Firmware update K-x and K7


techno-terminator

Link Posted 13/01/2011 - 16:32
just been given this link to the 'other forum'

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let the education continue

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Oggy

Link Posted 13/01/2011 - 16:38
I guess that signals the end of support for the K20.

Mike-P

Link Posted 13/01/2011 - 16:43
Maybe the K20D doesn't have an internal reader capable of SDXC?
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Oggy

Link Posted 13/01/2011 - 16:44
That thought also crossed my mind. I believe you need extra address lines to the card.

sandinista

Link Posted 13/01/2011 - 18:27
Thanks for the heads up T-T
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i-Berg

Link Posted 14/01/2011 - 06:57

techno-terminator

Link Posted 14/01/2011 - 08:22
I'm not doing it yet - too blasted stressed at the moment to deal with that . Anyway I'm not as yet needing to use these new cards

Please let me know how you get on with it .
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sandinista

Link Posted 14/01/2011 - 09:53
Just updated my K-x to the latest firmware version, all went fine
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stub

Link Posted 14/01/2011 - 10:08
Hmmm...Wasnt going to bother, but just noticed update for battery level indicator so I will.
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stub

Link Posted 14/01/2011 - 10:36
Yep done...No worries at all
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alfpics

Link Posted 14/01/2011 - 16:45
Does the ability to read SDXC cards mean that the 25minute max for video will no longer apply?
Andy
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pentaxian450

Link Posted 14/01/2011 - 17:21
alfpics wrote:
Does the ability to read SDXC cards mean that the 25minute max for video will no longer apply?
Andy

No changes there. I think European regulations prohibit a DSLR to record more than a 20 min. video.

On top of that, would you watch a 30 min video showing a beetle walking on ice without any cuts?
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)

thoughton

Link Posted 14/01/2011 - 17:41
pentaxian450 wrote:
alfpics wrote:
Does the ability to read SDXC cards mean that the 25minute max for video will no longer apply?
Andy

No changes there. I think European regulations prohibit a DSLR to record more than a 20 min. video.

This sounded a bit suspicious to me so I had a Google around. It appears the limit is 30 minutes, any more than that and it gets classified as a video camera, which attracts an extra 4.9% in duty in the EU. As a result some manufacturers have limited their still camera recording to 29 minutes for European versions only, where the worldwide versions are unlimited. The Panasonic GH1 apparently is one such camera.

However on dSLRs I thought the limit was more to do with heat build up in the sensor.
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alfpics

Link Posted 14/01/2011 - 20:08
Ah - that's why. I thought it was to do with 'block size' and addressing within the SDHC cards - but it seems like its down to the 'powers that be' - why we should get clobbered another 4.9%

On the other hand as Yves points out: 'would you watch a 30 min video showing a beetle walking on ice without any cuts?'

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