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View Poll Results: Have you experienced any problems with your K-3?
My K-3 has never had any problems 5963.44%
My K-3 has or have had minor problems that do not render it unusable 3032.26%
My K-3 has or have had major problems that render it unusable 44.30%
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11-23-2013, 03:47 PM   #61
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Adam, you may be right and hopefully you are. You just never know whether something is software or hardware limited. Well, somebody does but it's not us.

11-23-2013, 04:02 PM   #62
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Sounds like a firmware fix might be what you need. Others have reported something similar to this too.
I Hope a firmware fix comes out soon with all this issues with the penta k-3 I can not imagine pentax repairing or replacing all these cameras. If I where them I would do a firmware as quick as possible to avoid returns. Dont forget most of us have a 30 day return policy I don't think they what to deal with that...Just My Thoughts.............
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Just had another problem today which just went away. I was photographing some objects in the manual mode, camera oriented straight down from a tripod, shake reduction off, f/11 at around 1/40 sec, 2 second delay, using the 18-135mm Pentax lens.

When I triggered off my second shot, the camera made a startling noise like the shutter was machine-gunning continuously. This continued for about 5 seconds. I turned the camera off, and after another second or two, the noise stopped. I checked my shots, and no picture was taken. I thought for a moment I'd have to remove the battery to make it stop. When I looked through the viewfinder, I saw the object I was trying to photograph, but very cloudy and with lots of spots as though seeing it through a very dirty window. Spooked me, but the phenom has not returned. I turned the camera on again, and things returned to normal. I chalked it up to another random firmware glitch. Pentax/Ricoh Imaging, are you listening? Is firmware update 1.01 coming soon?


P.S. The movies I take, when played on my computer, do not have sound. They do when I play them back on the camera, but not the computer. Perhaps I have older software that does not recognize the sound track. Annoying.
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Just as I thought of starting a similar thread, I came across this thread, and since I had compiled a "list" of reported issues on this Forum, I might as well contribute.
In spite of everything and anything that has been said about K3 reliability issues, I nevertheless have decided to order my own K3 .... so take this list with a grain of salt and decide for yourself.

Note that some seem like genuine "issues", some are the user's fault(s); some are "annoyances" rather than actual defects.
Here is the list which will likely contain some of the reported reliability "issues" in this thread:

K-3 flash issue
November 6 2013

Odd shutter issue - "firmware 1.0" problem?
November 11, 2013

K-3 delay when using the flash
November 14, 2013

My First K-3 Glitch
November 17, 2013

Power on issues
November 17, 2013

K-3 Power-on issue
November 17, 2013

K3 cancel AF and Continuous shooting problem
November 18, 2013

Top LCD problem
November 19, 2013

K3 cold weather focus issues
November 21, 2013


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