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03-08-2008, 09:06 AM   #1
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New firmware update

I have had my K10D for a year and was wondering if it is time to update the firmware? Somewhere on the Pentax site there is new firmware that can be downloaded for the K10D. Has anyone downloaded this and has there been any problem doing so? Is it a good idea to do so and what advantages are there to the new firmware?

Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.

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03-08-2008, 09:20 AM   #2
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03-08-2008, 09:22 AM   #3
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what firmware are your running now? (press menu button then turn on the camera while pressing menu button, should show firmware version)

i've updated as they came out, the most significant one was 1.10 and 1.11 as it added a lot more functionality and fixed some bugs. the ones after were minor ones such as support for SDM lenses......

If your still on the release firmware then yes, update. i think it's safe to say 98% of us k10 owners in here have updated the k10's

here's the version matrix as seen in the pentax website

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Version 1.30

* Added compatibility with the supersonic motor drive of Pentax SDM lenses.

Version 1.20

* Added the required programming for compatability with the Pentax Remote Assistant 3 software.

Version 1.11

* Improved multiple exposure function when shooting in RAW.
* Corrected an issue with luminescence control and trailing shutter curtain sync when using the built-in flash.

Version 1.10 (CLICK HERE for a PDF containing more details on v1.10 changes):

* Using the camera's built-in flash, you can now wirelessly control external Pentax flashes. Previously, you needed an accessory flash mounted in your camera's hot shoe, but now the built-in flash can act as a control flash.
* In autofocus select mode, you can program the AF button to instantly return to the center autofocus point.
* In Tv or Av mode, you can now program the second e-dial to adjust your ISO setting.
* In any exposure mode except Sv and TAv, you can change your ISO setting with the front e-dial while pressing the OK button. The camera will display your ISO in the viewfinder and on the top LCD panel as you adjust your setting.
* In TAv mode, you can program the green button to return to the camera's program line. Previously this functionality was only available in M mode.
* You now have additional options for programming your e-dials in P mode.
* Pressing the green button while adjusting flash exposure compensation will now return you to the default value.
* Corrected an issue in some rare cases where a long exposure might produce a vertical stripe.
* Corrected an issue where the battery charge indicator would sometimes show empty in bulb exposure mode.
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I notice the v1.3 upgrade mentions support for Pentax SDM lenses - but will it also support the new lenses from Sigma for Pentax e.g. 70-200 and 50-150? here's hoping

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Upgrading firmware beyond 1.10 will lead to loss of Service Menu.

This Service Menu is supposed to be useful for fine tuning of Auto-Focus for certain lens.
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Are the updates cumulative

If I have never updated the K10D firmware, do I have to update each release in order, or does 1.3 contain all previous updates?
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This thread keeps freeking me out. I keep thinking it is a notice of Firmware upgrade for K10 or K20 But alas it is niether.
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No need - just update to the newest version 1.30. It contains all the enhancements of the previous updates.

03-12-2008, 04:09 AM   #9
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Quick and Easy

I simply followed the PentaxUSA web site instructions and updated the 1.3 firmware to my K10D. No problems. Thank you.
03-12-2008, 05:18 AM   #10
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yep - I had absolutely no problems when I upgraded either.
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is there a way to go back to firm ware 1.10? just askin...
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Hi Silus001

Re your question:

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Is there a way to go back to firm ware 1.10?
Well there may be, but it probably involves time travelling through 'Black Holes' into 'Parallel Universes'...spoooky or what....lol !

Best regards
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QuoteOriginally posted by Silus001 Quote
is there a way to go back to firm ware 1.10? just askin...
Yes, and its been mentioned many times here. You need a hacked version of 1.10 to downgrade. Afterwards you can flash the official 1.10 if you want.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Confused Quote
Hi Silus001

Re your question:



Well there may be, but it probably involves time travelling through 'Black Holes' into 'Parallel Universes'...spoooky or what....lol !

Best regards
Richard
lol ive done that before...

QuoteOriginally posted by Geekybiker Quote
Yes, and its been mentioned many times here. You need a hacked version of 1.10 to downgrade. Afterwards you can flash the official 1.10 if you want.
mhmm time to look for z hacked 1.10 thank you for the replies peoples
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