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Firmware update 1.03 to fix Pentax K-5 front-focusing issues

PentaxForum reports that Pentax is currently working on a firmware update 1.03 for the Pentax K-5 DSLR camera that will fix the front-focusing issues recently reported on several websites.

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Pentax announces the K-5 Silver and Optio WG-1 cameras, D FA 645 25mm f/4 lens

The previously rumored Pentax K-5 Silver, 645 25mm f/4 lens and Optio WG-1 got released today. The only still missing camera is the Pentax RZ-18 Optio. Full press releases after the break:

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Pentax acknowledges K-5 sensor issues, offers a fix and an apology

Pentax issued this statement about the stains on the Pentax K-5 sensor: “To PENTAX K-5 Digital SLR Camera Users We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for your patronage of PENTAX products. We deeply regret that the first shipment of our PENTAX K-5 digital SLR camera included some products with a stained image sensor […]

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Pentax rumors: K-5 Silver, compact RZ-18 and mirrorless NC-1 cameras coming next

Similar to the Pentax k-7 Silver, there will be a new Pentax K-5 Silver DSLR that will be announced next month (February 2011). In addition, there will be a new point and shoot camera Pentax RZ-18 with 3″ swivel LCD, 14MP sensor, 18X optical zoom (28-504mm) and a price tag of $300. The camera is expected to […]

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Pentax K-5 firmware v1.02 is unofficially available

The firmware is available on this site: https://network.pentax.eu. You have to be a registered user in order to download the software. Since there are no release notes, it is unclear what exactly is fixed with this firmware update (maybe they fixed the sensor issue, that made Amazon.de halt the selling of the K-5).

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Pentax k-5 got issues, sensor issues

Multiple Pentax k-5 owners have reported stains on their sensors. Pentax Imaging USA have acknowledged the issue and an investigation is currently ongoing: “I can confirm that Pentax Japan is fully aware of this situation and is diligently investigating the cause of these stains. I’d like to remind our US customers that their K-5 is covered under the 1-year […]

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Pentax K-5 firmware update will be released soon

Pentax is expecting to release new firmware update for the latest K-5 DSLR camera. The update will include: Increases the number of continuous shot at RAW and RAW+ mode (setting condition: RAW(PEF)/ISO100, increases the number of continuous shot from maximum approx. 8 frames to approx. 20 frames) Improved stability for general performance. Update: ok, I […]

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