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06-03-2011, 01:54 PM   #1
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K-x 1.02 Firmware - Any Impact on Battery Accuracy?

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Has anyone notice a difference in battery indicator accuracy with version 1.02 vs 1.01? Not the battery consumption - just trying to get a more accurate idea of how much power I have left.
Even after installing 1.01, I've noticed, and my online research supports this, that the K-x seems to go from green to yellow and then back to green, and I have learned to ignore until it turns red. Wondering if the 1.02 firmware has any impact?

06-03-2011, 02:03 PM   #2
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According to the service manual of K10D, the battery indicator is adjusted via manufacturer software. I don't think it has to do with firmware.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wlachan Quote
According to the service manual of K10D, the battery indicator is adjusted via manufacturer software. I don't think it has to do with firmware.
Battery level indicator is affected by the firmware:

from K-x firmware download page
version history:
Version 1.01
Improved battery level indicator accuracy and stability.

I believe battery "level" is measured by voltage level.

This fluctuates depending of the the usage - after heavy battery drain -
like several flash shots in a row - LiveView or Movies
the batteries could be momentarily at lower voltage -
hence the short duration of orange or even red -
then a bounce back to the healthier level(s).

This is normal for any battery
and in that way "normal" for the K-x meter
from firmware 1.01 on.

I am not too sure if it could be improved much more without losing sensitivity/accuracy.

As it is I think FW 1.01 made the meter less sensitive (than FW 1.00) so it would not bounce all over the place - which upset a lot of people.

I think most people consider the FW1.01 meter to be OK.
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For some reason, since I updated the k-x with version 1.02 I notice a decrease in battery accuracy. It could be my eneloops are old...but it seems to me that the camera accuracy is not what it was with version 1.01

Curious to know if anyone else has the same issue? If not, then I guess my batteries just need to be replaced.

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Maybe fully drain and recharge the Eneloop 3 times and see if they will be back to life. The new Sanyo XX are great btw.
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