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06-05-2011, 04:10 AM   #1
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K-20 D problem

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I have a camera K-20 D and the settings in the user or green mode do not stay record.

Every time I turn on the camera, I have to redo the settings.

Why?

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I set this:

Jpeg Quality: ****
File Format: RAW+
Raw File Format: DNG

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But when I turn on the camera the setting is return to original setting:


Jpeg Quality: ***
File Format: Jpeg
Raw File Format: PEF



Why ?

Thanks

06-05-2011, 04:19 AM   #2
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You cannot change the options in Green Mode - it will always shoot in JPEG ***.
If you want RAW+, change the options in the non green modes and do not go back to green mode. If you want a full auto mode, but still want to shoot RAW+, then flip to P mode.
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You cannot change the options in Green Mode - it will always shoot in JPEG ***.
If you want RAW+, change the options in the non green modes and do not go back to green mode. If you want a full auto mode, but still want to shoot RAW+, then flip to P mode.

I have two k-20 D and the first the settings stay record but the second not stay record.
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For User mode there is an option in the menu to save the user mode. Once you save it, it will not change.

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For User mode there is an option in the menu to save the user mode. Once you save it, it will not change.

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It's OK for user mode but for green mode why the setting can't stay record ?
06-05-2011, 09:40 PM   #6
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Read my post above.
You CANNOT shoot in RAW in green mode.
It is the 'point and shoot' mode that is set for ONLY JPEG shooting.

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The manual is available for download from Pentax and this (for the most part) is all in the manual. One other consideration is the firmware version on both your cameras. Sometimes there is minor variation in behavior between versions.


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Read my post above.
You CANNOT shoot in RAW mode in green mode.
It is the 'point and shoot' mode that is set for ONLY JPEG shooting.

I have two k-20 D and the first in green mode shoot in RAW but the second not shoot RAW.

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I cannot explain how you managed to get your camera to shoot RAW images in green mode, and I can't find any reference in the manual about it, but I know that Green mode doesn't permit RAW shooting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
I cannot explain how you managed to get your camera to shoot RAW images in green mode, and I can't find any reference in the manual about it, but I know that Green mode doesn't permit RAW shooting.
My K20D v1.04 just did when I switched it over to the green mode to take a photo.
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Can you tell us how this comes about.
Every camera I've owned so far did not give me the option to change file fomat in green mode. The menu options were greyed out (K-5/K20D/K10D/*ist D). So I'd be interested to know if you can change file format to RAW in green mode on your camera.

Other references:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/K5/K5MODES.HTM
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/90880-no-raw-green-mode-k-7-a.html

On the K-7 (according to the operating manual):
Using the Green Mode
Lets you capture images with fully automatic settings.
In Green mode, pictures are taken with the following settings:
• Program Line: AUTO
• File Format: JPEG
• JPEG Recorded Pixels: 14M
• JPEG Quality: ***
• Sensitivity: AUTO
• Metering Method: Multi-segment Metering
• AF Point: Auto
• White Balance: AWB (Auto)
• Custom Image: Bright
• Shake Reduction: On
• Color Space: sRGB

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And here is a snapshot of the K-5's manual to state the same:

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I have never used my K20D (bought used) in Green mode before. It was already configured to take PEF RAW files and all I did was switch it over to the Green Mode and it took a photo in RAW.


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QuoteOriginally posted by RollsUp Quote
I have never used my K20D (bought used) in Green mode before. It was already configured to take PEF RAW files and all I did was switch it over to the Green Mode and it took a photo in RAW.
I have had the K20d for over 3 years--never updated software. I just put it in the Green Mode and it shoots Raw files. Like you, I already had it configured for Raw shooting, and simply switched the dial to green to try it out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jewelltrail Quote
I have had the K20d for over 3 years--never updated software. I just put it in the Green Mode and it shoots Raw files. Like you, I already had it configured for Raw shooting, and simply switched the dial to green to try it out.
Ditto for the K10D. I checked it out shortly after my previous post on this thread. Green mode shoots whatever the camera is set up for in the config. OTOH my old Canon G2 switches to JPEG in green mode and I do believe that behavior is common enough.


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