Pentax Q Firmware Version 1.10 Released

Focus peaking and stability/compatibility improvements

By PF Staff in Firmware Updates on Oct 26, 2012

On October 25th, Pentax released firmware version 1.10 for the recently-discontinued Pentax Q.

This update makes the camera compatible with the latest 06 Telephoto Zoom and K to Q mount adapter and includes various stability improvements.  According to user reports, this firmware update also adds focus peaking to the focusing menu.  If this is true, then this firmware represents a bold move by Pentax Ricoh to make loyal Pentax users happy!

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

Pentax Q firmware update instructions:

  • Download the firmware ZIP file linked above
  • Extract the contents of the ZIP and locate the FWDC601P.BIN file
  • Copy the file to the root (top level) of your SD card and insert the card into your camera
  • Ensure that your camera is fully charged, then power it on
  • Press the menu button to access the menu screen
  • Using the 4-way controller, go to the set up (3) menu screen
  • Select the firmware version info option
  • Press the right button on the 4-way controller and select "start" to begin the upgrade
  • Wait until the display indicates "COMPLETE".  The camera will then power itself off after 5 seconds
  • Resume normal use.  You can also go back to the firmware menu to verify that the version number has changed.

Important: do not turn your camea off while the upgrade is in progress, and do not dismount the lens.

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