Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-14-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
Veteran Member




Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Scarborough, Ontario
Photos: Albums
Posts: 488
Can you harm your camera by using continous shooting or movie?

Can you *harm* your camera by using continuous shooting or movie? I noticed that my K-X got really hot near the lcd screen and menu buttons. I held down my continuous shot and tried to see how fast it could go, or well how many photos I could take to fill up the buffer... could I have damaged my buffer?

OMG SUPER BAD TYPO


Last edited by NecroticSoldier; 03-14-2010 at 03:12 PM. Reason: Typo
03-14-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
hcc
Pentaxian
hcc's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,482
There were some earlier discussion on heating during video mode with both K-x and K-7. See threads in PentaxForums.com - The Largest Pentax-Dedicated Photography Forum Community- Home. First I would suggest that you check that you have the lastest firmware update. The firmware 1.03 improve drastically the K-7 video mode. I do not now the advantages of the firmware 1.01 for the K-x.

Second, I am not sure why your K-x would become hot near the LCD during continuous shooting. In [Hi] continuous shooting, you need to switch off any PP and LCD display to maximise the burst rate. In other words, the LCD should be off during the entire burst.

With my K-7, I have had no problem of heat in [Hi] continuous shooting, even in a burst of up to 60 s at 5.2 fps.

It will be interesting to hear from other pentaxians of any problem or lack of problem in continuous shooting mode...
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
advice for shooting a horse (with a camera)? Keebler Photographic Technique 12 04-14-2010 01:20 PM
Gun camera, for all your shooting needs Steinback Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 1 12-18-2009 09:30 PM
Continous High/Low Speed FPS Reportage Pentax DSLR Discussion 4 11-18-2009 06:32 PM
Street shooting (in 2005) with my 51 year old camera (at the time) .. Jack Simpson Post Your Photos! 6 08-01-2009 12:25 AM
Pentax K10D and shooting movie stills for a friend LadyJ Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 3 04-07-2007 12:49 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:46 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top