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Thank you for using a PENTAX 645D digital camera.
RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. wishes to announce the release of Firmware Update Software Version 1.31 for 645D.
Firmware in this document is the software that runs inside digital cameras.

Changes to V1.31
  • Correspond to the AF assist light function by white LED light for auto flash unit [AF360FGZII] and [AF540FGZII].
  • Improved stability for general performance.
  • *Contents of [Version 1.30] and earlier version will be also updated.

Changes to V1.30
  • Correspond to SR function of [HD PENTAX-D FA645 MACRO 90mmF2.8ED AW SR]
  • Added [37. Shake Reduction] on Custom function
  • *If you update firmware, please update [PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4]

Changes to V1.13
  • Improved reliability of recording operation when using SDXC memory card.
  • *If you have already updated to Version1.01or later, we are very sorry for this inconvenience. Please update to Version 1.13.

Changes to V1.11
  • Corrected method for obtain GPS data when developing RAW images that is contain GPS data on Version 1.10
Changes to V1.10
  • Correspond to GPS unit [O-GPS1]
    ASTROTRACER Function cannot be used.
Changes to V1.02
  • When processing Noise Reduction after long exposure, remaining time is displayed on LCD panel
  • When mode dial is set to “X”, Flash X-Sync Speed can be set by custom function menu.
  • When connecting to a computer via the USB cable, recognized Disk name is changed from [Removable Disk] to [645D].
    If format SD memory card, volume label will be [645D].
  • After mirror lock-up, extended standby time (until mirror automatically return to original position) from approximate 1 minute to 5 minutes
    If Auto Power Off setting is shorter than 5 minutes, Auto Power Off setting has priority.
Changes to V1.01
  • Compatible with SDXC memory card.

    * Transfer rate is not compatible with UHS speed class.

  • Only 645D users are permitted to download the firmware update.
PENTAX Firmware Update Software for 645D
Name PENTAX Firmware Update Software for 645D
Registered name 645v131.exe (For Windows 13,235 Kbytes) , 645v131.zip (For Windows/Mac 12,950 Kbytes)
Applied product 645D
To check the version number, turn your camera on while holding down the MENU button.
The version number will appear in the center of the LCD screen.
Updated firmware file For Windows : LHA self-extract file, For Windows/Mac : zip type
Release date 2013/09/12
How to check version
  • Turn your camera on while holding down the MENU button.
    The version number will appear in the center of the LCD screen.
Preparation of update
  • Blank, formatted SD card (32MB or more)
  • USB cable I-USB107
    If you are copying the firmware update file to the SD card by connecting the camera directly to your computer.
  • SD card reader or a computer with a SD card slot.
    If you are copying the firmware update file to the SD card using a memory card reader / writer.
  • Fully charged battery (D-LI90)
    *Be sure to use fully charged battery (D-LI90)
    If the camera turns off during updating due to lack of battery power, the camera will become inoperable. If this happens, a charge will be made for repairs even if within the warranty period.
Download the updated firmware file
  • For Windows : 645v131.exe --- 13,235 Kbytes, LHA type, self-extracting files
  • For Windows/Macintosh : 645v131.zip ---12,950 Kbytes, zip type
Updating Procedure
  1. Provide a formatted SD memory card for the update software.
    The download file is self-extracting. The following file is extracted.

    • Fwdc207b.bin: This is the updated firmware.

  2. Copy the above Firmware file [fwdc207b.bin] to the root directory in 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 your camera and then connecting the camera directly to your computer.
  3. Insert the D-LI90 battery into the camera and confirm the battery is full by battery level indicator then turn the camera off.
  4. Insert the update SD card (prepared in step 1) into SD2 slot of the camera and close card cover.
  5. Turn the camera power on while pressing the MENU button.
  6. "NOW LOADING" appears in the LCD monitor, and will change to the "PROGRAM UPDATE".
    At the bottom of the LCD monitor,

    CURRENT VERSION 1.00/1.01/1.02/1.10/1.11/ 1.13/1.30


    will be displayed.
  7. Press the four-way controller to select "YES" and press the "OK" button.
  8. "UPDATING" appears on the LCD monitor and updating starts.
    Please do not under any circumstances switch off the power before the update is completed.
    It will take approximately 90~150 seconds to complete update.
  9. When update is completed, the "COMPLETE" will be displayed at the left bottom of the LCD monitor, then turn the camera off.
  10. Remove the update SD card from the camera.
  11. To check the Firmware version in your camera, turn the camera on while pressing the MENU button.
    Check that the version displayed in the LCD monitor is "Ver.1.31"
    The camera automatically starts up after about 5 seconds.

When updating is finished, the update SD card still contains the Firmware file.
If you want to use this card to take pictures, delete the Firmware file first.

  1. This software may only be used by users who own the 645D.
  2. This software is covered by a software license agreement. Please read the software license agreement before downloading the software.
  3. You will have agreed with this software license agreement when the download starts.
PENTAX Firmware Update Software for 645D Software License Agreement

The customer (hereinafter "the user") shall verify the following items below related to the use of the licensed software supplied to the user by RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. (hereinafter "PENTAX ").
The download starts when you press "I agree. Start download." on this software license agreement.

  1. Definition of terms
    • Licensed software: "Licensed software" means the captioned program in a format that the user can download from the PENTAX website or from a site empowered by PENTAX.
    • Use : "Use" means the user downloading and retrieving the licensed software from the PENTAX website or from a site empowered by PENTAX.
    • Designated machine: "Designated machine" means the single computer system set up in order for the user to use the licensed software.
    • Reproduction: "Reproduction" means reproducing the licensed software on a storage device in the same format as the user downloaded or a different format.
    • Modification: "Modification" means performing alternations or making additions to the licensed software, or creating separate software that makes use of all or a portion of the licensed software.
  2. Grant of license
    PENTAX grants a non-exclusive license to the user on the condition that the user uses the licensed software in accordance with the terms and conditions of this software license agreement. The user may only use the licensed software on the designated machine.
  3. Reproduction of the licensed software
    The user shall not reproduce the licensed software for purposes other than to save and backup the licensed software intended for use on the designated machine.
  4. Modifying the licensed software
    The user shall not modify or reverse engineer the licensed software for any reason.
  5. Property rights and copyright
    The copyright and other property rights for the licensed software and for reproductions of the licensed software belong to PENTAX regardless of any reason. The user shall not remove the copyright notations from the licensed software or from reproductions of the licensed software.
  6. Grant of sublicense
    The user shall not transfer possession of the licensed software or reproductions of the licensed software to third parties, and the user shall not transfer the license nor grant a sublicense of the licensed software to third parties.
  7. Agreement period
    This software license agreement is effective on the day the user starts using the licensed software and is valid until the time the user stops use. Provided that, when the user has violated any portion of this software license agreement, PENTAX may revoke the license granted to the user for the licensed software and terminate the software license agreement.
  8. Obligations after termination
    After the software license agreement is terminated, the user, at the user's own responsibility, shall dispose of the licensed software after rendering it into a state where it cannot be used by third parties, and dispose of reproductions and modifications of the licensed software, and all materials related to the licensed software.
  9. Guarantee of the licensed software
    PENTAX shall not guarantee that the licensed software is suitable for the user's designated purposes, or that the licensed software is useful, or that this licensed software is free from defects, nor shall PENTAX make any other guarantees related to the licensed software.
  10. Exporting the licensed software
    The user shall not directly or indirectly export all or a portion of the licensed software without obtaining the necessary permission from the Government of Japan or the governments of the relevant countries.
  11. PENTAX's responsibilities
    PENTAX A assumes no responsibility under any circumstance for direct or indirect damage or damage from ripple effects that occurs from using the licensed software, for damage to data, programs, or other intangible properties, or for loss of usage benefits and lost profits.
  12. Responsibility for employees
    The user assumes all responsibility that the user's employees (those employees that the user has a responsibility to manage or monitor based on an employment relationship) fully comprehend the obligations set forth in this software license agreement and faithfully fulfill those obligations.

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