USD/CAD exchange rate without Google... (I don't live in NA).
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