Pentax K-5, K-r and 645D Firmware Updates

January 6, 2011 | Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras | Comment | |
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Pentax have released new firmware updates for the K-5, K-r and 645D cameras.

The version 1.02 firmware for the K-5 and version 1.01 firmware for the K-r enables:
- An improved functional sequence of Contrast AF and improved total speed until focus is done
- All ISO settings can now be selected in Bulb mode, from 80 to 51 200 (whereas with v1.01, maximum value was 1600)
- Compatibility with SDXC memory cards

The version 1.01 firmware for the 645D enables:
- Compatibility with SDXC memory cards

PENTAX Imaging Systems is pleased to announce Firmware updates for the PENTAX K-5, PENTAX K-r and the 645D interchangeable lens digital SLR cameras.

The Firmware for the K-5 enables:
[Changes to V1.02]
• An improved functional sequence of Contrast AF and improved total speed until focus is done
• All ISO settings can now be selected in Bulb mode, from 80 to 51 200 (whereas with v1.01, maximum
value was 1 600)
• NEW: Compatibility with SDXC memory cards

Encased in a compact but solid, functional body, the PENTAX K-5 comes equipped with a host of advanced photographic tools for the easy creation of great pictures, while delivering high standards of image quality, data processing speed and operability.

Recommended Retail Price:
K-5 +18-55mm WR - £1199.99
K-5 + 18-55mm WR + 50-200mm WR - £1299.99
K-5 + 18-135mm WR - £1699.99

The Firmware for the K-r enables:
[Changes to V1.01]
• An improved functional sequence of Contrast AF and improved total speed until focus is done
• All ISO settings can now be selected in Bulb mode, from 100 to 25 600 (whereas with v1.01, maximum value was 1 600)
• NEW: Compatibility with SDXC memory cards

Encased in a compact, lightweight body, the PENTAX K-r combines simple, user-friendly functions with a wide array of advanced features, designed to enhance the fun and excitement of digital SLR photography.

Recommended Retail Price:
K-r + 18-55mm DAL - £599.99
K-r + 18-55mm DAL + 50-200mm DAL - £699.99

The Firmware for the 645D enables :
[Changes to V1.01]
• NEW: Compatibility with SDXC memory cards

Combining exceptional image quality with excellent manoeuvrability and outstanding reliability, the PENTAX 645D incorporates a large, high-performance image sensor (measuring 44mm by 33mm) and PENTAX-original image-processing technology, to produce extra-sharp, super-high-resolution images with approximately 40 effective megapixels.

Recommended Retail Price:
£8999.99 (body only)
£9999.99 for the kit (inc. 55mm SDM 645 lens)

About PENTAX Imaging Systems
PENTAX Imaging Systems is a leading supplier of recreational cameras and photographic equipment world-wide, with a long standing UK brand heritage.  Its product range is extensive and includes state of the art digital SLR, bridge and zoom compact cameras and an extensive range of high performance lenses and accessories.  In addition, it has a superb range of binoculars, suitable for a variety of leisure activities.

PENTAX successfully distributes its products through a number of channels, including independent camera shops, mass merchandisers and national multiple retailers - both on and offline.

PENTAX Imaging Systems Limited is a branch of PENTAX Europe Imaging Systems (SAS), a subsidiary of HOYA CORPORATION of Japan.

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