This Function Expand Firmware has been designed to further enhance the performance and operability of your PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome by adding the latest functions and new setting to the camera
Function Expand Information (Version 2.12)Download
By upgrading PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome （ver.2.12), the following function is added.
Function Expand Information (Version 2.10)
By upgrading PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome （ver.2.10), the following function is added.
Fx button While Pressed option
The Fx button allows you to assign a desired camera function to each control button. It has now been enhanced with the While Pressed option, which lets you activate a specific function when the Fx button is kept depressed.
Functions that can be assigned to the While Pressed option:
- User AF
- AE Lock
- Preset Sv
- Preset Tv
- Preset Av
- AE Metering
- Flash Mode
- HDR Capture
- AA Filter Simulator
- Shooting Info Display
Control buttons that can be used with the While-Pressed option:
- Shake Reduction button
- RAW bytton
- Operation lock button
- AE Metering button
- Playback button
- AE Lock button
- Drive Mode button
- Outdoor View Setting button
- Fx button
- Custom Image button
Function Expand Information (Version 2.00)
By upgrading PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome （ver.2.00), the following function is added.
1. AF. C Setting（during viewfinder shooting）
・AF point tracking in AF.C
Type 3 setting added to existing AF Point Tracking options
Uses both the AF and AE sensor information to track with AF points.
Uses only the AF sensor information to track with AF points.
Uses only the AF sensor information to track with the selected AF points intensively.
Type 3 tracks the subject by prioritizing the selected AF points while taking other AF points into account, so the user can keep the subject in focus without moving away from the selected AF points.
・Focus sensitivity setting in AF.C
Focus sensitivity in AF.C mode (autofocus status on the subject moving in the direction of depth) can be selected from five settings.
When capturing the subject moving in the direction of depth, the user can choose one of five tracking levels: from Emphasize Trackability, designed to make minute adjustment of the lens position in relation to the shift in focus position, to Emphasize Stability, designed to drive the lens only when a considerable shift is detected in focus position.
AF Tracking mechanism activated when the subject makes even a slight motion in the direction of depth
Conventional AF tracking mechanism, set as default
AF Tracking mechanism activated when the subject makes a large motion in the direction of depth
2. Box setting data export/import functions added
Boxes let the user save up to 10 sets of frequently used settings. The settings saved in each box can be assigned to one of five User Mode positions. The latest function expansion provides a pair of new box functions: reading out (or saving) export the settings data stored on a box to an SD card; and uploading import the settings stored on an SD card to the K-3 Mark III camera body. In addition to settings saved in boxes, the user can also read out export the current camera settings to an SD card.
Note: Saved data cannot be shared between the K-3 Mark III Monochrome and K-3 Mark III.
Other Enhanced Feature
An increase in the number of images that can be captured during continuous shooting in Crop mode