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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 Feb 09, 2020


Honestly I have never heard of this one. Most likely you shorted the board inside the camera. Was it ever exposed to water? You may need to send in for repair. Check instruction manual and see if you can do a factory restore. If that doesnt work contact tech support.

Pentax K10D Body... | Answered on Feb 01, 2018


normally cost $199 is the dc-dc converter circuit , but try this put new batteries or the original Pentax battery and see what happen , U can update the firmware in the camera maybe that fix that problem .

Pentax K200D 10... | Answered on Nov 01, 2017


Before you do anything just make sure that the battery you use is a hot one. Then also check to see if you can reset the camera software to factory defaults - you may have to contact mfg for this. If no positive results you may have to resort to repair provided it is cost effective - may not be.

Pentax K200D... | Answered on Sep 22, 2017


Might be temporary lack of communication between lens and body - try cleaning the contacts on both gently with a lint-free cloth and a very little IPA.

Pentax K100D... | Answered on Jul 17, 2017


If you post a query here, you may find someone who has had similar issues and can offer assistance. https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/131-visitors-center

Pentax K200D 10... | Answered on Jun 10, 2017


One or more of the image files are corrupted. This can happen when the camera batteries fail at an inopportune time (while a file is being saved, for instance), when the SD card is removed from the computer without being ejected, or when the files on the SD are manipulated (such as rotating it) on the computer and then returning the card to the camera.
Even though the camera may not be able to read or display these files, I have found that sometimes the computer is still able to. Before giving up on all the images, try them in a computer both via one or more card readers or directly in an SD card slot.
If all else fails, you can reuse the SD card by formatting it in the camera.

Pentax K20D... | Answered on Dec 01, 2015


Move the automatic/manual focus switch (on the lower right of the lens mount as you look into the lens) to manual. Focus manually by turning the focus adjustment on the lens itself - align the split image as you would with your old camera and take the picture.
(Use a handheld light meter and set the f/stop and shutter speed appropriately - the K200D doesn't have a visible meter. I would recommend bracketing your exposures -up a stop and down a stop from the 'appropriate' stop.)

Pentax K200D... | Answered on Dec 01, 2015


Check that the auto/manual focus switch (on the lower right of the lens mount as you look into the lens) is not on manual focus. If so, move it to automatic.

Pentax K20D... | Answered on Dec 01, 2015


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


The K100D works with SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card. While SDHC cards fit into SD slots, they will not work in devices not designed for SDHC. Apparently your wife's Canon is newer and SDHC-compatible.
The K100D is limited to SD cards, which max out at 2GB.

Pentax K100D... | Answered on Jan 31, 2015


This can also happen when the lens have an aperture adjustment ring, and it is not set to the "Auto" setting ("A", on my Sigma)/

Pentax K200D... | Answered on Jan 31, 2015

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