Always update your firmware, there is no sensible reason not to other than fear. Firmware is updated by manufacturers to either fix bugs or to deliver new or better functionality. Why would you not update?
Because it can introduce new bugs, or because you do not need the features that the firmware update provides.
in this case the latest K-50 firmware updates are to provide compatibility with new additional hardware, being the 1.4x teleconverter and the new KAF4 lens mount ability for electronic diaphragm control on the new HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mmF4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE lens. If you don't have either of these products, then you won't gain much.
Your only hope is they've tweaked something else small that they haven't advertised. And that the new firmware doesn't contain bugs.
faboy123cycling wrote:Thanks for you comments - I tend to agree with Mannesty - why would Ricoh update the firmware if it wasn't necessary
Software is updated to add new features and/or to fix bugs. New bugs can be introduced though so unless you have a specific bug that is being fixed or you need the new feature then why possibly break what isn't broken?
I've learned to not install software updates unless necessary, not through fear, but through experience as a software tester for several companies
Hi I know this is an oldish post but rather than starting a new one i thought i would ask my question here, i downloaded the firmware update version 1.20. formatted my sd card in camera, took it out and put it into my card reader, plugged it into my pc, copied the update to the sd card then put it back into my camera. I went to firmware in my menu and didn't have the option to update, what am i doing wrong ?