New K-r, K-01, K-30, K-5, and K-5 II/IIs Firmware

Stability improvements and support for the 560mm lens

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Jan 30, 2013
New K-r, K-01, K-30,  K-5, and K-5 II/IIs Firmware

Pentax just announced new firmware updates for 6 of its most recent digital cameras, including the K-30, K-01, K-5, K-5 II/IIs, and K-r.  These firmware updates all include the latest statbility fixes as well as improved autofocus support for the HD Pentax 560mm F5.6 lens in live view.

Below are the new firmware versions corresponding to each camera:

Camera Model
Latest Firmware
K-30 1.02
K-01 1.02
K-5 1.14
K-5 II 1.02
K-5 IIs 1.02
K-r 1.13

All the latest firmware files can be downloaded directly from Pentax Japan's support web site.  Read on for easy-to-follow installation instructions!

K-r, K-5, K-5 II and K-5 IIs Firmware Upgrade Instructions

  1. Download the firmware ZIP file corresponding to your camera
  2. Extract the file to a folder of your choosing
  3. Locate the extracted .BIN file and copy it to the root (top level) 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 version 1.13 (K-r), 1.14 (K-5) or 1.02 (K-5 II/IIs).  You should then power off your camera and resume normal use.

K-01 and K-30 Firmware Upgrade Instructions

  1. Download the firmware ZIP file corresponding to your camera
  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) 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 version 1.02. You can now resume normal camera use.

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