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PENTAX 01 STANDARD PRIME LENS FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION 1.01

VERSION HISTORY

Version 1.01

  • Improved overall stability and general performance.

PREPARATION

  • You will need a blank, formatted memory card with a capacity of 32 MB or higher.
  • You will need your camera, and the lens you wish to update mounted to your camera.
  • You will need your camera's USB cable, or a memory card reader.
  • Make sure your battery is fully charged (or that you are using an optional AC adapter) to prevent power interruptions during the update process.

FIRMWARE UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Click the link below to download the zipped firmware file (FW_Q01Prime_101.zip). Click SAVE to save the download file to your computer's hard drive. Saving it to your desktop, for example, will make it easy to find after the download is complete. Please note: this download file is not the firmware update file itself, but a zip file that must be expanded in the following step.
  2. Next open the zip file, and extract the firmware update file itself (fwlq101.bin).
  3. You must now copy the firmware update file (fwlq101.bin) to your camera's memory card. When you connect the camera directly to your computer (or if you use a card reader), the memory card appears as a removable disk drive in the My Computer window. Make sure you are using a blank/formatted memory card, then drag & drop (or copy & paste) the firmware update file (fwlq101.bin) to your removable disk window, which is the camera's memory card. Please note: You must put the firmware update file (fwlq101.bin) directly onto the removable disk; it cannot be in any sub-folders. It must be on the top (or root) level of the removable disk.
  4. Now that you have copied the firmware update file (fwlq101.bin) to your camera's memory card, you are ready to install it. Make sure your camera is disconnected from the computer. Make sure that the memory card containing the firmware update file is inserted into your camera. Also, make sure you that you have adequate power in your camera, with a full battery charge or by using an optional AC adapter.
  5. Turn your camera on, press the MENU button, and look for the "Firmware Version Info" item in the camera's Setup menu (represented by a wrench icon). Highlight "Firmware Version Info" and press the right arrow. This will show you your current firmware version, as well as allow you to update the firmware to a new version.
  6. Highlight "Lens" and press the right arrow. Then, highlight "Start" and press the OK button to start the update for the lens firmware.
  7. If you have followed the above instructions precisely, the new firmware will install. You will see "NOW LOADING" followed by "COMPLETE" when finished. The camera will then automatically power down. This can take a couple of minutes, so be careful not to interrupt the process.
  8. You can verify your current firmware version by returning to the "Firmware Version Info" item in the camera's Setup menu.
  9. Remember, your memory card still has the firmware update file on it, so be sure to format your memory card to erase the firmware update file before taking pictures again.

Copyright November, 2011 Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, LTD. All rights reserved.
"PENTAX" and "PENTAX Q" are trademarks of Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, LTD.
Any other product and company names shown here are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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PENTAX 02 STANDARD ZOOM LENS FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION 1.01

VERSION HISTORY

Version 1.01

  • Improved overall stability and general performance.

PREPARATION

  • You will need a blank, formatted memory card with a capacity of 32 MB or higher.
  • You will need your camera, and the lens you wish to update mounted to your camera.
  • You will need your camera's USB cable, or a memory card reader.
  • Make sure your battery is fully charged (or that you are using an optional AC adapter) to prevent power interruptions during the update process.

FIRMWARE UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Click the link below to download the zipped firmware file (FW_Q02Zoom_101.zip). Click SAVE to save the download file to your computer's hard drive. Saving it to your desktop, for example, will make it easy to find after the download is complete. Please note: this download file is not the firmware update file itself, but a zip file that must be expanded in the following step.
  2. Next open the zip file, and extract the firmware update file itself (fwlq102.bin).
  3. You must now copy the firmware update file (fwlq102.bin) to your camera's memory card. When you connect the camera directly to your computer (or if you use a card reader), the memory card appears as a removable disk drive in the My Computer window. Make sure you are using a blank/formatted memory card, then drag & drop (or copy & paste) the firmware update file (fwlq102.bin) to your removable disk window, which is the camera's memory card. Please note: You must put the firmware update file (fwlq102.bin) directly onto the removable disk; it cannot be in any sub-folders. It must be on the top (or root) level of the removable disk.
  4. Now that you have copied the firmware update file (fwlq102.bin) to your camera's memory card, you are ready to install it. Make sure your camera is disconnected from the computer. Make sure that the memory card containing the firmware update file is inserted into your camera. Also, make sure you that you have adequate power in your camera, with a full battery charge or by using an optional AC adapter.
  5. Turn your camera on, press the MENU button, and look for the "Firmware Version Info" item in the camera's Setup menu (represented by a wrench icon). Highlight "Firmware Version Info" and press the right arrow. This will show you your current firmware version, as well as allow you to update the firmware to a new version.
  6. Highlight "Lens" and press the right arrow. Then, highlight "Start" and press the OK button to start the update for the lens firmware.
  7. If you have followed the above instructions precisely, the new firmware will install. You will see "NOW LOADING" followed by "COMPLETE" when finished. The camera will then automatically power down. This can take a couple of minutes, so be careful not to interrupt the process.
  8. You can verify your current firmware version by returning to the "Firmware Version Info" item in the camera's Setup menu.
  9. Remember, your memory card still has the firmware update file on it, so be sure to format your memory card to erase the firmware update file before taking pictures again.

Copyright November, 2011 Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, LTD. All rights reserved.
"PENTAX" and "PENTAX Q" are trademarks of Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, LTD.
Any other product and company names shown here are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Q Firmware V1.12

Changes to V1.12
• Corrected --- Tone Expansion of Smart Effect is not effect correctly in firmware version 1.11.
• Improved stability for general performance.
*If you have already updated to Version1.11, we are very sorry for this inconvenience. Please update to Version 1.12.
Note: When update is executed, the camera setting will be returned to default setting. We recommend you to make a memorandum the setting of your camera before updating.
*Contents of [Version 1.11] and earlier version will be also updated.

Changes to V1.11
• Improved contrast AF performance.
• Improved stability for general performance.

Changes to V1.10
• Correspond to [Adapter Q for K-mount Lenses].   How to input focal length Click here
• Correspond to [PENTAX-06 TELEPHOTO  ZOOM]
• Improved stability for general performance.

Changes to V1.01
• Improved the resolution when set ting Fine Sharpness.
• Improved stability for general performance.

How to check current 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 3] menu screen.
[4] Select [Firmware Version Info] in the [Set-up 3] menu then press the four-way controller right.
The firmware version for camera and lens are displayed on the [Firmware Version Info] screen.(If lens is attached)

Preparation of update:
• Blank, formatted SD 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-LI68)
*Be sure to use fully charged battery (D-LI68)                                                          
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 : q_v110.exe, self-extracting files
• For Windows/Macintosh : q_v110.zip, zip file

Updating Procedure
[1] Provide a formatted SD memory card for the update software.                                                 
The download file is self-extracting. The following file is extracted.
• Fwdc601p.bin: This is the updated firmware.                                                       
Copy the above Firmware file [fwdc601.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-LI68 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 3] menu screen.
[7] Select [Firmware Version Info] in the [Set-up 3] menu then press the four-way controller right.  The firmware version for the camera and lens are displayed on the [Firmware Version Info] 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.
*Do not touch the lens unlock button 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.

1. This software may only be used by users who own the PENTAX Q.
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.

Q Firmware V1.13

Changes to V1.13
• Correspond to [PENTAX-07?£‚Ǩ‚ǨMOUNT SHIELD LENS] 
• Improved stability for general performance.
Note: When update is executed, the camera setting will be returned to default setting. We recommend you to make a memorandum the setting of your camera before updating.
*Contents of [Version 1.12] and earlier version will be also updated.

Caution
• Only PENTAX Q users are permitted to download the firmware update.
PENTAX Firmware Update Software for PENTAX Q
Name  - PENTAX Firmware Update Software for PENTAX Q
Registered name -  q_v113.exe (For Windows 8,131Kbytes) , q_v113.zip (For Windows/Mac 7,896Kbytes)
Applied product - PENTAX Q To check the version number, press the menu button and select [Firmware Version Info] in the [Set-up 3] menu then press the four-way controller right.
Updated firmware file For Windows : LHA self-extract file, For Windows/ Mac : zip type
Release date- 2013/07/04
Copy right -  PENTAX RICOH IMAGING CO., 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 3] menu screen.
[4] Select [Firmware Version Info] in the [Set-up 3] menu then press the four-way controller right.
The firmware version for camera and lens are displayed on the [Firmware Version Info] screen.(If lens is attached)

Preparation of update
• Blank, formatted SD 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-LI68)
*Be sure to use fully charged battery (D-LI68)
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 : q_v113.exe 8,131Kbytes, LHA type, self-extracting files
• For Windows/Macintosh : q_v113.zip 7,896Kbytes, 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.
*Fwdc601p.bin: This is the updated firmware.
Copy the above Firmware file [fwdc601p.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-LI68 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 3] menu screen.
[7] Select [Firmware Version Info] in the [Set-up 3] menu then press the four-way controller right.
The firmware version for the camera and lens are displayed on the [Firmware Version Info] 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.
*Do not touch the lens unlock button 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.
1. This software may only be used by users who own the PENTAX Q.
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.

PENTAX Firmware Update Software for PENTAX Q Software License Agreement
The customer (hereinafter "the user") shall verify the following items below related to the use of the licensed software supplied to the user by PENTAX RICOH IMAGING CO., LTD. (hereinafter "PENTAX ").
The download starts when you press "I agree. Start download." on this software license agreement.
1. Definition of terms
o Licensed software: "Licensed software" means the captioned program in a format that the user can download from the PENTAX website or from a site empowered by PENTAX.
o Use : "Use" means the user downloading and retrieving the licensed software from the PENTAX website or from a site empowered by PENTAX.
o Designated machine: "Designated machine" means the single computer system set up in order for the user to use the licensed software.
o Reproduction: "Reproduction" means reproducing the licensed software on a storage device in the same format as the user downloaded or a different format.
o Modification: "Modification" means performing alternations or making additions to the licensed software, or creating separate software that makes use of all or a portion of the licensed software.
2. Grant of license
PENTAX grants a non-exclusive license to the user on the condition that the user uses the licensed software in accordance with the terms and conditions of this software license agreement. The user may only use the licensed software on the designated machine.
3. Reproduction of the licensed software
The user shall not reproduce the licensed software for purposes other than to save and backup the licensed software intended for use on the designated machine.
4. Modifying the licensed software
The user shall not modify or reverse engineer the licensed software for any reason.
5. Property rights and copyright
The copyright and other property rights for the licensed software and for reproductions of the licensed software belong to PENTAX regardless of any reason. The user shall not remove the copyright notations from the licensed software or from reproductions of the licensed software.
6. Grant of sublicense
The user shall not transfer possession of the licensed software or reproductions of the licensed software to third parties, and the user shall not transfer the license nor grant a sublicense of the licensed software to third parties.
7. Agreement period
This software license agreement is effective on the day the user starts using the licensed software and is valid until the time the user stops use. Provided that, when the user has violated any portion of this software license agreement, PENTAX may revoke the license granted to the user for the licensed software and terminate the software license agreement.
8. Obligations after termination
After the software license agreement is terminated, the user, at the user's own responsibility, shall dispose of the licensed software after rendering it into a state where it cannot be used by third parties, and dispose of reproductions and modifications of the licensed software, and all materials related to the licensed software.
9. Guarantee of the licensed software
PENTAX shall not guarantee that the licensed software is suitable for the user's designated purposes, or that the licensed software is useful, or that this licensed software is free from defects, nor shall PENTAX make any other guarantees related to the licensed software.
10. Exporting the licensed software
The user shall not directly or indirectly export all or a portion of the licensed software without obtaining the necessary permission from the Government of Japan or the governments of the relevant countries.
11. PENTAX's responsibilities
PENTAX A assumes no responsibility under any circumstance for direct or indirect damage or damage from ripple effects that occurs from using the licensed software, for damage to data, programs, or other intangible properties, or for loss of usage benefits and lost profits.
12. Responsibility for employees
The user assumes all responsibility that the user's employees (those employees that the user has a responsibility to manage or monitor based on an employment relationship) fully comprehend the obligations set forth in this software license agreement and faithfully fulfill those obligations.
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Manuals

Software

SilkyPix Developer Studio 3.0.0.8

PENTAX is pleased to announce an update to the SilkyPix Developer Studio software included with select Pentax digital cameras. This update is available, free of charge, to current SilkyPix Developer Studio users.

PLEASE NOTE: This update is intended solely for owners of the SilkyPix Developer Studio software that ships with select PENTAX digital cameras. It is covered by the original software licensing agreement from your camera's bundled software. Downloading this update signifies agreement with the original software license.

VERSION HISTORY (FROM VERSION 3.0)

Version 3.0.0.8
  • When developing DNG files that taken by PENTAX Q10, Distortion Correction is optimized.

Version 3.0.0.3
  • Fixed some instances where developing DNG files have occasionally introduced noise on the right edge of the image.
  •  Improved overall performance and stability.

PREPARATION
  • You must own a PENTAX digital camera bundled with the SilkyPix Developer Studio software in order to download and install this update.
  • System requirements:
    Windows: 7 (32/64 bit), Vista (32/64 bit), XP (SP3 or later, Home/Pro 32 bit).
    MacOS-X: 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7.

INSTRUCTIONS

    1. click the download link below appropriate to your operating system, and save the download file to your computer's hard drive. For example, saving the download file to your desktop will allow you find it easily once the download is complete.
    2. Close other applications, then double click the download file to begin the update. Mac users may need to first unstuff the download file prior to installation.
    3. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the update.
    4. When the update is complete, click FINISH to exit the installer.

Date: December, 2012
Copyright: PENTAX Ricoh Imaging Company, LTD.
Reproduction: All rights reserved
All product and company names shown here are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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