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04-12-2010, 12:31 AM   #1
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K7 silent firmware update: 1.03.00.22

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There is a new firmware 1.03.00.22 available on the Pentax Japan site:

Latest K-7 Firmware Update : Software Downloads : PENTAX

I downloaded and upgraded it without any problems.

ps. I have also posted this on the DPReview forum.

04-12-2010, 12:43 AM   #2
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K-7 firmware 1.03.00.22

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Pentax K7 silent firmware update: 1.03.00.22: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review suggested a new firmware 1.03.00.22. I add that I have not checked it yet. As last time, the new firmware is available first in Japan (Latest K-7 Firmware Update : Software Downloads : PENTAX) and it is not yet listed at Pentax USA. It will be interesting to see if this is a very minor or minor update.

Let us wait if more information is available on the Pentax North American website. The latest official update was in Feb. 2010 (according to my own record).
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Can you just download it at the Pentax Japan website or do you have to wait until the USA one is updated (I've never downloaded a firmware update so I don't know how it all works and stuff)!
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Can you just download it at the Pentax Japan website or do you have to wait until the USA one is updated (I've never downloaded a firmware update so I don't know how it all works and stuff)!
You can download it now (go to the bottome end of the page). The installation is similar to the previous firmware.

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How can i check what version of FW i have
Holding Menu + power on k7 show only 1.03
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Someone might check before and after updating to see if there is any change in the burst rate at hi and lo drive. I have a feeling that might have changed (faster now) but it's too late for me to check.
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looks like pentax released 2 "silent" fw upgrades at the same (close) time, one for the k7 and one for the kx.
coincidence ? maybe they both have similar updates to common algorithms?

i'm happy that pentax is continually updating their FW to improve their cameras, but i wish they would let us know what the improvements are.

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does anyone know yet what the new firmware corrects/updates/adds?
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Sounds like it a precursor to a 1.04 firmware update, they seem to do the silent fixes before an official release.
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Once my battery charges I'll install this. Anyone observing any changes?
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I installed it, but I havent really gone over anything to check. would be appreciative to anyone who does.
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I don't know what's changed, but on my pc only timestampe of the firmware in the archive has changes from 6:17 to 7:17. I won't update since I don't see any advantage (no info)
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indeed a new one

QuoteQuote:
MD5 hash

v1.01 original
c29eea509c95f3deda16f546b5702ed1

v1.01.00.09
c21cffdde129319d65a0c885067ea74d

v1.01.00.13
27559fda441f15dec24f4976265596de

v1.02 (1.02.014)
4d287f4588cae9bbd14df144407e143d

v1.02.016
0e397e6c1b444b779e6a2c76396eaa86

v1.03.00.19
432699d63256227745a692b3646f5a5a

v1.03.00.22
7c2de238174220f61fe22021d840c2d7
wish they'd give us a change log heh
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Some user from another forum reported that their video recording last longer from slower cards. Before this, they record less than 1 min. Now around 9min +
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