PENTAX K-50 – Firmware update v1.10

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. wishes to announce the release of Firmware Update Software Version 1.10 for PENTAX K-50. Firmware in this document is the software that runs inside digital cameras.

Changes to V1.10
  • Corresponded to [KAF4 lens mount] that is equipped with an electromagnetic diaphragm control system.
    Enable new lens HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mmF4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE to shoot stable by updating firmware.
  • Improved stability for general performance.

*Contents of [Version 1.02] will be also updated.

PENTAX K-50 (v1.10)

・Direct download link for Software Updater (Windows/Machintosh) -> v1.10

Caution
  • Only PENTAX K-50 users are permitted to download the firmware update.
PENTAX Firmware Update Software for K-50
Name PENTAX Firmware Update Software for PENTAX K-50
Registered name K50_v110.zip(zip type 10,797 Kbytes)
Applied product PENTAX K50
To check the version number, press the menu button and select [Firmware Info/Options] in the [Set-up 4] menu then press the four-way controller right.
Updated firmware file For Mac and windows : zip type
Release date 2016/11/24
Copy right RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
How to check version
  1. Turn ON the camera.
  2. Press MENU button to display MENU screen.
  3. Press the four-way controller right to display [Set-up 4] menu screen.
  4. Select [Firmware Info/Options] in the [Set-up 4] menu then press the four-way controller right.

The firmware version for camera is displayed on the [Firmware Info/Options] screen.

Preparation of update
  • Blank, formatted SD/SDHC card (32MB or more)
  • USB cable I-USB7
    If you are copying the firmware update file to the SD card by connecting the camera directly to your computer.
  • SD card reader or a computer with a SD card slot.
    If you are copying the firmware update file to the SD card using a memory card reader / writer.
  • Fully charged battery (D-LI90)

*Be sure to use fully charged battery (D-LI109)
If the camera turns off during updating due to lack of battery power, the camera will become inoperable. If this happens, a charge will be made for repairs even if within the warranty period.

Download the updated firmware file
  • For Windows/Macintosh : k50_v110.zip 10,797 Kbytes, zip type
Updating Procedure
  1. Provide a formatted SD memory card for the update software.
    The download file is self-extracting. The following file is extracted.

    • Fwdc222b.bin: This is the updated firmware
      Copy the above Firmware file [fwdc222b.bin] to the root directory in the SD card.
      If your computer does not have a card slot, you can copy the firmware update file by inserting the SD card into your camera and then connecting the camera directly to your computer.
  2. Insert the the D-LI109 battery into the camera and confirm the battery is full by battery level indicator then turn the camera off.
  3. Insert the update SD card (prepared in step 1) into the camera and close card cover.
  4. Turn the camera power on.
  5. Press MENU button to display MENU screen.
  6. Press the four-way controller right to display [Set-up 4] menu screen.
  7. Select [Firmware Info /Options] in the [Set-up 4] menu then press the four-way controller right.
    The firmware version for the camera and lens are displayed on the [Firmware Info/Options] screen.
  8. Press the four-way controller right to display update screen.
    Press the four-way controller up to select [Start] and press OK button.
    *If firmware file is not saved to SD card correctly, this screen will not be displayed.
  9. Card access lamp will be blinked and display will be changed from [NOW LODING] to [COMPLETE].
    *Do not turn OFF the camera while updating.
  10. Automatically turn OFF the camera. (Approx. 5 second)
  11. Remove the SD card from camera.
    *Confirm the version of firmware with above [How to check version].

[Caution]
When updating is finished, the update SD card still contains the Firmware file.
If you want to use this card to take pictures, format the card by the camera to delete firmware file first.

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