20 Most Recent Pentax K100D Super Digital SLR Camera Questions & Answers


"AV" means apeture priority. This means that you set the apeture that the camera will use, and it decides the shutter speed. The flashing "av" means that you've picked an apeture that the camera can't pick a suitable shutter speed for at this light level. I would suggest picking a different apeture, or switch the camera to full automatic mode via the dial on the top left of the camera.

Pentax K100D... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


I suspect dirty contacts on either lens or body. Clean contacts. Should alleviate problem. This happened to my K100d.

Pentax K100D... | Answered on Dec 25, 2010


You will need the owners manual to check its operations
Here is a website that will let you download it for free
It will be about midway in the center of the page were to click on to down load
If you CAN NOT GET THIS CAMERA TO OPERATE AS THE MANUAL SUGGEST, RETURN IT

http://www.dphotojournal.com/pentax-k100d-super-review-sample-photos/

Pentax K100D... | Answered on Dec 16, 2010


You can download a manual from the support section of the Pentax website.

Pentax K100D... | Answered on Jul 09, 2010


You can't.

In Auto Pict mode the camera selects the best of the pre-set Scene modes for the photograph which you're about to take. It's basically a variation of fully automatic mode, so the camera selects everything for you.

Auto Pict and Auto are designed to let anyone pick up your camera and take a fully automated snapshot without needing to worry about what settings to use.

To alter the shutter speeds you need to select an appropriate mode such as shutter priority or manual.

Pentax K100D... | Answered on Jan 16, 2010


Hello,

I don't own a K10D, but I do own a K100D which I have successfully used both manual focus & auto-focus lenses from my old Pentax stash!

1) If it is a manual focus lens, you need to turn off Autofocus on the body of your K10D. On my K100D, there is a switch on the side of the lens mount that says [-MF or -AF]. "-MF" is manual focus mode & "-AF" is autofocus mode. Since your lens doesn't have autofocus capability, turn it to the "-MF" mode.

Also . . . When I press "Menu" and go to "Custom Setting", I change two settings . . .

1) I change "Using aperture ring" to "Permitted". This allows you to use manual lenses (M lenses) that do not have an auto(exposure) setting, and also lets you use Auto lenses (A, KA, KA2, FA, etc.) in either the Auto or manual aperture setting modes.

2) I change "Fl with S lens used" so that even with a manual focus lens, although I don't have autofocus capability, my K100D beeps and shows a little red square in the viewfinder when I have successfully focused manually!

The K10D should have the same options.

This should get you up and running!

I have had a load of fun with my old lens on my new digital Pentax!

Take care & Happy Imaging!
Glen
:)

Pentax K100D... | Answered on Sep 20, 2009


No... that camera (same as mine) does not have that feature.
Practice viewing the picture as soon as you take it. You'll get used to it.

If you want to "test" the shot and not save the pic, then instead of pressing the shutter switch, move the on/off switch past the "ON" position (it is spring-loaded and will return to the "ON" position).

Pentax K100D... | Answered on Sep 20, 2009


Hello,

It may be the equipment or it may be the way you are holding / taking the picture.

Here are suggestions on how to take better zoom lens pictures (this also applies to any camera) before you start diving into the equipment.

1) Use the fastest shutter speed possible. This reduces the amount of time of exposure, this limiting the amount of motion blur that can happen.
2) Don't hold the camera by hand. Either use a tri-pod or rest the camera on something stable, like a wall, rock, bench, etc. This makes it less likely that the camera will move when you are taking the picture, thus reducing motion blurr in the image.
3) If you have to hold the camera by hand, hold the zoom lens with your left hand (because it is more towards the center of gravity than the camera is) & try to slow your breathing & take the picture between heart beats.
4) Also, another thing that helps is to use a remote shutter release (such as that rubber bulb or plunger attached to the shutter release). I would also say using the self-timer would help, but the K1000 doesn't have that. This is so the camera doesn't shake from you pushing the shutter release button.
5) Make sure the lens is clean! Even get one of those lens pens from your local camera shop.

If you have tried all (or most of these) then its time to start looking at your equipment, such as . . . is your shutter getting stuck when exposing, thus lengthening the exposure and making for a blurring shot or do you need glasses? <grin -- which is why I find it really difficult to use manual focus equipement now, because my eye sight is really bad!>

Take care & Happy Imaging!
Glen
:)

Pentax K100D... | Answered on Jul 26, 2008


The picture displays after the file has finished saving - if the speed of your SD card is slow, it can take quite a while before the picture is displayed. It also takes a while (up to a minute or more) if the shutter speed is low and the picture is mostly black (taking nighttime moon shots for instance).
Try using a better quality (higher speed) SD card.

Pentax K Cameras | Answered on Dec 01, 2015


Your old Pentax lenses uses the Pentax K mount. The current Pentax digital SLRs all use the same K mount so the lenses will fit on them. You obviously won't get all the features available on new lenses, such as autofocus, but they should all work fine.

Pentax K Cameras | Answered on Dec 31, 2012


http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/man-pdf/optio-e30.pdf
Instruction manual
Does the SD card have enough room / is it fast enough for video?
(the E30 records Standard def video so it should be OK)
Do you get any error messages at all?
Does it allow you to record video and then fail, or can you not activate recording in the first place?

Pentax Cameras | Answered on Nov 05, 2019


Hi, Penny,

I'm sure you will get a great deal of pleasure out of your new acquisition. To get a manual, try using Google 'Pentax SV camera manual'. You can get a great deal of help, advice and assistance from PentaxForums.com as well.

Pentax Cameras | Answered on Oct 04, 2019


To what camera does this statement (it is not a query) apply ?

Pentax Cameras | Answered on Sep 28, 2019


Hello, Susan -

Fixya.com does not have updated drivers for any computerized equipment.

If you have not already done so, I suggest you contact Pentax directly regarding an updated driver for your Optio RX18.

Pentax is owned by Richoh.

You may be able to find assistance from another Optio RX18 owner through the PentaxForums.com :
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/7-pentax-compact-cameras/194995-pentax-optio-rx18-rz18.html
You will need to register (free) to post a question on a forums.
Best wishes.

Pentax Cameras | Answered on Sep 04, 2019

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