K-x new firmware v1.01 - fixed the battery indicator problem


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fengwei

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Pentax just announced a new firmware v1.01 is available for the new camera:

http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/digital/k-x_s.html

Changes to V1.01

* Added three kinds of particular effect shooting function (Pre-set 1,2 and 3) on [Cross Processing].
* Added assignment of Cross Processing function to the green button.
* Improved accuracy of Battery Level Indicator under specific conditions and improved stability for general performance.

Cheers all K-x users :)
 

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dang... my k-x is with me now in office, but my battery level is orange.... =( cannot upgrade now..
 

elavan

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where is my 1.03 for K-7 ;( hehe
 

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Thanks Fengwei for the update.
strange. My k-x went to Malaysia, took about 300+ shots and still full green but after flashing the new ROM, it became orange power. Anyone encountered this phenomenon?:think:
 

elavan

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i think the bottomline is still..battery indicator cannot trust, including lithium recharge-ables, very erratic.
 

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Thanks Fengwei for the update.
strange. My k-x went to Malaysia, took about 300+ shots and still full green but after flashing the new ROM, it became orange power. Anyone encountered this phenomenon?:think:
then maybe need another firmware fix to fix the firmware... :think: :bsmilie:
 

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update on the firmware! it now seems to recognize alkalines better...

I love the new cross processing options! never really liked the red version when it comes out randomly. but i like the yellow version.. good that i can choose now..
 

airconvent

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This morning when i switched it on again and took a few sample shots the battery registered at full power again. yeah! :sweat:
 

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Well I have a different outcome, now the test duracell alkaline won't even power up the camera. Looks like firmware 1.01 simply stop power up if it cannot recognise the battery.
 

southadam

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Bought sony 2700mah. Now working so far so good.
 

alanpotpot

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Mine switches to yellow and red status ^_^">
 

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Thanks Fengwei for the update.
strange. My k-x went to Malaysia, took about 300+ shots and still full green but after flashing the new ROM, it became orange power. Anyone encountered this phenomenon?:think:
I've never encountered any battery issue even before updating to 1.01
Everything works fine with 1.01 :)
Loving my white k-x more and more now :angel:
 

wongcho

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After I loaded the 1.01 firmware, I notice the battery turns orange after I release the button.
Is it because I did not use a fully charged battery in loading the new firmware (actually I saw battery indicator as full green and I had taken over 300 shots with a new set of batteries after purchase.
Getting a little frustrated with this.
Can I download it one more time with a fully charged battery?
Thanks for any help on this.
 

elavan

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battery indicators can not be trusted always, problems like this happen to manufacturer lithiums as well..all i can say is try to search the various forums for tips.
 

wongcho

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Actually before I loaded the new firmware it was running OK - I was very happy with it.
After loading with the new firware, everything seems to slow down. I charged a new set of Eneloop and with less than 100 shots, the orange indicator comes up.
I am recharging the rechargeable batteries again and see how it goes.
Someone recommended on and off the LV - but no change for me.
I am not sue if the new firmware reference a fully charge battery. That was the reason why I ask if I could reload the new firmware again using a fully charged set of batteries.
 

Tay76101

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Actually before I loaded the new firmware it was running OK - I was very happy with it.
After loading with the new firware, everything seems to slow down. I charged a new set of Eneloop and with less than 100 shots, the orange indicator comes up.
I am recharging the rechargeable batteries again and see how it goes.
Someone recommended on and off the LV - but no change for me.
I am not sue if the new firmware reference a fully charge battery. That was the reason why I ask if I could reload the new firmware again using a fully charged set of batteries.
I would suggest you buy a SANYO Ni-MH 2700. It has recharge and durable.
 

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wongcho

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Tay76101 - Tks for your suggestion.
I went to to a few shops(including Harvey Norman near my home) and they do not sell the Sanyo Rechargeable batteries. Can share where got sell? Tks
Actually I notice when I charge the Eneloops the second time, I notice hissing sound - is this normal?
The second recharged eneloops with slightly less than 100 shots - and the camera indicator change to orange. So maybe have to change the battery to 2700 mah
 

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