Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-29-2013, 09:52 AM   #16
Pentaxian
aleonx3's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,888
QuoteOriginally posted by fbecht Quote
Hi All,

Thanks for all the replies.

First, my issues about Pentax go a bit deeper than the X-5 problem. Why can't I buy Tamron lenses? (Owned by Pentax). When I started with Pentax eons ago, they were a contender and there were lots of Pentax mount options.

The other day I read about Samyang's Shift lens - visited their site - NOT available in Pentax mount. What!!
Maybe it's because Pentax is more affordable (a shrinking point) than Nikon or Canon. HOWEVER - I agree we get a helluva camera for a lot less money.

Anyway, back to the X-5. This seems to be an issue with this model.

Here's a link on this forum to the problem I am having:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-compact-digital-film-cameras/20992...ml#post2407049

Of course, other point-and-shoots have similar issues. I was just hoping for more from Pentax.It's that I sometimes want a lighter, simpler camera, not always a DSLR

noose.

The problem is repeatable. It is a Low Light (In this case today, outdoors at noon under a porch roof?) Focusing and using Flash. I was attempting to shoot a bird's nest -

locked up! I have been able to reproduce the issue several times. Sometimes the display will come back after 3 to 5 minutes. Other times it is totally locker. Batteries

must be removed, thenr upon replacing you get a "Battery Depleted" message. Camera shuts down, then you can restart.

Guess this may be a full daylight camera only.

I will be sending it in for repair / replacement, but don't have high hopes as support acted like this was never heard of - typical I guess with any manufacturer.

Wish me luck, and thanks again for the replies.

Fred
Understand your frustration but I just fail to see any point of why you think Pentax should spend more resources on a bridge camera and then make it function and work like a DSLR. I used a own a Fuji S20pro which was a fine camera at the time but the battery sucks and the IQ was less than adequate, yet I didn't pay cheap either and see no point of complaining either.


Last edited by aleonx3; 06-30-2013 at 06:41 AM.
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!
digital camera, pentax, pentax cameras, point and shoot
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Macro Demise of a Flying Ant eaglem Post Your Photos! 15 07-24-2012 08:54 PM
Macro Demise of a Spider eaglem Post Your Photos! 9 03-25-2011 09:47 PM
Pentax demise? Keith M Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 37 03-12-2010 10:34 AM
Pentax K-x is has the highest number of clicks in the last 5 days ontarioexplorer Pentax News and Rumors 57 01-08-2010 09:39 PM
Photo.net: Rumor of Pentax's Demise peerSr Pentax News and Rumors 36 05-28-2008 07:45 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:52 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.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