Pentax Q Firmware Update v1.01 Released

Stability fixes and lens improvements for your Q

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Nov 2, 2011
Pentax Q Firmware Update v1.01 Released

Pentax Japan has just release firmware version 1.01 for the Pentax Q, as well as two separate firmware updates for the 01 and 02 standard lenses.

This is a minor update which resolves several stability (freezing) issues in the camera and its lenses alike, and improves the overall resolution when using the"Fine" shaprness setting.

Download the new firmware here

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

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  1. Download the file linked above
  2. Extract the contents of the zip archive to your hard drive (using your operating system or a free utility such as 7-zip)
  3. Format your camera's SD card in-camera (optional, but recommended)
  4. Make sure your camera is adequately charged
  5. Connect the card to your computer
  6. Copy the FWDC601P.BIN file to the root of the SD card
  7. Download and copy the 01 lens firmware and/or 02 lens firmware to your SD card
  8. Insert the card into your camera
  9. Turn your camera on
  10. Press the MENU buton
  11. Go to the set-up 3 menu screen
  12. Select "Fimware Version Info"
  13. Select the option to upgrade firmware (if not present, check that you completed step 6 correctly)
  14. The camera will update its firmware and automatically power off after 5 seconds of completing the update.  Do not touch the power button. 
  15. Once the camera powers itself off, resume normal use.  You may delete the .BIN file if you want.

For more help with the Pentax Q, we encourage you to visit our Pentax Q forum.

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