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01-03-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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Pentax K-r firmware update 1.01

Firmware update for Pentax K-r is now avaiable: https://network.pentax.eu/index.php?PHPSESSID=9c2ee11249165c2cc8c5deca73f20a...=lo1&locale=en

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01-03-2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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hi... thanks... but the link provided goes to a log in page.... in german.....
we're all hopeful that this update will address some very critical issues..
please help.... regards and thanks, dave m
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You can change the language to English and would need to register (works instantly though).
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You can change the language to English and would need to register (works instantly though).
thanks.... just registered... but not leading me to the k-r 1.01 firmware update page... sorry... guess i need to be led by the hand to the promised land....
dave m.....
cutting and pasting the actual k-r update would really be of great help...
..p.s. i've checked the u.s. site... no firmware for the k-r is listed..... i'd actually asked them earlier
today by chat.... and they told me that they would only know of an update when it became available....
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hi... thanks... but the link provided goes to a log in page.... in german.....
we're all hopeful that this update will address some very critical issues..
please help.... regards and thanks, dave m
Yes, you can change to english.
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anybody know what this "fixes" or changes?
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thanks.... just registered... but not leading me to the k-r 1.01 firmware update page... sorry... guess i need to be led by the hand to the promised land....
dave m.....
cutting and pasting the actual k-r update would really be of great help...
No problem, login, then on the left site goe to "explorer", then klick on "digital SLR" and then on "K-r". Now scroll down and you will found the update file.

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anybody know what this "fixes" or changes?
Actually, as I have no idea I would not dare try it :-)
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No problem, login, then on the left site goe to "explorer", then klick on "digital SLR" and then on "K-r". Now scroll down and you will found the update file.
thanks.... had to use explorer instead of firefox... however... it's denying me access even though i've registered..... odd..... if you can open it on your computer, then cut and paste it into a response here... we'll all be able to see it... thanks for your help!! dave m
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"FWDC208B.BIN" the name of the new update.
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Anyone game enough to try it?
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PENTAX K-r Firmware Updating to Version 1.01
===========================================================================

* Firmware is the software that runs inside digital cameras.

Updatable models
K-r digital SLR cameras running Firmware Ver. 1.00.

How to check version
Turn the power on while pressing the MENU button.
The Firmware version is displayed for about 5 seconds at the center
of the LCD monitor.
Perform the above operation without inserting the SD/SDHC card
containing Firmware in the camera.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * [Caution] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Be sure to use fully charged battery (D-LI109)
If the camera turns off during updating due to lack of battery power, the
camera will become inoperable. If this happens, a charge will be made for
repairs even if within the warranty period.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Updating Procedure

1. Provide a formated SD/SDHC memory card for the update software (with at
least 32MB of available memory space).
The downloaded file is self-extracting.
The following files are extracted.

readme.txt : this document
fwdc208b.bin : Firmware

Copy the above Firmware file [fwdc208b.bin] to the root directory in
the SD/SDHC card.
If your computer does not have a card slot, you can copy the firmware
update file by inserting the SD/SDHC card into your camera and then
connecting the camera directly to your computer.

2. Insert the D-LI109 battery into the camera and confirm the battery is full
by battery level indicator then turn the camera off.

3. Insert the update SD/SDHC card (prepared in step 1) into the camera
and close card cover.

4. Turn the camera power on while pressing the MENU button.

5. "NOW LOADING" appears in the LCD monitor, and will change to the
"PROGRAM UPDATE". At the bottom of the LCD monitor,

CURRENT VERSION 1.00
UPDATE VERSION 1.01

will be displayed.

6. Press the four-way controller to select "YES" and press the "OK" button.

7. "UPDATING" appears on the LCD monitor and updating starts.
Please do not under any circumstances switch off the power before the
update is completed.
It will take approximately 90~150 seconds to complete update.

8. When update is completed, the "COMPLETE" will be displayed at the left
bottom of the LCD monitor, then turn the camera off.

9. Remove the update SD/SDHC card from the camera.

10. To check the Firmware version in your camera, turn the camera on while
pressing the MENU button.
Check that the version displayed in the LCD monitor is "Ver.1.01"
The camera automatically starts up after about 5 seconds.

(Caution)
When updating is finished, the update SD/SDHC card still contains the
Firmware file.
If you want to use this card to take pictures, delete the Firmware file
first.


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I took the plunge and updated the firmware even though I don't know what benefits it's supposed to bring. My focus in AWB is spot on, but I'm pretty sure it was before on my unit as well.

Previously I had a severe battery indicator inaccuracy issue. So far that seems to be rectified but I think it's too soon to tell. Hopefully I'll be able to get a better feel for whether it's placebo effect with more use tomorrow.
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