20 Most Recent Pentax Optio 33LF Digital Camera Questions & Answers


SD cards max out at 2GB. The A6 does not work with higher-capacity SDHC cards.

Pentax Optio... | Answered on May 23, 2014


This camera accepts a 512 mb sd card maximum. If you try 1 GB or bigger, takes a couple of shots and freezes.

Pentax Optio... | Answered on May 14, 2014


Look at your memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Pentax Optio... | Answered on Feb 17, 2014


Look at the memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Pentax Optio... | Answered on Feb 17, 2014


Actually, this camera has no sound recording. Does not have a mic or any sound recording mechanism at all. I used a mp3 music player and recorder to record the sound while recording images with the camera and bonded them together by video edition software.

Pentax Optio... | Answered on Dec 05, 2013


Mine had that trouble too. Sometimes worked and sometimes stop working the buttons. I depressed some of them, random and angry and suddenly came back to work again.

Pentax Optio... | Answered on Dec 05, 2013


Are you sure your card is an SD card and not an SDHC card? The 33LF works with SD cards, 2GB or smaller. It will not work with higher-capacity SDHC cards.

Pentax Optio... | Answered on Dec 05, 2013


There are several possible causes for "memory card locked", "memory card error", "not formatted", or "no memory card". The most common is trying to use a 4GB or higher SDHC card with an older camera made before SDHC format came out. Other causes include problems with the tiny slide switch on the side of the card, or the electrical contact switch internal to the camera. The problem may also arise from simple formatting problems if the card has never been formatted in the camera (note that this will also erase the card). Troubleshooting tips for this problem may be found at this link.

Pentax Optio... | Answered on Jun 06, 2011


Check to make sure battery compartment isn't damaged. If it isn't might be time for a new camera...sorry

Pentax Optio... | Answered on Mar 26, 2011


For that age camera the max is normally 2gb SD card. Be careful you don't buy anything larger like a 4gb SDHC thinking it will let you just use 2gb as it is highly unlikely.

This link goes to a memory supplier which shows 2Gb as the maximum. Not that I'm recommending you get any from them, just an example.

http://www.memory-up.com/Memory/PentaxOptio333.html

Pentax Optio... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011


Try replacing the Memory Card with a smaller capacity one - under 512mb at the most then remove and re-install the batteries (make sure they are charged up) It worked for me !

Pentax Optio... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011


My 33LF had the same problem with a 1gb Memory Card. I have replaced it with a 512mb card and it seems to be working perfectly. I was told that the capacity of the 1gb card exceeds the capacity of the camera.

Pentax Optio... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011


My 33LF won't work with even a 1gb Memory Card. It freezez up as you describe.So far it seems happy enough with 512mb cards. A camera shop operator told me that the capacity of the card exceeds the capacity of the camera and it seems he was right.

Pentax Optio... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011


My Optio 33LF gave the same "card not formatted" message and then shut down completely at a family party.  I took it to the Pentax Canada depot which is nearby and the technician said the main circuit board was gone.  A C$130 part + labour estimate = time for a new camera !   

Pentax Optio... | Answered on Jul 29, 2010


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as might have come with your camera.

Pentax Optio... | Answered on Jul 28, 2010

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