Pentax K-3 III Firmware Update v1.01 Released

Minor stability fixes for early shipments

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on May 10, 2021
Pentax K-3 III Firmware Update v1.01 Released

Ricoh Imaging has released its first update for the Pentax K-3 III to address some minor stability issues present in the original v1.0 firmware.

Download the K-3 III firmware from the official Pentax firmware site.

Official Pentax K-3 III v1.01 firmware notes:


  • Improved stability of performance when battery power is low condition.
  • Corrected – In rare cases, images are not recorded correctly when shooting continuously in RAW format.
  • Improved stability for general performance.

To discuss this update, please visit our Pentax K-3 III forum.

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Pentax K-3 III firmware update instructions:

  1. Download the firmware ZIP file from this page
  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.

Note that all updates are cumulative, so the latest firmware version includes the contents of all previous versions.  Need help?  See our firmware update guide.

Firmware Update Tutorial Video

Stay tuned for our in-depth review of the Pentax K-3 III, or learn more in the official announcement!

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