Pentax K10D: New firmware released|
(Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 14:35 EST)
Pentax Imaging Co. has released an updated version of firmware for its K10D single-lens reflex digital camera.
First announced last September, the Pentax K10D has a fairly sophisticated feature set with a ten megapixel imager, environmental sealing, in-body stabilisation, dust removal, and more - all at an impressively affordable pricetag of under US$900 body-only. Version 1.10 of firmware for the camera has a number of changes, as follows:
The firmware update can be downloaded from Pentax's support website, and a PDF document is available explaining the new features in more detail.
- Using the camera's built-in flash, you can now wirelessly control external Pentax flashes. Previously, you needed an accessory flash mounted in your camera's hot shoe, but now the built-in flash can act as a control flash.
- In autofocus select mode, you can program the AF button to instantly return to the center autofocus point.
- In Tv or Av mode, you can now program the second e-dial to adjust your ISO setting.
- In any exposure mode except Sv and TAv, you can change your ISO setting with the front e-dial while pressing the OK button. The camera will display your ISO in the viewfinder and on the top LCD panel as you adjust your setting.
- In TAv mode, you can program the green button to return to the camera's program line. Previously this functionality was only available in M mode.
- You now have additional options for programming your e-dials in P mode.
- Pressing the green button while adjusting flash exposure compensation will now return you to the default value.
- Corrected an issue in some rare cases where a long exposure might produce a vertical stripe.
- Corrected an issue where the battery charge indicator would sometimes show empty in bulb exposure mode.