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Pentax releases K-5 firmware and software updates

Pentax will release a firmware update for the K-5 digital SLR. Pentax has also released a RAW codec upgrade for Windows and an update for the Digital Camera Utility 4 that adds support for the K-5 and K-r, two new lenses and new functions, corrections and improvements.
The new K-5 firmware is planned to be available by the middle of November and offers these improvements:
• Improves stability for general performance
• Increases continuous shots at RAW/RAW+ mode
Update: Firmware version 1.01 is now online...
Check out the Pentax K-5 specifications & reviewsThe Pentax K-5 firmware download is now available here


PRESS SUMMARY

We are pleased to inform you that we are planning to announce the release of updating firmware for PENTAX K-5 as below.

Contents of updating
1. Increases the number of continuous shot at RAW and RAW+ mode.
*Setting condition: RAW(PEF)/ISO100, Increases the number of continuous shot from maximum approx. 8 frames to approx. 20 frames.
2. Improved stability for general performance.

Release date Middle of November


PENTAX RAW codec software for Windows
For the codec software download page click here

The display is enabled by installing this software in Windows Vista and Windows 7 without developing the RAW file image (The extension is ".PEF") of which it takes a picture with a PENTAX digital SLR on Windows Vista.


PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4 Update
For the Windows download page click here
For the Macintosh download page click here

[Main changes from Version 4.21]
•Support for the K-r and K-5 camera.
•Added [Bleach Bypass] mode on Custom Image function.
•Add [auto correction] on lens correction item
•Added lens data.
 [smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mmF3.5-5.6ED AL[IF]DC WR]
 [smc PENTAX-DA 35mmF2.4AL]
•Improved response of general performance.

Additional information: Check out the Pentax K-5 specifications & reviews
November 18, 2010
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