Hacking the version 2.0 firmware

Started Dec 2, 2005 | Discussions thread
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Mousehill Veteran Member • Posts: 7,534
Hacking the version 2.0 firmware

With my limited programming skills I took a look into the .bin file of the version 2.0 firmware for the DS.

There are a lot of tweaks still open that Pentax didn't make use of so far. Some were adjusted, but not to full effect. I think Pentax can tweak this firmware even further till at least version 6.92

I adjusted some things to fit my own shooting style already and my DS now has the following tweaks:

  • Faster autofocus; it focusses with the speed of my own eyes now

  • Image magnification; 1:5 maximum lifesize on the sensor

  • Sensor stability; even at 1/3s my 400mm zoom shows no blur!

  • Zip storage of images: Now 74 RAW images fit on my 512MB card

  • Multiple segment metering; increased to 24 zones

This should do it untill at least february for me.
Please note that this .bin is not available for Beta testing.

Cheers,
Mike
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