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04-29-2010, 07:45 AM
By chance I found there has been a firmware upgrade for my camera which I have down loaded and installed. Pentex K10D well in fact there were 5 never even thought about it before. However reading all the changes my manual will now be out of date as well. Is this the same for all D-SLR cameras or something special for Pentax?
* Improved stability of recording image for some SDHC Memory card.
* Correspond to PENTAX DA lens which built-in supersonic motor (SDM System)
* Correspond to PENTAX REMOTE Assistant 3
* Correspond to development in the RAW data camera when multiple exposing.
* When built-in flash is used the luminescence control by the trailing-shutter-curtain sync was corrected.
* Wireless control of external flash through built-in flash.
* Instantly return to centre AF point by one push of button in AF select mode.
* Possible to change ISO setting by dial at TV/AV mode.
* ISO setting change by dial while the ISO setting is being displayed on the LCD by pushing OK button.
* Green button function in M mode is available at TAv mode (Hyper manual).
* AV and TV switch by dial at P mode.
* Instant return to the default value by green button at strobe light compensation.

The following contents have been corrected.
* In rare case, vertical stripe at long time exposure.
* Released “B exposure” and show battery empty sign when using B mode.

Will I ever use them? May be ISO thing but bet I forget how to use it.

04-29-2010, 08:29 AM
so you download to the computer and the put it on the camera? :shrug:

04-29-2010, 10:13 AM
Yes very easy just put it on SD card and press menu while switching on. And not sure about rest but the improved access to the ISO setting is very good.

04-29-2010, 05:47 PM
Most camera makers sometimes put out new firmware for their camera's. It basically improves the software on your camera. For free! So it never hurts to check now and again and upgrade to the latest firmware... :)