Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-27-2013, 09:51 PM - 2 Likes   #1
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tokyo
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,185
Pentax Q Firmware 1.11

Pentax has just released a new version of the firmware for the Q. It supposedly improves AF performance.

Latest PENTAX Q Firmware Update : Software Downloads | PENTAX RICOH IMAGING

03-27-2013, 09:53 PM   #2
Veteran Member
crewl1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,795
Important!
QuoteQuote:
Note: When update is executed, the camera setting will be returned to default setting. We recommend you to make a memorandum the setting of your camera before updating.
03-27-2013, 10:06 PM   #3
Pentaxian
VisualDarkness's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,439
Wow, are you kidding? Are there still firmware support for the old model? In short, I'm surprised and this makes me a happy Qser!
03-27-2013, 10:15 PM   #4
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,958
QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
Are there still firmware support for the old model?
Well, that's probably because the two are so similar The Q10 just has a different body and modified NR processing / firmware.


Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

03-27-2013, 10:21 PM   #5
Pentaxian
VisualDarkness's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,439
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Well, that's probably because the two are so similar The Q10 just has a different body and modified NR processing / firmware.
Still, it often seems like companies don't care about older models, to force you to upgrade to get any support. From the sound of it, as I'm a pretty new photographer, that seemed to be the Pentax philosophy under Hoya. But anyway, at least it's nice to see that they keep on supporting the old Q, despite killing almost every potential reasons to upgrade to the newer model. That actually makes me more willing to buy their future cameras.
03-28-2013, 12:11 AM   #6
Senior Member
jkomp316's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 227
QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
Still, it often seems like companies don't care about older models
Why buy the new one if everyone bashes the older model?

The update made big improvements to low light focusing. I've been walking around my dark living room with the AF assist light off
03-28-2013, 12:35 AM   #7
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tumbleweed, Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,000
Wonderful news!!! First focus peaking and now improved AF, all in the original version with the metal body. I am liking how this is going..... Going on a business trip next week and I am planing on taking the Q.

03-28-2013, 04:11 AM   #8
Loyal Site Supporter
LeRolls's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: PSL, FL
Posts: 3,438
Awesome news! Downloading now.

03-28-2013, 04:31 AM - 2 Likes   #9
Veteran Member
Zorglub's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Denmark
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 486
A quick video of the AF speed in 1.11

03-28-2013, 06:10 AM   #10
Junior Member
Sdyor's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 39
QuoteOriginally posted by Zorglub Quote
Big difference!
03-28-2013, 06:55 AM   #11
Forum Member
slocant's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Posts: 56
Ricoh policy

QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Well, that's probably because the two are so similar The Q10 just has a different body and modified NR processing / firmware.
By reding the Ricoh forum on DPReview, I was under the impression that Ricoh (before buying Pentax) frequently improved and updated the firmware of their cameras, even if they'd been discontinued and were no longer available to buy new.

Maybe Ricoh camera owners can confirm with first-hand experience.

I think that firmware improvement policy is now being applied to Pentax branded products. And I think it is a great confidence and loyalty building policy.

Cheers,
03-28-2013, 09:09 AM   #12
Veteran Member
digital029art's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 440
The Q really is 'the lil cam that could' !
03-28-2013, 09:31 AM   #13
Pentaxian
MegaPower's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Hong Kong / Irvine, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 561
AF is super fast, amazing.
It is now almost as fast as the best AF in M43 system.
03-28-2013, 09:35 AM   #14
Forum Member
Multi-coated's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2013
Photos: Albums
Posts: 95
Yes! Very nice. I tried the similar scenario in video and also walked around fairly dark living room and find the AF improved.

Good going Pentax!
03-28-2013, 09:42 AM   #15
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago suburb, IL, USA
Posts: 1,535
Nice!

The 06 tele zoom AF is actually usable indoors now!

I hope there are some additional useful hidden updates that we can discover.

Scott
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, firmware, mirrorless, pentax, pentax q, pentax q firmware, pentax q10, pentax q7, q10, q7
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax K7 Firmware Updating to Version 1.11 Vadym Visitors' Center 2 02-07-2012 07:46 PM
K-r new firmware ver 1.11 murviper Pentax K-r 65 01-20-2012 09:49 PM
K-5 Firmware 1.11 on its way? kdre Pentax K-5 107 07-27-2011 10:53 PM
Problem Found with 1.11 Firmware on SilkyPix Infilllight Pentax Medium Format 2 07-25-2011 09:03 AM
Pentax K7 1.11 Firmware suggestions LaurenOE Pentax DSLR Discussion 26 06-21-2011 07:08 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:07 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top