A bunch of firmware updates

Started Mar 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
Alex Sarbu Veteran Member • Posts: 9,825
Re: What different animals they are...

SRT201 wrote:

K-5 - 2 stage update takes a fair bit of time.

K-5IIs - 3 stage update - seems a bit faster than the K-5 but still takes time.

K-01 - Single stage update done almost instantaneously!

Some seem to think the K-01 was basically the guts of a K-5 with a few tweaks. The update process alone hints at an entirely different beast. I think the main processor in the K-01 is probably faster than the K-5's by a good bit. It was probably needed for Focus peaking. The memory bandwidth may be as well but the small buffer limits it.

The K-01 has indeed a different processor, PRIME M, than the K-5's PRIME II. It's basically the guts of the K-30, not the K-5.

Interesting observation.

Just an observation from a firmware guy.


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