Question about Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera
There's quite a simple fix to this.
Disconnect the camera and turn it on. Press Menu and move to the the little 'tool icon' tab. Under 'USB connection', change the setting from PC to Pictbridge. Press OK. Connect your Optio to your PC and that should work.
Posted on Feb 04, 2008
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Posted on Jun 11, 2009
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Posted on Dec 30, 2008
You can also just download the drivers, expand the download (defaults to c:\usbsw25). When vista asks for a disk say you don't have it but tell it you want to locate the file. Browse to C:\usbsw25\program files\PENTAX\PENTAX USB DISK Device\Windows2KXP. The driver installs and works fine.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
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Posted on Oct 28, 2008
Nicklaus87- thank you so much!!! It was such a frustrating problem and now it's solved. you are awesome.
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
Nicklaus87, you saved me day. thanks for the solution
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
Nicklaus87 you are right. It works now. Thanks a lot!
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
I tried downloading the drivers from the pentax site and they didn't work. However when I installed the drivers directly from the CD it worked fine!
1 - Plug in camera
2 - Let wizard search for software
3 - It asks if you have a CD, and if so, put it in.
4 - The wizard successfully installs drivers off the CD (even though the CD says it only supports through XP)
Hopefully you still have a CD, if not, I don't know what to do!
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
No the Pentax Optio S5i does not support an 8gb memory card.
8gb would be an SDHD card, the S5i came out before SDHD so it does not support them.
Standard Secure Digital Cards come up to 4GB in size so you could use one of these. The highest standard card I have is 2gb and that is fine in mine.
My S5i locks up if you put an SDHD card in.
The only firmware update that Pentax supply does not effect this, SDHD needs different hardware.
Posted on Jan 31, 2010
You might want to consider NOT connecting your camera to the computer.
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.
Posted on Jul 09, 2010
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