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01-16-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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K-5 II and K-5 IIs Firmware 1.01 Available

Here are installation instructions and details about the new Pentax K-5 II and IIs firmware update:

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Thanks Adam! Apparently it fixes the HDR bug.
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Who tried already - tell us about results with new firmware, please!
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Installed it and tried some HDR shots...camera works fine. I had the HDR lockup incident once before. It's working fine so far.

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Are there any other improvements?
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Question, does anyone know why they have a special version of the firmware for the "s" type of camera?
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Yes. Two different downloads.

Edit: Oops, read "why" as "if".

I would guess that there could be some internal processing parameters tuned differently for the AA-less model (e.g. JPEG sharpening, color space differences due to different color response of the sensors, etc.). Also, the camera name string in the EXIF is different.
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I can also confirm that the HDR bug appears to be fixed on the K-5iis with the update. I haven't tried any of the other listed features yet.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Noam Quote
Yes. Two different downloads.

Edit: Oops, read "why" as "if".

I would guess that there could be some internal processing parameters tuned differently for the AA-less model (e.g. JPEG sharpening, color space differences due to different color response of the sensors, etc.). Also, the camera name string in the EXIF is different.
I guess so, still a weird decision IMO though. Unless the firmware is supercramped for space they could have easily included both settings in the firmware and have the camera automatically select the right one.
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There is a nice LCD Display Settings screen on the menu with Brightness and Contrast adjustments and 4 colour gradient bars on the bottom (white/red/green/blue).

I have just tested the GPS save feature to SDXC cards and can confirm that it now works fine as well!

I have noticed nothing else so far. Will be trying it with my Sigma 8-16mm tonight to see if it still does not recognize fl <10mm
Update: Unfortunately that part has not changed with the new firmware - <10mm focal lengths still show as --

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Firmware update posted to the Pentax US Website as well

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