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Firmware Update Announced For Pentax *ist DS

Firmware Update Announced For Pentax *ist DS - Pentax Imaging Company has announced that firmware update 2.00 for the *ist DS is now available on the Pentax website.

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Firmware version 2.0 can be downloaded from the Pentax website at:
http://www.pentaximaging.com/customer_care/show_firmware?firmId=3

The newest upgrade appears to be quite a major one. It adds some major features like continuous autofocus and some minor tweaks to the appearance of the menu.

Ththe full list of features added is as follows:
  • Continuous AF mode has been added to the AF settings in the Record Mode menu.
  • Auto ISO has been added to the sensitivity modes.
  • AE-L button on M has been added to the Custom Function menu. If selected, AE-L button provides automatic exposure while in manual exposure mode.
  • The effect level of the digital soft filters can now be selected from weak, middle or strong.
  • Dutch and Swedish have been added to the language options.
  • A sample picture will now be displayed in the LCD monitor when selecting Picture modes.
  • Unavailable menu items will now appear in gray.

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