Pentax K-30 Firmware v1.01 Released

Stability and CDAF improvements

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Oct 30, 2012
Pentax K-30 Firmware v1.01 Released

Alongside last week's Pentax Q firmware update, Pentax also released a small update for the K-30.  K-30 firmware version 1.01, officially launched on October 25th, includes stability improvements (bug fixes) as well as improvements to its contrast-detect (live view) autofocus.

It seems that Pentax is deploying its new contrast detect autofocus algorithms on all cameras newer than the K-5, which is great to see.  A similar update was released for the Pentax K-01 on October 11th.

Click here to download the firmware, and read on for installation instructions.

Pentax K-30 firmware upgrade instructions:

  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 (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
  6. Select the "firmware" option
  7. Select "Yes"at the firmware upgrade prompt
  8. Once the screen displays "Complete", turn off your camera
  9. Power your camera back on and resume normal use
  10. 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.

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