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10-26-2011, 03:36 PM   #1
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Pentax o-gps with K-x

I was just wondering if the astrotracer with the o-gps would work with a k-x? On Pentax's website it states it only compatible with the K-r and K-5. Has anyone tried it with the K-x?

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No, it won't work on the K-x.

A firmware update is required for the O-GPS to work with the K-r, K-5, and 645D. The firmware update is not available for the K-x. In my opinion, there is a 1% chance that a future firmware update will ever exist to allow the K-x to use the O-GPS.
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thanks Aegon. Sigh...that's slightly annoying that they haven't released a simple firmware update for older models to use it.
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The incompatibility and lack of FW release might have more to do with the camera not having sensor rotation ability. Who would want to pay top dollar for a crippled GPS/Tracker.

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Ah, didn't realize the SR on the K-x was different than the K-r
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I read somewhere that the hot shoe provides the data path for the time, data, positioning and tracking data. I have no idea of Pentax modified the hot shoe design to facilitate this or if this communications path was standard. If it was new, the Kx and prior models will be permanently out of luck.

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