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08-09-2016, 08:49 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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K70 firmware update 1.1.0,DCU update 5.6.1

Latest PENTAX K-70 Firmware Update : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING
Changes to V1.10

Enabled ISO sensitivity to change during multiple exposures.
Optimized performance when attaching new lens HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mmF4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE.
Improved stability for general performance.

Digital Camera Utility 5 Update for Windows : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING

Changes to V5.6.1

[10. August 2016] Digital Camera Utility 5 (Version 5.6.1) Windows Updater

[Main changes from Version 5.5.1]
Corresponded to PENTAX K-70
Added new lens name for [HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE].
[Corrections from previous Versions]
Corrected - .When convert the RAW(PEF) format file of Pixel Shift Resolution system to DNG format, shut down incorrectly. (Convert only one standard image)
Corrected - .Performance become slow or not performed at some environment of usage.
Improved stability for general performance.

08-10-2016, 02:32 AM   #2
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I just upgraded from DCU 5.5.1 to 5.6.1 on Windows 7 Pro (32bit) and Windows 10 Pro x64.

Installed smoothly using S-SW162 as the volume label on a thumb drive. Starts and runs in browser mode with no problems. However after switching to laboratory mode the raw image does not display (image window remains blank with background color). The values change in the histogram when I move the sampling tool so DCU has something there, it just doesn't display. These were PEFs from my K10D, which display fine in 5.5.1. I downgraded to 5.5.1 on Windows 7. I have some DNGs from a K-1 that I'll try on Windows 10 and DCU 5.6.1. It may not like the older PEFs.

Edit: Switching over to Win10 I find DNG files from a K-1 display correctly in the laboratory mode. If any one can test a contemporary PEF from either a K-1 or K-70 the results would be most informative. It would be a kick in the pants if DCU doesn't support PEF properly. I can live with 5.6.1 not supporting older versions, just use 5.5.1 or early as long as it runs under whatever version of Windows you may be on.

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08-10-2016, 03:53 AM   #3
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A bit off topic, but I don't have a cd reader on my pc, is there a way to install the software without it?
08-10-2016, 04:18 AM   #4
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https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/291634-dcu-5-3-1-up...z-updates.html

Not at all, just read down the above thread for instructions about using an sd card.

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DCU got updated again today: to 5.6.2
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