New function expanded firmware version 1.30 for Pentax 645Z camera released

Ricoh released new firmware update version 1.30 for the Pentax 645Z medium format camera ($6,996.95) that adds some new functions for outdoor shooting (download link):

Today, we are pleased to announce the release of the new function expanded firmware version 1.30 for PENTAX 645Z medium-format digital SLR camera (launched on June, 2014).

The function expanded firmware adds new features and increases the number of configurable setting to the current PENTAX 645Z medium-format digital SLR camera to further improve performance, ease of use and handling.

Expanded function:

1. Red-Lighted LCD Monitor Display Function

The PENTAX 645Z provides a red-lighted LCD monitor display function, which prevents the pupils of the photographer’s eyes from constricting after they have become accustomed to a dark environment during astrophotography.

2. Outdoor View Setting mode

The Outdoor View Setting mode, which easily sets the optimum monitor brightness level for a given lighting condition.

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