Firmware update version 1.3 for the Pentax K-1 camera to be released on September 29th

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The new firmware update version 1.3 for the Pentax K-1 camera I reported about two days ago is now officially announced. The download link will be available on September 29th. Additional information:

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

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the release of the function expanding Firmware version 1.30 for PENTAX K-1 digital SLR camera (launched on April, 2016) on September 29, 2016.

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.
You can download the free function expand firmware at the official website.

Enhanced functions(PENTAX K-1 V1.30)

Release date : September 29, 2016

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.
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  • HD10

    “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.”

    I have always wondered why this was missing when it was in use during PSR. Its good that Pentax has enabled this.

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