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Q7 Firmware update ver1.01

Thank you for using a PENTAX Q7 digital camera.
RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. wishes to announce the release of Firmware Update Software Version 1.01 for PENTAX Q7.
Firmware in this document is the software that runs inside digital cameras.
Changes to V1.01

Correspond to [PENTAX-08 WIDE ZOOM].
Attached lens firmware version can be displayed on [Firmware Info] in the [Set-up 4] menu.
Improved performance of green button setting on M mode.
Improved stability for general performance.
Caution

Only PENTAX Q7 users are permitted to download the firmware update.
PENTAX Firmware Update Software for PENTAX Q7

Name PENTAX Firmware Update Software for PENTAX Q7
Registered name q7_101.exe (For Windows 8,609 Kbytes) , q7_101.zip (For Windows/Mac 8,413 Kbytes)
Applied product PENTAX Q7
To check the version number, press the menu button and select [Firmware Info] in the [Set-up 4] menu then press the four-way controller right.
Updated firmware file For Windows : LHA self-extract file, For Windows/ Mac : zip type
Release date 2013/12/05
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] in the [Set-up 4] menu then press the four-way controller right.
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 : 1405355774_q7_101.EXE 8,609 Kbytes, LHA type, self-extracting files
For Windows/Macintosh : 1405355774_q7_101.zip 8,413 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.
*Fwdc603p.bin: This is the updated firmware.
Copy the above Firmware file [fwdc603p.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.
  • Q7 Firmware update ver1.01(For PC) Download
  • Q7 Firmware update ver1.01(For MAC) Download

Software

Digital Camera Utility 5 (Version 5.4.1) Windows Updater.

Digital Camera Utility 5 Update for Windows

Thank you for using PENTAX digital camera.
RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. wishes to announce the release of the Windows Updater for update the Digital Camera Utility 5. For correct update, you are required to be installed Digital Camera Utility 5 before hand on your PC. Please download the Updater file on your PC first, and update it.
*It is not compatible with previous version of software included Digital Camera Utility 4 / PENTAX PHOTO Browser3 / PENTAX PHOTO Laboratory3.

Name Digital Camera Utility 5 (Version 5.4.1) Windows Updater.
Registered name DCU5Updater32_541.zip (42,334Kbyte).
DCU5Updater64_541.zip (43,409Kbyte).
System requirement OS : Windows 8.1 (32bit / 64bit) / Windows 8 (32bit / 64bit) / Windows 7 (32bit / 64bit) / Windows Vista (32bit / 64bit)
CPU : Intel Core2 Duo or higher
Memory : 2.0GB or more
Free disk space : 100MB or more
Monitor: 1280x1024 or more, Can be displayed 24bit full color or more
Objective CD-ROM S-SW140, S-SW150, S-SW151, S-SW156, S-SW160
Release date 2015/06/11
Copy right RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
How to Update

Please download and save the file into appropriate folder on your Hard disk
Double click [DCU5Updater_541 (Win).zip]. [Win] folder will be appeared.
Double click [Win] folder. [DCU5Updater32_5.4.1.exe (42,334Kbyte)] and [DCU5Updater64_5.4.1.exe (43,409Kbyte)] are stored in the [Win] folder.
Select either application software that is the same type of your OS (32bit or 64bit).
Copy the application software and paste on desktop.
Double click the application software. The Installer will start, following to the installation display
When the installation will be completed and the massage is displayed, click [Finish].
Changes to V5.4.1

[11, June 2015] Digital Camera Utility 5 (Version 5.4.1) Windows Updater

[Main changes from Version 5.3.1]
Corrected – when assign odd coordinate on WB gray point setting of RRS-RAW, Gain cannot calculate correctly.
Corrected – Horizontal and vertical of quarter assign become reverse on aspect ratio of trimming frame.
Corrected – Print page setting is not maintained.
Corrected – When displaying camera data for the other manufacturer, aperture value is displayed on capture mode section.
Corrected – Reversed M-G axis of WB fine adjustment for image of Q series camera.
Corrected – When enlarge thumbnail, different image from captured setting is displayed.
Changes to V5.3.1

[26, March 2015] Digital Camera Utility 5 (Version 5.3.1) Windows Updater

[Main changes from Version 5.2.1]
Added lens data
[HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR]
[HD PENTAX-DA 18-50mmF4-5.6 DC WR RE]
[smc PENTAX-DA L18-50mmF4-5.6 DC WR RE]
[HD PENTAX-D FA★70-200mmF2.8ED DC AW]
[HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mmF4.5-5.6ED DC AW]
Added display parameter of digital filter history on image data display
Added setting value for highlighted clear, drive mode and interval mode on image data display.
Added level setting for Peripheral Illumination Correction.
Correspond to Image Transmitter 2 connection.(Transfer image automatic display and Thumbnail display)
Correspond to K-S2
When double-click on the image display and display the image at the 100% magnification, click point become the center of display.
Changes to V5.2.1

[09, October 2014] Digital Camera Utility 5 (Version 5.2.1) Windows Updater

[Main changes from Version 5.0.0]
Correspond to 645Z, K-S1 and Q-S1
Added lens data
[HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mmF2.8-4ED Limited DC WR]
[HD PENTAX-D FA 645 28-45mmF4.5ED AW SR]
Corrected ---- Easy image capture is not operated for multiple folders on Windows Vista
[For color fine adjustment]
Corrected --- When selecting adjustment color, last selection of adjustment color setting is remained
Corrected --- When pressing initialize button, scroll bar and spin edit are not initialized.
Corrected --- When performing the multiple image development, captured by AdobeRGB image become sRGB
Improved other general performance.
Digital Camera Utility 5 (Windows) Updater 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 RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. The download starts when you press "I agree. Start download." on this software license agreement.
  • Digital Camera Utility 5 (Version 5.4.1) Windows Updater. Download

Digital Camera Utility 5(Version 5.4.1) Macintosh Updater.

Digital Camera Utility 5 Update for Macintosh

Thank you for using PENTAX digital SLR camera.
RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. wishes to announce the release of the Macintosh Updater for update the Digital Camera Utility 5. For correct update, you are required to be installed Digital Camera Utility 5 before hand on your PC. Please download the Updater file on your PC first, and update it.
* It is not compatible with previous version of software included Digital Camera Utility 4 / PENTAX PHOTO Browser3 / PENTAX PHOTO Laboratory3.

Name Digital Camera Utility 5(Version 5.4.1) Macintosh Updater.
Registered name DCU5Updater_541(Mac).zip (47,292Kbyte)
System requirement OS : OS X 10.10 / OS X10.9/10.8/10.7
CPU : Intel Core 2 Duo or higher recommended,
Memory : 2.0GB or more
Free disk space : 100MB or more
Monitor: 1280x1024 or more , Can be displayed 24bit full color or more
Objective CD-ROM S-SW140, S-SW150, S-SW151, S-SW156, S-SW160
Release date 2015/06/11
Copy right RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
How to Update

Please download and save the file into appropriate folder on your Hard disk
Double click the downloaded file [DCU5Updater_541(Mac).zip
Double click [DCU5Updater_5.4.1.pkg] file
The Installer will start, following to the installation display
When the installation will be completed and the massage is displayed, click [Finish].
Changes to V5.4.1

[11, June 2015]PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 5 (Version 5.4.1) Macintosh Updater

[Main changes from Version 5.3.1]
Corrected – New lens data is not reflected.
Corrected – Reversed M-G axis of WB fine adjustment for image of Q series camera.
Changes to V5.3.1

[26, March 2015]PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 5 (Version 5.3.1) Macintosh Updater

[Main changes from Version 5.2.1]
Added lens data
[HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR]
[HD PENTAX-DA 18-50mmF4-5.6 DC WR RE]
[smc PENTAX-DA L18-50mmF4-5.6 DC WR RE]
[HD PENTAX-D FA★70-200mmF2.8ED DC AW]
[HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mmF4.5-5.6ED DC AW]
Added display parameter of digital filter history on image data display
Added setting value for highlighted clear, drive mode and interval mode on image data display.
Added level setting for Peripheral Illumination Correction.
Correspond to Image Transmitter 2 connection.(Transfer image automatic display and Thumbnail display)
Correspond to K-S2
When double-click on the image display and display the image at the 100% magnification, click point become the center of display.
When inactive, display control panel other than image display page.
Changes to V5.2.1

[09, October 2014]PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 5 (Version 5.2.1) Macintosh Updater

[Main changes from Version 5.0.0]
Correspond to 645Z, K-S1 and Q-S1
Added lens data
[HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mmF2.8-4ED Limited DC WR]
[HD PENTAX-D FA 645 28-45mmF4.5ED AW SR]
Corrected --- Print of footer is depend on header setting.
Corrected --- Start position (Right and left) is not image printing frame standard.
[For spotting]
Corrected --- Intensity of copy is reversed.
Corrected --- When performing copy of vertical image, Orientation is not reflected to coordinate.
Corrected --- Coordinate is not match with Retina.
Improved other general performance.
Digital Camera Utility 5 (Macintosh) Updater 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 RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. The download starts when you press "I agree. Start download." on this software license agreement.
  • Digital Camera Utility 5(Version 5.4.1) Macintosh Updater. Download