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06-29-2013, 09:52 AM   #16
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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:

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


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.

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.

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