Pentax has just released updated firmware for its K20D DSLR. The update, which takes the camera to version 1.01, addresses the problem characterized on the DPReview forums in which 'hot' pixels could appear when the 2-second self times was used.

The official description is that the update will: "minimize the noise when taking picture with 2 seconds self-timer mode."

The download, which takes up over 7MB, is available from Pentax Japan for Mac and PC users. UK customers will be able to get hold of the file from 10:00 this morning. Instructions on how to install the update are included and recommend using a fully charged battery to ensure the process isn't interrupted.

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