I Returned the K3

Started Mar 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
awaldram Forum Pro • Posts: 12,920
Re: I Returned the K3

Rosember wrote:

Sorry, I did not read the whole threads. Just a very simple question: Have there been reported any issues with firmware 1.02? I only found 1.0, 1.0.1, and 1.0.3 mentioned?

If not why not?

Yes it occurs with all FW versions.

It also occurs with all K series models so I fail to see the OMG for the K3.

I think it written in the FW to cope with mirror mis sync , Might not even be required fro the K3 (left over from siingle motor K5 series)

Whilst it is a bit of a disaster if the k5 series does it , It's not the same portent of doom for the K3.

The one situation we know will cause mirror flop that does not come from hardware issues is Voltage brown out.

As all reports of 'failure' have been when the battery is under heavy load I personally am not really concerned about it.

The users affected may have a different stance and should have it out with their suppliers but I fail to see what concern I should have.

As to why the k3 can 'brown out' a full battery where the K5 couldn't look at CIPA shot counts and think dual motors, The K3 is capable of drawing considerably more current than the K5 series and if you have LV, AF-c, video, time lapse etc I can see Battery voltage sagging.

As is the case for the OP her point could be the camera is not fit for purpose , But a suspect the counter would be the cameras purpose is not multiple hour time lapse

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