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06-01-2010, 01:12 PM   #1
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pentax k10d firmware problem

Ibought a used k10d witch have samsung gx-10 firmware version 1.3. My question is how I can change it back to pentax firmware? Is it even possible?

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If going through the install process doesn't do it, you'll have to send it to Pentax to have the firmware reinstalled, I would expect.
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QuoteOriginally posted by k6utsik Quote
Ibought a used k10d witch have samsung gx-10 firmware version 1.3. My question is how I can change it back to pentax firmware? Is it even possible?
Are you sure it is a Pentax not a Samsung body?

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yes, Im sure. Camera has pentax logos.
But someone have managed o swap the firmwares. I tryed to put pentax 1.31 soft to the camera, but nothings happed. Camera only fash lable ver.1.3

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Sorry to say that. But how could it be possible!? Interesting.....
06-02-2010, 01:42 AM   #6
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Somehow it is possible.
06-02-2010, 02:24 AM   #7
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It is possible.
Strangelly, I saw opposite problem - Samsung GX10 with Pentax K10D firmware. See this topic on penta-club.ru
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QuoteOriginally posted by k6utsik Quote
yes, Im sure. Camera has pentax logos.
But someone have managed o swap the firmwares. I tryed to put pentax 1.31 soft to the camera, but nothings happed. Camera only fash lable ver.1.3
Well, I guess you are so not bad off after all.
If you can live with Adobe's DNG format instead of PEF (memory is cheap these days), and a different user interface, there is no difference in photo quality.
Samsung's implementation does not support PEF format for RAW storage.

Also, Samsung (if I remember correctly) allegedly stated that their JPEG engine is of better quality than Pentax's.

I'd just leave it at that...

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