Pentax KF, K-3 III and K-3 III Monochrome Firmware Updates

New Gold Custom image for color cameras; More custom buttons for both K3IIIs

By cjfeola in Firmware Updates on Sep 25, 2023
Pentax KF, K-3 III and K-3 III Monochrome Firmware Updates

Pentax has released three new firmware updates: version 2.10 for the K-3 III, version 2.10 for the K-3 III Monochrome, and version 1.30 for the KF.

Version 2.10 for the K-3 III adds the Gold custom image setting, plus the ability to assign a function to the Fx button when it is pressed.

According to Pentax, the Gold custom image setting creates “gold-tinted images by applying yellow-toned finishes to brighter areas while expressing darker, shadow areas with bluish tones. Yellow tones become more intense in highlighted areas.”

The update also changes how the Fx button works, allowing one of 10 functions to be activated when the button is pressed. The options are:

  • User AF (While Pressed)
  • AE Lock (While Pressed)
  • Preset Sv (While Pressed)
  • Preset Tv (While Pressed)
  • Preset Av (While Pressed)
  • AE Metering (While Pressed)
  • Flash Mode (While Pressed)
  • HDR Capture (While Pressed)
  • AA Filter Simulator (While Pressed)
  • One touch RAW+
  • Crop
  • Shake Reduction
  • Key Lock
  • Shooting Info Display (While Pressed)

The K-3 III update, which also brings improved stability, can be downloaded here.

Pentax also released the similar firmware version 2.10 for the Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome. The big difference, obviously, is that there is no Gold custom image mode. It adds the same Fx button enhancements as the original K-3 III, so the same 10 functions can be assigned, and also improves stability. Download it here

The Pentax KF, meanwhile, gets a firmware update to version 1.30. The main feature here is the addition of the same Gold custom image setting as the K-3 III. The update, which also improves stability and updates fonts, can be downloaded here.

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