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11-04-2013, 07:43 AM   #1
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Do Pentax Cameras Come With an HDMI Out Cable?

My understanding is that, while Pentax cameras can't to tethering (not counting FLU card), they can do HDMI out. What I cannot remember is whether or not my camera (K-30) came with the cable, or if I need to order one. I'm planning on using this feature soon so I am very interested in buying a cable asap, if my camera did not come with one (I have no idea where I left the box and am trying to decide if I should bother looking for it). If it doesn't come with one, any recommendations for a cable? I'm planning on hooking it up to a tv or a monitor.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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No Pentax cameras come with an HDMI out cable.
HDMI cables are everywhere, so whatever pricepoint you are comfortable with is fine.
Be aware that on the K5 and K30 the HDMI connection is a "mini" connection.

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No.
No Pentax cameras come with an HDMI out cable.
HDMI cables are everywhere, so whatever pricepoint you are comfortable with is fine.
Be aware that on the K5 and K30 the HDMI connection is a "mini" connection.

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It's good to know that they don't come with the cable. That will save me the headache of having to find the box. Do you know if the K-3 also uses mini? Thanks.
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It's good to know that they don't come with the cable. That will save me the headache of having to find the box. Do you know if the K-3 also uses mini? Thanks.
The 'mini' connector is equivalent to C-type.
The K3 manual mentions D-type for HDMI, or 'micro' HDMI. It is smaller.
See also HDMI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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My understanding is that, while Pentax cameras can't to tethering
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Have they been improved? The last time I tried them out with my K-30, they would crash very frequently. Thanks for the links.
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Just looked at my K-30 and I guess it doesn't have an HDMI out port. It does have PC/Video out port. Does anyone know where I can find this cable? I see a few possible cables on Amazon, but I have no idea if I'm looking at the right one.

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So I finally received the HDMI cable for my K-01. I was a little disappointed to find out that I can't view things in real-time. I have to take a picture with the cable unplugged and then view it on whatever the hdmi cable is attached to. The camera doesn't let me take any pictures if it's plugged in. I'm hoping I messed something up and didn't change a setting.

I don't know if it makes a difference, but I had it plugged in to an lcd projector and not a field monitor.
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