Pentax K1 firmware update version 1.30 released

Ricoh has released a firmware update for the Pentax K-1 full-frame digital SLR camera. The new version includes the ability for users to select electronic shutter shooting for the first time.

Firmware update version 1.30 adds a live view Electronic Shutter option to the menu system. Ricoh says this avoids the vibrations caused by mechanical shutter actions immediately prior to the exposure of the sensor. More general stability issues are also fixed too with this update.

The first 35mm format DSLR camera from Ricoh offers a 36.4MP CMOS sensor. The specs list include 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization, a ‘nearly 100%’ optical viewfinder and 33-point AF system with 25 cross-type points. The Pentax K-1 sensor is capable of moving in all directions, supporting Ricoh’s Pixel Shift Resolution system.


Release of the function expand Firmware version 1.30 for PENTAX K-1

The function expand firmware is to add new function or increase number of setting for currently used PENTAX K-1 camera, so that improve the function, easy handling and update to the latest function.

New Enhanced Functions

*The Electronic Shutter at Live View mode
The Electronic Shutter can be selected at the Menu to reduce camera shake from the mechanical shutter when shooting with Live View mode.

*Add the [1:1] format at the Crop mode
Added and selectable [Square format (1:1)] size at the Crop mode.

*Add [2 frames bracketing] for the [AA Filter Simulator bracketing]
Addition to the current [3 frames bracketing (OFF, TYPE1, TYPE2)], the [2 frames bracketing (OFF, TYPE2)] is added and selectable for the [AA Filter Simulator bracketing]

*Smart Function
At the [BKT] setting, the bracketing range [±0 (=single frame)] can be selected.

*Improved stability for general performance.

You can download the firmware from the Pentax website.

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