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08-11-2009, 10:59 PM   #1
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Samsung GX-20 1.03 firmware....finally

Samsung finally released 1.03 firmware for our beloved GX-20. Get it here or direct link to firmware file

Improvement
Firmware Version(1.03) incorporates the following improvements.

● Improved OIS (Shake Reduction) accuracy.

Already in my camera... looks ok, still takes pictures

08-12-2009, 03:55 AM   #2
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Kool... many thanks.
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I checked that site yesterday and it wasn't up then!

Thanks for the heads-up
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great thanks for the info , i have just bought a gx 20 so just charging battery now woot

08-22-2009, 08:58 PM   #5
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how much improvement with SR? Also, any effect with AF in low light?

p.s. why does it take so long to have firmware ported over, aren't they basically the same camera?

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It is basically the same camera, but firmware is quite different.
This results in a month delay.
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does this new firmware make a difference? I mean...does the "Shake Reduction accuracy" increase? maybe someone tried it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tr13 Quote
It is basically the same camera, but firmware is quite different.
This results in a month delay.
Or 4 months in this case.

I can honestly say that I can see no difference what so ever other than the firmware no when I hold down the menu button! I'm not bothered though as I was happy with it before

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what did the previous firmware updates improve on and does this version provide those improvements as well??
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How does one ascertain which version of the GX-20 firmware is already loaded in the camera, or whether any firmware is loaded at all?
Generally, the ultimate firmware upgrade contains all the previous upgrades. Does this apply to the GX-20 as well?
12-29-2009, 02:43 PM   #11
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How does one ascertain which version of the GX-20 firmware is already loaded in the camera, or whether any firmware is loaded at all?
With the Pentax K20D you keep "menu" pushed while turning the camera on, perhaps it's the same with Samsung?

There's always a firmware, which is the master software running the hardware. The question is whether it's the factory original or some newer version.
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I downloaded firmware version 1.03 for the GX20 and installed it.

i. The Samsung site does not permit download without registration of the product. Since the date of purchase is one of the entries, this can be inconvenient for users who do not have the purchase papers handy. I downloaded the update into the camera's SDHC card plugged into a card reader.
ii. The update downloaded as a zip file which did not start the process automatically when the camera was turned on with the menu button pressed. I opened the SDHC card in the card reader, clicked on the zip file to reveal the file fwgx20.bin', copied the latter file and pasted it in the memory card. Thereafter, the update process began automatically and ended satisfactorily. Though this may be a minor issue for most people, I thought I would spell it out for those as inexperienced as I was, seeing that the process is not entirely risk-free for the camera's main board.

As to the result, at 1/15th f4 there is a noticeable and repeatable difference in image sharpness with an M 100mm/2.8. Impossible, however, to say whether this is a consequence of the firmware update.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chhayanat Quote
I downloaded firmware version 1.03 for the GX20 and installed it.
I am not satisfied with the GX20's shake reduction function: see separate thread:GX20/K20D Shake Reduction OIS Erratic Operation. Samsung have been unable to fix it. I am thinking of reinstalling firmware v1.03 over v1.03 already installed in the camera.

2. Even if it doesn't help matters, is there any actual harm if I install v1.03 again? Grateful for advice.
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I realize I'm updating a very old thread but Samsung no longer even recognizes the existence of the GX-20 on their web site. Fortunately, the version 1.03 firmware update is archived at softpedia.. Just figured there might still be some folks out there who could use that.

ADDENDUM: Here's a link to download the GX-20 Manual, also from a third-party site. Beyond this, I think we GX-20 owners are pretty much on our own.

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