New firmware update v1.20 for PENTAX K-S1

Changes to v1.20
  • Corresponded to [KAF4 lens mount] that is equipped with an electromagnetic diaphragm control system.
    Enable new lens HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE to shoot stable by updating firmware.
  • Improved stability for general performance.

PENTAX K-S1 (v1.20)

・Direct download link for Software Updater (Windows/Machintosh) -> v1.20

Caution:
  • Only PENTAX K-S1 users are permitted to download the firmware update.
PENTAX Firmware Update Software for K-S1
Name PENTAX Firmware Update Software for PENTAX K-S1
Registered name ks1_v120.zip (zip type 7,333 Kbytes)
Applied product PENTAX K-S1
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 2016/08/04
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 3.0 (micro B)
      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-LI109)

*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 : ks1_v120.zip 7,333Kbytes, 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.
      •Fwdc226b.bin: This is the updated firmware.
      Copy the above Firmware file [fwdc226b.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 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 while pressing the MENU button.
    5. “Updates the camera firmware” appears in the LCD monitor.
      Ver: 1.00/1.10→1.20 will be displayed.
    6. Press the four-way controller to select “Start” and press the “OK” button.
    7. “NOW LOADING” appears on the LCD monitor and updating starts.
      Please do not under any circumstances switch off the power before the update is completed.
    8. When update is completed, the “COMPLETE” will be displayed at the left bottom of the LCD monitor, then turn the camera off.
    9. Remove the update SD card from the 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.

  1. This software may only be used by users who own the PENTAX K-S1
  2. This software is covered by a software license agreement. Please read the software license agreement before downloading the software.
  3. You will have agreed with this software license agreement when the download starts.

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New Updates…

Firmware Update v1.22 for PENTAX 645Z

 

Changes to v1.22

・ Correspond to New lens HD PENTAX-D FA 645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF]
・ Improved stability for general performance.
*Contents of [Version 1.21] and earlier version will be also updated.

PENTAX 645Z (v1.22)

・Direct download link for the Firmware Update Software (Windows/Macintosh) -> PENTAX 645Z v1.22

Firmware Update v1.32 for PENTAX 645D

 

Changes to v1.32

・ Correspond to New lens HD PENTAX-D FA 645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF]
・ Improved stability for general performance.
*Contents of [Version 1.31] and earlier version will be also updated.

PENTAX 645D (v1.32)

・Direct download link for the Firmware Update Software (Windows/Macintosh) -> PENTAX 645D v1.32

Digital Camera Utility 5 Update v5.4.2 (K-3II / K-S2 / K-S1 / K-3 / 645Z / Q-S1 / GRII)

 


Changes to Digital Camera Utility 5 version 5.4.2 (Main changes from version 5.4.1)

・ Added Diffraction Correction on Lens Correction.
*. For captured image file that is corresponding camera and lens.
・ Added Fringe Correction on Lens Correction.
*. For captured image file that is corresponding camera and lens.
・Added ON/OFF setting for RAW development of RRS (Real Resolution System).
・Added [Recent files] list menu on Laboratory mode.
・Added new lens name [HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF].
・Added Tone curve inversion reset button. (Easy use for Negative-positive reversal, film duplicator and etc.)
・Optimize to tone curve of Adobe RGB.
・Corrected – Miss displayed of highlight correction for before K-5II camera
・Corrected – Can’t memory input history of address bar on Browser mode.
・Corrected – When develop RAW image that has been trimmed, Image quality tag is remained RAW.
・Corrected – Displayed un-printing range on margin setting in print..
・Corrected – When image transmit in a maximized state from IMAGE Transmitter 2, maximization is released.
・Corrected – When select “Option” ⇒ “File management” ⇒ “default location” ⇒ “folder at the last saved”, fail in simple image import .
・Corrected – RAW image develop failure when capture image with changing aspect ratio by K-01.
・Correspond to compatible reading of parameter file for Windows and Macintosh.
・Correspond – Windows 10.

Update (v5.4.2)

・Direct download link for Software Updater (Windows) -> v5.4.2
・Direct download link for Software Updater (Macintosh) -> v5.4.2

*It is not compatible with previous version of software included Digital Camera Utility 4 / PENTAX PHOTO Browser 3 / PENTAX PHOTO Laboratory 3.

GR Remote 1.2 Release

Changes to GR Remote version 1.2 (Main changes from Version 1.1.2)

・Improved Image download operation
・Tap download button on upper right of thumbnail screen. Then start download by tapping thumbnail image. *1
・When enabling “Multi-Select” on Configuration page, it is possible to batch download after selecting the images. *2
*1 Operating environment:Chrome(Android/PC/Mac OS), Safari(iOS/Mac OS).Need to click image with Option button.
*2 Operating environment:Chrome(Android/PC/Mac OS). iOS version to be released shortly.

Manuals

GR Remote Set Up
GR Remote Operating Manual

Firmware Update v1.10 for PENTAX K-S1

Changes to V1.10

・ Optimized performance of HD PENTAX-DA 18-50mmF4-5.6 DC WR RE, HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mmF4.5-5.6ED DC AW and HD PENTAX-D FA ★70-200mmF2.8ED DC AW.
・ Corresponded to AF button and preset button function for HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mmF4.5-5.6ED DC AW.
・ Improved stability for general performance.

PENTAX K-S1 (v1.10)

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

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PENTAX K-S1 Review

“The Pentax K-S1, originally announced in September 2014, is Pentax’s first adaptation of a DSLR for the changing consumer market.  The design philosophy behind this camera is centered around younger generations of photographers, as Ricoh Imaging has specifically stated that it is meant to appeal to smartphone users without sacrificing any of the functionality that more advanced users and current Pentax owners have come to expect.”

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“So, what did Pentax engineers come up with?  First, they started by minimizing the camera’s size and giving it a stylish appearance with plenty of color options along with flashy LED lights.  Second, they gave the menu system a face lift with updated fonts, icons, and backgrounds.  They also did away with the traditional mode dial and top LCD and instead placed a mode dial on the back of the camera, right next to the monitor.  Finally, they equipped it with a new 20-megapixel sensor and incorporated plenty of top-shelf features, such as the hardware moire suppression system (“AA filter simulator”) from the K-3.”

Read more at: pentaxforums.com

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