PENTAX K-30: Version 1.02 Firmware Update

Another Pentax K-30 new firmware update is available, it is the version 1.02 with registered name k30v102.exe (For Windows 10,845 Kbytes) , k30v102.zip (For Windows/Mac 10,723 Kbytes). The new firmware comes with update as below:

  • Optimized contrast AF when using [HD PENTAX-DA 560mmF5.6ED AW] lens.
  • Improved stability for general performance.



  • Head to this site to download firmware 1.02: http://goo.gl/Lm4ls. To check your current version number,

    [1] Turn ON the camera.
    [2] Press MENU button to display MENU screen.
    [3] Press the four-way controller right to display [Set-up 3] menu screen.
    [4] Select [Firmware Info/Options] in the [Set-up 3] menu then press the four-way controller right.

    The firmware version for camera is displayed on the [Firmware Info/Options] screen.

    Updating Procedure provided on the Pentax official site as below,

    [1] Provide a formatted SD memory card for the update software.
      The download file is self-extracting. The following file is extracted.
      *Fwdc215b.bin: This is the updated firmware.
      Copy the above Firmware file [fwdc215b.bin] to the root directory in the SD card.

    [2]Insert the the D-LI109 battery into the camera and confirm the battery is full by battery level indicator then turn the camera off.

    [3] Insert the update SD card (prepared in step 1) into the camera and close card cover.

    [4] Turn the camera power on.

    [5] Press MENU button to display MENU screen.

    [6] Press the four-way controller right to display [Set-up 3] menu screen.

    [7] Select [Firmware Info /Options] in the [Set-up 3] menu then press the four-way controller right.
    The firmware version for the camera and lens are displayed on the [Firmware Info/Options] screen.

    [8] Press the four-way controller right to display update screen.
      Press the four-way controller up to select [Start] and press OK button.
      *If firmware file is not saved to SD card correctly, this screen will not be displayed.

    [9] Card access lamp will be blinked and display will be changed from [NOW LODING] to [COMPLETE].
      *Do not turn OFF the camera while updating.

    [10] Automatically turn OFF the camera. (Approx. 5 second)

    [11] Remove the SD card from camera.

    [Caution]
    When updating is finished, the update SD card still contains the Firmware file.
    If you want to use this card to take pictures, format the card by the camera to delete firmware file first.

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