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04-07-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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K-5 low battery shutter lock bug

Have you ever wondered what the K-5 shutter looks like? I got the recipe!
Low battery, continuous AF, hi-speed shooting (bursting) and high shutter speed makes the shutter lock and the back LCD to go black. Buttons don't react incl on/off, the top LCD stays on and SR is engaged. Pulling the battery jumps the shutter bit and shows a lever and replacing the battery resets the camera to regular condition.

It's nothing wrong with the camera, just a depleted battery and some fun experimented to see the shutter in action. It's interesting how it stays in one position when first locking up and a second one when pulling the battery.

Here's the video if you're interested:
Pentax K-5 Low Battery bug - YouTube


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It won't embed for some reason so here it is again:
Pentax K-5 Low Battery bug - YouTube
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I realized why it didn't embed so here we go:
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Yes, my camera does the same thing. Low battery level and AF-C is a recipe for locking the camera up. The rest of the time it is fine.

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