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04-12-2010, 03:23 AM   #1
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K-X new Firmware 1.01.00.10

Any improvements with the K-X owners with the new Firmware?

Latest K-x Firmware Update : Software Downloads : PENTAX

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Is this one of those "silent" sub releases of 1.01? If so have not tried it yet and curious to know who is saying it has changed?
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i think so. some already tried. Tthe pentax site have .07.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kenn100D Quote
i think so. some already tried. Tthe pentax site have .07.
No, the OP's link to the Japan site has a firmware file FWDC206B.BIN that has a different checksum to FW 1.01.00.07 -

File downloaded just now from the Japan link -

Checksums generated by ExactFile 1.0.0.15
4/12/2010 2:37:54 PM

PentaxKx\FW101_JP100412\FWDC206B.BIN
11010048 bytes

CRC32: 49c20697
MD5: 4c588f188f673702e7e200f9ab4f160f

--

Compared to checksum for FW 1.01.00.07 that I downloaded on Feb/21/2010 -

Checksums generated by ExactFile 1.0.0.15
2/21/2010 1:13:16 PM

PentaxKx\FW101_JP100221\FWDC206B.BIN
11010048 bytes

CRC32: c71f3ba6
MD5: 2c5376d258e834d0c1d445a2d8c34efc

So the FW version has changed yet again.

Thanks to the OP for the heads up......

However the US site download is still 1.01.00.07

Checksums generated by ExactFile 1.0.0.15
4/12/2010 2:51:50 PM

PentaxKx\FW101_US100412\FWDC206B.BIN
11010048 bytes

CRC32: c71f3ba6
MD5: 2c5376d258e834d0c1d445a2d8c34efc


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04-17-2010, 04:59 AM   #5
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Any improvement?

Hey, I was wondering if there is any noticable improvement to the kx using the new 1.01.10 firmware update?
Thanks in advance
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the most noticeable improvement is more accurate battery reporting when using rechargeables AA
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Kx, software update

My kx ISO lowest setting is 400 instead of 200.
Does anybody have any clue?
I tried to update the firmware, but i don't know the procedure after I downloaded the .bin fine to a SD.
Please help. much appreciate
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QuoteOriginally posted by tenny52 Quote
My kx ISO lowest setting is 400 instead of 200.
Does anybody have any clue?
I tried to update the firmware, but i don't know the procedure after I downloaded the .bin fine to a SD.
Please help. much appreciate
I think you have the default ISO range set - which is 200-6400
BUT you may have Highlight Correction On which makes the lowest ISO 1 stop higher since it uses the lowest ISO in the protection.

To get ISO200 again - either -
turn Highlight Correction OFF
or
expand the ISO so that ISO100 is part of the range.

As for doing the firmware upgrade -
read and carefully follow the instructions on the download page
and the ReadMe file that comes with the Firmware.

The only other very important thing is to make sure you have fully charged or fresh lithium batteries when doing the upgrade.

The battery indicator should show Full Green - otherwise do NOT continue - as you may brick your K-x.


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QuoteOriginally posted by tenny52 Quote
My kx ISO lowest setting is 400 instead of 200.
Does anybody have any clue?
I tried to update the firmware, but i don't know the procedure after I downloaded the .bin fine to a SD.
Please help. much appreciate
Turn off highlight and shadow protection then enable "expanded sensistivity" in custom settings.
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