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04-30-2021, 10:41 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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My new K-70 just arrived, some questions

My K-50 has got the aperture block problem so I ordered a K-70 kit from Adorama. When went to set the date I noticed the date that was in there was 2016 and the firmware version was 1.00. The serial number is 8085021. Is there any I can match this up with the build date? Other than that Iím enjoying the quietness of the whole package the Da 18-135 especially.

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Take a jpeg and load it here:
Check Camera Shutter Count and Manufacture Date
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take a picture and upload it to the forum exif "checker", it will tell you the shutter clicks and the build date of the camera.
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take a picture and upload it to the forum exif "checker", it will tell you the shutter clicks and the build date of the camera.
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You can also use exiftool with the -manufacturedate tag to get this information.

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A very useful tool.
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The 2016 date doesn't mean that is when the camera was built. Pentax isn't going to keep changing the firmware every year to change when the info starts.

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The 2016 date doesn't mean that is when the camera was built. Pentax isn't going to keep changing the firmware every year to change when the info starts.
Thatís what I was thinking too. Anyway I ran a jpeg through the link above mfg date was 3/18/2021 shutter count was 11 all pictures I took. I also updated the firmware. Thanks to all who contributed to this thread.

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You should update to firmware version V1.12: Latest PENTAX K-70 Firmware Update : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING
Read CAREFULLY the instructions before proceeding! And follow to the letter.
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Anyway I ran a jpeg through the link above mfg date was 3/18/2021 shutter count was 11 all pictures I took.
You can't get much newer than 6-weeks from manufacture. Enjoy your new camera.
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