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The Pentax K-5 supports only recording video in the MPEG format. Does a firmware update or hack exist that would allow recording in AVCHD?

Are there software hacks for the Pentax DSLRs at all?

Related: Can a Pentax K-5 record more than 4 GB of video with an SDXC card?

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Also related:… – coneslayer Mar 18 '12 at 19:47
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Short answer to the basic question: no, there's no hack to do this on the K-5 that I'm aware of (and I've been a Pentax shooter pre-digital).

As to the second, sort of, question: yes, there is some software hacking. The Pentax line does have a debug mode and people are accessing it, details can be found on the Pentax Hack site, though I don't think they've managed to kick the K-5 into this mode.

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