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04-14-2010, 01:16 PM   #1
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When batteries run out.............

I am presuming that the reason i am taking pictures and they are all of a sudden having a dark wash all over them is becuase the batteries need changing?
The indicator only shows 1/2 yellow. I even reset camera and put on auto mode and the pictures look the same so i know its nothing to do with any settings i have. I have the latest firmware but i was suprised that this is what happens when the batteries are running out.


04-14-2010, 02:54 PM   #2
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I run my batteries right down and this has never happened to me. (K-x)
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I can also run my batteries until they are literally dead flat on the K-x, with no impact on image quality.

An image, with EXIF intact, showing the 'dark wash' you describe, would be useful.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jacos Quote
I am presuming that the reason i am taking pictures and they are all of a sudden having a dark wash all over them is becuase the batteries need changing?
The indicator only shows 1/2 yellow. I even reset camera and put on auto mode and the pictures look the same so i know its nothing to do with any settings i have. I have the latest firmware but i was suprised that this is what happens when the batteries are running out.
I've never heard of expiring batteries causing an issue with regard to image quality. Could you please post an example?

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I am posting this because I want to see the sample... as I have never seen this on my camera...
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When I had my K100D I never had dead batteries effect the image quality of my photos. When ever the batteries did not have enough juice the camera will tell you that the batteries are dead and then shut off.
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So did you actually put new batteries/recharged batteries in and then this stopped happening?
04-15-2010, 01:13 AM   #8
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With my K100D, so far I never encountered dead batteries that affect the image quality of my photos.
When the batteries did not have enough power the camera will tell you that the batteries are dead and then shut off. This does not have any effect on the image quality.
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Panic over -for some reason the exposure comp was all the way to the left. Even stayed there after i reset the camera?
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Sounds right - I wouldn't expect a reset to affect exposure compensation any more than it affects shutter speed or any other shot-to-shot setting. Just the menu settings.
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And no, exposure is not related to battery charge...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jacos Quote
Panic over -for some reason the exposure comp was all the way to the left. Even stayed there after i reset the camera?
That is the default but one of my most cherished Pentax-only setting is that you can select what the camera resets on power-off. This saves me errors which happen to me when I shoot with other brands of DSLRs.

Specifically, I prefer the camera to reset EC, WB, ISO and drive mode. Having this set to anything other than the base setting after powering off the camera is 99.99% of time an error because in all likelyhood when I am done a shoot, the next shoot won't be anything like it.

- Itai

PS: Thank you Pentax for having this feature.
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Thanks for posting this... yesterday after my batts died, mine did the same thing for one shot, and I knew exactly what to look for!
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