Pentax K-5 IIs Software and Firmware Download

Pentax K-5 IIs Software and Firmware Download
Pentax K-5 IIs Software and Firmware Download

Pentax has released new firmware for its K-5 II and K-5 II digital DSLRs with 1.05 as the version number. The cameras, equipped with a 16.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor, can shoot photos with an iso setting of 100 to 12,800. The firmware can be downloaded for Windows and OS X and is just under 10MB. Version 1.05 brings improved performance and stability and has a more accurate exposure when using normal AA batteries.

Pentax has announced a new firmware update for the Pentax K-5 II and K-5 II on the Japanese Support website. The firmware version 1.05 fixes an issue that may block the camera's status screen. The firmware also brings with it the usual "stability improvements".

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

  • Improved exposure accuracy when using AA batteries in the battery grip.
  • Improvement of the general performance parameters.

These improvements are offered by the update to version 1.02

  • The update optimizes the contrast autofocus when using the PENTAX HD-DA 560 mm / 1: 5.6 ED AW telephoto lens.
  • Improvement of the general performance parameters.

These improvements are available in the update to version 1.01

  • The update moves a new option into the settings menu of your camera. So it is now possible to regulate the contrast of the R├╝ckschaumonitors.
  • In addition, was generally rotated on the performance screw of the camera. The system should now work more stable and a little faster.

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.

    Pentax K-5 II/IIS firmware update guide

    • Download the firmware zip file corresponding to your camera using the official download links above
    • Unzip the zip file into a folder of your choice
    • Locate the extracted. Bin file and copy it to the root (above) of a formatted SD card
    • Insert the card into your camera and make sure it is fully charged
    • Turn on the camera while pressing the menu button
    • Select Yes at the firmware prompt
    • Once the complete screen displays, turn off your camera
    • Turn on your camera again and resume normal operation
    • To verify that the firmware update was successful, press and hold the menu button while turning on the camera. The screen should display version 1.04. You should then turn off your camera and resume normal use.

    All Pentax firmware updates are cumulative. So if you install the latest update, you'll also get all the corrections and features of previous updates. To learn more about the Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIS, take a look at our detailed report!

    Operating system (s): Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista
    Pentax K-5 IIs Firmware Download

    Operating System (s) : Mac OS X 10.2.x, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
    Pentax K-5 IIs Firmware Download


    Conclusion: In order to keep your Pentax K-5 IIs 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.

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