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12-03-2014, 04:14 PM   #1
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Tablet connection


I just got my K-3 two days ago, and i do a bit of timelapsing that i hope the k-3 could be perfect for.
However there are one big issue i got and maybe some of you can help me in the right direction.

I used a software called DSLRdashboard with my old cannon 450d, really handy when it comes to making holy grail shots!

My problem now is that i cant find any software for android tablet that i can connect my K-3 with by cable.
Each time i connect it i get the message Pc-5 or Pc-P on the top display and nothing else works.
I want a software that lets me take timelapse images and change the camera appature either by wi-fi or cable.
The flucard has one lack which is essentialand that is histogram view... I need that to make it work so thats why the DSLR-dashboard
is my nr1 choice.

So to summarize it up:

1. Does anyone know how to connect to the DSLRdashboard with K-3 ?
2. Is there a android software that works with cable usage (Not flucard)
3. What does the Pc-P & Pc-5 mean?

If there is anyone that uses the K-3 to make timelapses i would like to hear what you use
And if this thread was unclear please ask and i will try to explain myself better!

12-03-2014, 04:20 PM   #2
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The flucard is pretty much your only option. The only current Pentax camera that supports wired tethering and live view in the 645Z.

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There is no cabled tethering available for the k-3.

Not familiar with DSLRdashboard but I would assume it is Canon only, yes?

FLUcard is at this time the only tethering solution available

There was an indie program developed called PK_tether but I think it only works on earlier cameras, not k-3 AFAIK.
12-04-2014, 06:46 AM   #4
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No solution...?

Thanks for the reply Adam & Jatrax!

I need som kind of control of the camera either wireless or cabled, and with the Flucard i read that it only works in single shot mode (WHY?) which is kind of useless when doing timelapse photography...
Its kind of frustrating that there seem to be no 3rd party software that could solve these things...

Im going to use the weekend to think about returning the K-3 for another camera. I wanted a upgrade from the old 450d in ALL aspects, but this was in my use-case a downgrade:/

Well enough complaining, i will keep looking for a solution!
If you think of something else that might help please give me a shout

Thanks again


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