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07-20-2013, 12:44 AM   #1
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K30 firmware update

I'm a new K30 owner. Everything's going well but I'm wondering about any need to update the firmware— I did find an old thread on the subject, but can't seem to find it again.
As I recall there seemed to be little consensus on whether to update or not; if anything I think views seemed to lean towards— leave it at 1.00, maybe update to 1.01 or 1.02, but forget about 1.03 or 1.04. Four firmware updates on a camera that's only been out for a year seems a lot?

Anyone got any further ideas/experience on this? I personally tend to lean towards the don't fix it if it's not broke notion.
Thanks for any help.

07-20-2013, 02:32 AM   #2
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Well do what you want, bit how can they improve things in the firmware if according to you it wasn't broke?
07-20-2013, 05:17 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by houseofstyles Quote
I'm a new K30 owner. Everything's going well but I'm wondering about any need to update the firmware ...
Depends if you might want the improvements or not. The stability issue corrections and AF contrast modifications appeared important to me. I updated mine.

From Pentax:

K-30 Firmware Version 1.04
Changes to V1.04

• Corrected – Unstable performance may rarely occur in firmware version 1.03.
*Contents of [Version 1.03] and earlier version will be also updated.
*If you have already updated to Version1.03, we are very sorry for this inconvenience. Please update to Version 1.04.

Changes to V1.03

* Corrected – When recording Movies, contrast AF does not work for some lenses in firmware version 1.02.

Changes to V1.02

* Optimized contrast AF when using [HD PENTAX-DA 560mmF5.6ED AW] lens
* Improved stability for general performance.
* *Contents of [Version 1.01] will be also updated.

Changes to V1.01

* Improved performance of contrast AF
* Improved stability for general performance.
07-20-2013, 06:39 AM   #4
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I got my K30 last year and it arrived with 1.01. I had no problems, but installed the latest firmware anyway. Then my 16-45 started acting strange... I would have to turn the camera off and on again to regain auto-focus. They finally released 1.04 and it has been perfect.



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