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Pentax Optio waterproof camera Day time photos suddenly seriosly overexposed without changing settings. camera shutter also appears to remain open for too long as subject appear very bright and blurred. night time photographys as normal.

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Could be a camera problem but it's possible that your hand or part of a straying finger may be covering the sensor on the front that tells the camera what the exposure is in full auto mode. You'll need to do some test shots making sure there's noting in the way. It could be that the sensor is failing, maybe put the camera into fully manual and take a shot a about 125th of a second at f16 on a bright, sunny day to see if the camera responds with a good image. A good source of information is the manufacturers web site, there may be a firmware download that could fix the problem. Good luck with it.

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When i take pictures on my pentax optio s10 the pictures are coming out black but the lcd screen is working, is there anything i can do to fix this?


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.

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A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.

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It indicates the shutter speed is too slow for you to hold it by hand without something like a tripod.
Either there's not enough light in the conditions you're taking the pictures in, or you need to try changing the settings on the camera, such as increasing the ISO setting, or light sensitivity, so it can use a faster shutter speed.
If it's close range, turn on the flash.
If you can't change the settings, you can try bracing your hand against a fixed object so that the camera doesn't move, and just gently squeeze the button to take the picture. Novices frequently jab the shutter release to take pictures, which will cause blurry pictures from the camera moving.

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Your lens shutter is not closing, causing the overexposure. Your lens will need to be replaced or rebuilt. Sorry.

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does anything on the screen change when you press the display button? will the lens open? have you tried taking photos without the memory card in the camera?

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Sorry we got cut off from the live chat. Here is the link to the manual if you need it; http://www.pentaximaging.com/files/manual/Optio330_IB.pdf It sounds as though you have a problem with the shutter speed, first check again all the settings are ok and normal, try reset to defaults (page 78) and see if you get any change. It could be a mechanical problem, either sticking of the mechanism perhaps due to underuse or exposure to humidity or heat, or a problem with the drive motor for the shutter - maybe a battery problem giving a low voltage to the shutter drive, or to the clock in the processor slowing the shutter down. try a few very gentle slaps of the camera see if this frees something up, take the camera for a drive in your car on fairly rough roads for a while, or putting it on top of the washing machine (make sure it wont fall off) often works well to free up a stuck mechanism. It is just possible that the screen is to blame - see if you can view a picture taken before the problem started, or with a different camera, to see if the screen is the problem. Still no luck try pentax SA direct; http://www.pentax.co.za/teltron/view/teltron/en/page95 Pentax customer service is normally excellent, and their cameras are usually worth getting fixed. Hope this helps, call me back if not :)

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I have found the answer to the date problem. The date is hidden and will not show up unless you insert it during printing. When printing in ACDsee select print image, then click on the CAPTION tab, and de-select the box the says "insert date at lower RH corner" or somthing like that. Once it is de-selected it will stay off untill you select it again. By the way you can look into the camera with Microsoft explorer, or any program to copy or open the picture. In my case it is "drive G". I opened Photoshop and drilled down into the camera through drive G, and was able to open the photo without any special dedicated program.

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Major blurring/sharpness problem with Pentax Optio 50; help!


Thanks for posting the photos.....they tell a lot. You need to return that camera and get a refund. The camera is defective. The first two photos were taken under good lighting conditions and you should have gotten good shots. The last two were taken at low light and the camera was using 1/30th of a second shutter speeds which could account for some blurring due to camera movement. The last one appeared to be a flash shot and it selected 1/30th second. Not a good thing for the camera to do. But all photos have the appearance that you are shooting through a fog. And all photos were shot with an ISO setting of 200. There is something wrong with this camera for that to happen on the first two shots. I checked the EXIF data that is embedded in the photos. That gives you the shutter speed, aperture setting and focal length, ISO settings, and other information. I have not seen a review of the Pentax Optio 50. But the older S50 did not get good reviews. If I were you, I would look for a different brand of camera. For a few dollars more you can get a Nikon 5600.

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