New Firmware Adds Support for Pentax Teleconverter

Pentax K-3, K-50, K-500, K-30, K-01, K-5 II/IIs, K-5, K-r, & K-7 Updates

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Mar 6, 2014
New Firmware Adds Support  for Pentax Teleconverter

Pentax has just released a host of new firmware updates in order to add support for the Pentax 1.4x Teleconverter in 10 of its most recent cameras.  All K-mount bodies launched in 2010 or later will fully support the teleconverter, in addition to the Pentax K-7 from 2009.  Older DSLRs will still be compatible with the new teleconverter, though they will not support some of the enhanced features that the Pentax teleconverter offers over third-party offerings.

Apart from the teleconverter support, these firmware updates do not add any other new features, though the usual "stability improvements" are of course included.  Therefore, we always recommend updating to the latest version for the best overall performance.  Please note that Pentax firmware updates are cumulative and include the contents of all prior updates, so you only need to update your firmware once even if you've never updated before.

Below is a complete list of cameras with new firmware versions, as well as links to the official firmware download for each camera.

Camera
Firmware Version
Download
K-3 1.03 K-3 firmware
K-500 1.02 K-500 firmware
K-50 1.02 K-50 firmware
K-5 II 1.07 K-5 II firmware
K-5 IIs 1.07 K-5 IIs firmware
K-5 1.16 K-5 firmware
K-30 1.06 K-30 firmware
K-01 1.05 K-01 firmware
K-r 1.15 K-r firmware
K-7 1.13 K-7 firmware

Read on for easy-to-follow firmware installation instructions and a tutorial video.

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Firmware Update Tutorial Video

See our in-depth reviews for more information about each camera.

Pentax K-3 Firmware Upgrade Instructions

  1. Download the firmware ZIP file corresponding to your camera using the links above (opt for the Mac version even if you're on Windows)
  2. Extract the file to a folder of your choosing
  3. Locate the extracted .BIN file and copy it to the root (top level i.e. outside of any folder) of a formatted SD card
  4. Insert the card into your camera and ensure it is fully charged
  5. Turn the camera power on while pressing the MENU button
  6. Select "Yes"at the firmware prompt
  7. Once the screen displays "Complete", turn off your camera
  8. Power your camera back on and resume normal use
  9. In order to verify that the firmware update was successful, go to the firmware option under the setup (wrench icon) menu tab, and confirm that the indicated firmware version matches that of the update.

K-r, K-5, K-5 II/s and K-7 Firmware Upgrade Instructions

  1. Download the firmware ZIP file corresponding to your camera using the links above (opt for the Mac version even if you're on Windows)
  2. Extract the file to a folder of your choosing
  3. Locate the extracted .BIN file and copy it to the root (top level i.e. outside of any folder) of a formatted SD card
  4. Insert the card into your camera and ensure it is fully charged
  5. Turn the camera power on while pressing the MENU button
  6. Select "Yes"at the firmware prompt
  7. Once the screen displays "Complete", turn off your camera
  8. Power your camera back on and resume normal use
  9. In order to verify that the firmware update was successful, hold the menu button while powering your camera on.  The screen should indicate the latest version.  You should then power off your camera and resume normal use.

K-50, K-500, K-30, and K-01 Firmware Upgrade Instructions

  1. Download the firmware ZIP file corresponding to your camera using the links above (opt for the Mac version even if you're on Windows)
  2. Unzip the zip file to a folder of your choosing
  3. Locate the extracted .BIN file and copy it to the root (top level i.e. outside of any folder) of a formatted SD card
  4. Insert the card into your camera and ensure it is fully charged
  5. Turn the camera on and go to the setup tab in the menu; select the "firmware" option
  6. Select "Yes" at the firmware upgrade prompt
  7. Once the screen displays "Complete", turn off your camera
  8. Power your camera back on and resume normal use
  9. In order to verify that the firmware update was successful, go back to the firmware option in the setup menu. The screen should indicate the latest version. You can now resume normal camera use.

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