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12-25-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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Pentax X-5 Freezing

Just bought my wife and X-5 for Christmas... It has frozen 6 times on write within the first 30 or so shots. We had to pull the batteries each time. It was using a new memory card, so I put in an older one that works fine in my K-5. The 3 shots with the new card were OK, and it froze again on write (4th shot). Then I shot about 6 more after pulling the batteries and it froze again.

It looks like I have a dud. Agree?

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Or it could be the batteries. Have you tried a different set or a different type?

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12-25-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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Just did... Froze again on the second shot... I am losing credibility with my wife on my selection of Cameras. She wanted a Fuji or Panasonic bridge camera. The price plus good ratings sold me on the X-5, but she thinks I picked it now because I was blinded by my love for my K-5.
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Have you tried formatting the card on the camera prior to taking any shots?

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The only problem my wife has been having with hers is doing her own post processing. I'm getting tired, but she's starting to find her way around. She just swapped her desktop wallpaper with a shot she took.

I would second the motion to format the card in camera, and try again. Claire's using rechargeable batteries and they work okay. The batteries you are using could be part of the problem.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mcgerm Quote
Just bought my wife and X-5 for Christmas ... It looks like I have a dud. Agree?
My brother-in-law recently bought a X-5, and took multiple family Christmas pictures today without any problems at all.

Any chance of exchanging it? It really is a fine camera, and shares the similar menus and functions of our Pentax DSLRs.
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Have you tried formatting the card on the camera prior to taking any shots?
I formatted the new card and shot 6 pictures and a Panorama. So far no freezing. Tomorrow's Christmas #2 with my sister should be a good confirming test.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
The only problem my wife has been having with hers is doing her own post processing. I'm getting tired, but she's starting to find her way around. She just swapped her desktop wallpaper with a shot she took.

I would second the motion to format the card in camera, and try again. Claire's using rechargeable batteries and they work okay. The batteries you are using could be part of the problem.
No the 2nd Christmas with my sister did not prove out the formatting of the card... It has been freezing repeatedly.

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