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PENTAX K-x FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION 1.03

VERSION HISTORY

Version 1.03

  • Improved recording reliability when using SDXC memory cards.

Version 1.02

  • Added support for SDXC memory cards.
    PLEASE NOTE: Transfer rate does not correspond to UHS speed class.

Version 1.01

  • Added 3 effects to the Cross Processing presets 1, 2, and 3.
  • Added Cross Processing function to the Green Mode.
  • Improved battery level indicator accuracy and stability.

PREPARATION

  • You will need a blank, formatted memory card with a capacity of 32 MB or higher.
  • You will need your camera's USB cable, or a memory card reader.
  • Make sure your batteries are fully charged (or that you are using an optional AC adapter) to prevent power interruptions during the update process.

FIRMWARE UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS - WINDOWS

  1. Click the Windows link below to download the self-extracting firmware archive file (kx_e103w.exe). Click SAVE to save the download file to your computer's hard drive. Saving it to your desktop, for example, will make it easy to find after the download is complete. Please note: this download file is not the firmware update file itself, but a compressed archive that must be expanded in the following step.
  2. Next, double click the download file to expand it. Once expanded, you will see a readme text file (README.TXT) and the firmware update file itself (FWDC206B.BIN). The readme file contains instructions similar to what you are reading on this page.
  3. You must now copy the firmware update file (FWDC206B.BIN) to your camera's memory card. When you connect the camera directly to your computer (or if you use a card reader), the memory card appears as a removable disk drive in the My Computer window. Make sure you are using a blank/formatted memory card, then drag & drop (or copy & paste) the firmware update file (FWDC206B.BIN) from the desktop to your removable disk window, which is the camera's memory card. Please note: You must put the firmware update file (FWDC206B.BIN) directly onto the removable disk; it cannot be in any sub-folders. It must be on the top (or root) level of the memory card.
  4. Now that you have copied the firmware update file (FWDC206B.BIN) to your camera's memory card, you are ready to install it. Make sure your camera is turned off and disconnected from the computer. Make sure that the memory card containing the firmware update file is inserted into your camera. Also, make sure you that you have adequate power in your camera, with fully charged batteries or by using an optional AC adapter.
  5. To begin the update, turn your camera on while holding down the MENU button. If you have followed the above instructions precisely, the camera will begin to load the new firmware. You will see the message "NOW LOADING" then the camera will display the firmware update menu.
  6. Select "YES" using your camera's 4-way controller (the default is "NO") then press your camera's OK button.
  7. The camera will now update its firmware. This may take a couple of minutes, so be careful to not interrupt the process.
  8. When the update is complete, you will see "COMPLETE" on your camera's LCD screen. Turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
  9. With the memory card removed from the camera, check your new firmware version by turning the camera back on while holding down the MENU button. Before you begin to take pictures again, be sure to format your memory card to erase the firmware update file.

FIRMWARE UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS - MACINTOSH

Mac users can follow this same process after clicking on the Macintosh download link below.

  • Download and save the Macintosh download file.
  • Decompress it with your Stuffit expander program if necessary (this step may be automatic).
  • Connect the camera to the computer.
  • Copy the firmware file (FWDC206B.BIN) to your camera's memory card, then disconnect the camera from the computer.
  • Proceed with the installation of the firmware as outlined above.

Date: March, 2012
Copyright: PENTAX Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
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WINDOWS RAW CODEC

The Pentax RAW codec for Windows Vista and Windows 7 (32 bit) runs behind the scenes, allowing Windows' own image viewers such as Photo Gallery to recognize and display Pentax RAW files (.PEF) from Pentax digital SLR cameras. Please note, this CODEC software will not operate under the 64 bit environments of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Click the download link below, and save the download file to your computer's hard drive. For example, saving the download file to your desktop will allow you find it easily once the download is complete.
  2. Close other applications, then double click the download file to begin the installation.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
  4. Restart your computer (this may happen automatically).

 

 

Date: November, 2009
Copyright: Hoya Corporation
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PENTAX DIGITAL CAMERA UTILITY UPDATE v4.40

PENTAX is pleased to announce that the PENTAX Digital Camera Utility version 4.40 is now available, free of charge, to previous owners of the Digital Camera Utility versions 4 and later.

Downloads are available for Windows (7, Vista, XP SP3) and MacOS-X (10.4.11, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to significant design changes with the Digital Camera Utility version 4 from previous versions, this update will only work with versions 4 and later. Previous versions of this utility software (e.g. versions 2x and 3x), will not be updated with this download.

VERSION HISTORY (FROM VERSION 4.0)

Version 4.41

    Correspond to K-5II and K-5IIs
    Added lens data: smc PENTAX-DA 50mmF1.8, smc PENTAX-DA 18-270mmF3.5-6.3ED SDM, HD PENTAX-DA560mmF5.6ED AW, HD PENTAX-D FA645 MACRO 90mmF2.8ED AW SR
    Corrected --- Easy Image Transfer may not function.

* Contents of [Version 4.11 to Version 4.35] will be also updated

Version 4.35

    Added new lens data.
    Updated software libraries to reduce tone jumping.
    Fixed an issue with the help window sometimes not displaying properly (Mac)

Version 4.34

    Administrative changes (e.g. company name, splash screen, version data, etc.).
    Fixed an issue when redeveloping a JPG image where the Reversal Film effect was not properly applied.
    Fixed an issue when rotating a thumbnail image, the rotation was not reflected. (Win)
    Fixed an issue when changing the image tone to "Camera Setting" it changed to "Natural" after saving the file parameters.
    Fixed an issue where the date was being printed on the bottom right "inside" of an image, even though bottom right "outside" was selected. (Win)

Version 4.33

    Added GPS data to the image data panel.
    Updated image processing engine with improved noise reduction handling for RAW image development. Also added a confirmation to the image preview pane to confirm the level of noise reduction.
    Improved stability for large image folders (>100 images).
    Fixed behavior whereby parameters are not remembered when an external HDD is disconnected that contains the parameter setting file.

Version 4.32

    Added new lens data.
    Fixed the Distortion Correction function so that the sliders for "Correction Balance" and "Compensation" are not reversed.
    Improved stability and performance for the Print Bracketing function.

Version 4.31

    Added support for the K-5 and K-r DSLR cameras.
    Added "Bleach Bypass" Custom Image mode.
    Added "Auto Correction" to the Lens Correction function.
    Added new lens data.
    Improved overall stability and general performance.

Version 4.21

    Added support for the PENTAX 645D.
    Added Reversal Film custom image mode.
    Added lens data for the PENTAX D FA 645 55mm F2.8 lens.
    Improved overall stability and general performance.

Version 4.11

    Added support for the PENTAX K-x DSLR camera.
    Added support for Blue Sky and Sunset picture modes to the image data display.
    Added support for the Cross Processing function to the image data display.
    Added lens data for the PENTAX DA L 55-300mm lens (K-x-only kit lens).
    When canceling the Bold condition of "Indicate Changes In Image Data During Frame Advance" in previous versions of the software, it would sometimes not cancel. Version 4.11 corrects this condition, so that it does cancel properly.
    Fixed the display of the white balance fine tuning value.
    Improved overall program stability.
    Improved stability of Gray Point setting. (Mac)
    Fixed the main display window to maintain the display of Image Data and Histogram. (Win)
    Fixed a crash condition that might occur when viewing an image previously rotated in Windows Photo Gallery. (Win)
    Fixed the display for images captured with AF Select, so that the software does not show [----]. (Win)
    Added the choice to overwrite the original file when using the Save As operation. Previously, the choice to overwrite/replace the original file was not an option. (Win)
    Fixed the Crop function to reflect image coordinates. (Win)

PREPARATION

    You must have version 4x of the PENTAX Digital Camera Utility software installed in order to download and install this update.
    System requirements:
    Windows: 7, Vista, XP (SP3 or later), Pentium D equivalent or later (Intel Core 2GHz recommended), 2GB RAM (3GB RAM recommended), 1GB HDD free space (8GB recommended).
    MacOS-X: version 10.4.11, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, G5 processor or later (support for dual core, Intel Core processor, Universal Binary), 2GB RAM (4GB recommended), 1GB HDD free space (8GB recommended).

INSTRUCTIONS

    Click the download link below appropriate to your operating system, and save the download file to your computer's hard drive. For example, saving the download file to your desktop will allow you find it easily once the download is complete.
    Close other applications, then double click the download file to begin updating your current version 4 Utility Software. Mac users may need to first unstuff the download file prior to installation.
    Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the update.
    When the update is complete, click FINISH to exit the installer.



Date: April, 2012
Copyright: Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, LTD.
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