Pentax K-1 II and K-1 Firmware v2.00 Released
New JPEG custom image preset and Grad ND filter feature added
By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Oct 19, 2022
This series of updates a new custom image preset called "Kyushu". This preset delivers slightly muted colors designed for pleasing images of autumn landscapes.
In addition, a new premium feature called "Grad ND" has been added. This currently costs 11,000 yen and is only available in Japan. The feature is a type of multi-exposure that simulates a graduated neutral density filter; read more about it on the forum.
Interestingly, both the K-1 and K-1 II now share the same designation for the latest firmware, however different update files are needed for each camera:
- The new K-1 firmware V2.00 can be found on the official Pentax firmware website here
- The new K-1 II firmware V2.00 can be found on the official Pentax firmware website here
Official Pentax K-1 and K-1 II v2.00 firmware notes:
To discuss this update, please visit this forum thread.
Pentax firmware update instructions:
- Download the firmware ZIP file from the appropriate link above
- Extract the file to a folder of your choosing
- Locate the extracted .BIN file and copy it to the root (top level i.e. outside of any folder) of a formatted SD card
- Insert the card into your camera (slot 1) and ensure the battery is fully charged
- Turn the camera power on while pressing the MENU button
- Select "Start" at the firmware prompt
- Once the screen displays "Complete", turn off the camera
- Power the camera back on and resume normal use
- 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.
Note that all updates are cumulative, so the latest firmware version includes the contents of all previous versions. You only need to install the latest version. Need help? See our firmware update guide.
Firmware Update Tutorial Video
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