Pentax K-01 Firmware v1.01 Released

Stability and autofocus improvements

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Oct 11, 2012

Pentax has just released a firmware update for the Pentax K-01 which includes the following changes:

  • Improved the auto focus performance
  • Improved stability of recording for some SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Improved stability for general performance

It is very welcome to finally see see a stability update for something other than a high-end body, let alone an update that improves autofocus.

Download the Firmware Here

In order to upgrade your firmware, follow these simple steps:

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  1. Download the firmware ZIP file using the link above
  2. Unzip the zip file to a folder of your choosing
  3. Locate the extracted .BIN file and copy it to the root 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.x, where x is the latest version number for your camera, as listed above.  You can now resume normal camera use.

The Pentax K-01 is a mirrorless camera from Pentax which supports their full K-mount DSLR lens lineup.  It currently retails for $630; see also our in-depth Pentax K-01 review.

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