Pentax K-30 Software and Firmware Downloads

Pentax K-30 Software Downloads
Pentax K-30 Software Downloads

Keep your digital SLR camera up to date. The firmware update for the "Pentax K-30" offered here for download brings the system camera up to date.

A firmware update can bring several advantages: First, the manufacturer thus improves errors that affect the function of the camera. Second, new features can be added through a firmware update. Third, the processing speed of the camera may benefit from the firmware update.

These improvements are offered by the update to version 1.05

Compatible with the AF assist function of the AF360FGZII and AF540 FGZII flash units.
Optimizing the contrast autofocus when using the HD PENTAX-DA Limited lenses.
Generally the update should bring a better performance.

These improvements are offered by the update to version 1.03

The update to version 1.03 improves the contrast autofocus in video mode, which did not work well on special lenses.

Note: The firmware update is at your own risk. If the update process is interrupted, the camera may be damaged. If you do not trust the update process, contact a photo retailer.

This is how the firmware update works

  • Download the update and unzip the file.
  • Make sure the camera battery is fully charged.
  • Insert a blank SD-HC card into the camera and format the card. This feature can be found in the camera menu. After that switch off the camera, remove the SD-HC card.
  • Insert the SD-HC card into the card reader of your computer. Copy the firmware file to the SD-HC card. Put the file in the main directory of the memory card, do not create folders. Finally, remove the SD-HC card using the Safely Remove Hardware feature. or? eject ??.
  • Insert the SD-HC card into the camera. Hold the button ?? menu ?? while turning on the camera. The camera compares the current firmware version of the camera and the version of the update. Confirm the update to the new version.
  • Switch off the camera after the update and after a few seconds again. The firmware is now up to date.

Conclusion: In order to keep your Pentax K-30 up-to-date and to ensure optimum performance of the device, update the firmware of the camera regularly. Larger software updates may even include new features for your camera.

How to Check Firmware Version Pentax K-30

  • Turn on the camera.
  • Press the menu button to display the menu screen.
  • Press the four-way slider to the right to display the menu screen 
  • SELECT [firmware info/options] from the [Setup 3] menu and press the four-way slider to the right.
  • *The firmware version for the camera is displayed on the [firmware info/options] screen.

Preparing for the update firmware Pentax K-30

  • Blank, formatted SD card (32 MB or more)
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • If you copy the firmware update file to the SD card by connecting the camera directly to the computer.
  • SD card Reader or a computer with an SD card slot.
  • When you copy the firmware update file to the SD card with a memory card reader/writer.
  • Fully charged battery (D-LI109)

How to Guide Update Process Firmware Pentax K-30

  • 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 on the SD card.
      • If your computer does not have a card slot, you can copy the firmware update file by inserting the SD card into the camera and then connecting the camera directly to the computer.
  • Insert the D-LI109 battery into the camera and check if the battery is full. Then turn off the camera.
  • Insert the update SD card (prepared in step 1) into the camera and close the card cover.
  • Turn on the camera.
  • Press the menu button to display the menu screen.
  • Press the four-way slider to the right to display the menu screen [set-up 3].
  • SELECT [firmware info/options] from the [Setup 3] menu, then press the four-way slider to the right.
    • The firmware version for camera and lens is displayed on the [firmware info/options] screen.
  • Press the four-way slider to the right to display the update screen.
    • Press the four-way slider up to select [start] and press the OK button.
    • * If the firmware file is not stored correctly on the SD card, this screen will not be displayed.
  • The card access lamp flashes and the display changes from [now LODING] to [complete].
    • * Do not turn off the camera during the upgrade.
  • Turn off the camera automatically. (approx. 5 seconds)
  • Remove the SD card from the camera.
    • * Confirm the version of the firmware with above [how to check version].
Caution:
When the upgrade is complete, the update SD card will still contain the firmware file.
If you want to use this card to take pictures, format the card with the camera to delete the firmware file first.

Download the updated firmware Pentax K-30

For Windows : Download
For Windows/Macintosh : Download

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