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Pentax S5i Hi I just bought a used Pentax Optio S5i camera.It only comes with the camera batterie and charger but,- no bundled cd software to program the camera to my pc.I bought this camera becuase my Optio s4i had got stolen.My question is,-will the S4i cd program that I have downloaded previously work with the S5i camera? I need to transfer pics to my computer and wanted to know if the S4i will be ok.Otherwise I have to find the cd program that came with the camera.PLease help Thanx

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I have lost my cd for my optio s5i pentax camera and have a new laptop how can I get another cd or download software so I can transfer photos onto my laptop

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I have pentax optio s5i camera. I want to download the photos and videos from the camera to the PC. Kindly let me know whaich software is copatiable for this


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. Just do a Google search for "photo catalog software."

Nov 12, 2010 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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Upgraded to Windows 7 & it no longer recognises my Pentax Optio S5i camera ? Cannot download my photos since installing Windows 7. Can we get updated software for my camera ?


HI there there try to download the windows 7 camera driver from pentax website. It will start work then. Another way is remove the memory card & put in in a card reader then you can also transfer all photos from card to computer For further help ask me . Thanks.

Mar 23, 2010 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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I have a windows vista laptop and have lost my software cd for my camera - ...pentax optio s5i... . Where can i download the software, for vista online?


You don't need any software.


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, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo cataloging program such as Windows Photo Gallery or Picasa.

Jan 03, 2010 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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Can a pentax optio S5i support a 8GB memory card? Do I need to download a driver to support an 8GB memory card/


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.

Jan 02, 2010 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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Cannot the camera on pc without the software or driver


The driver/Software available for Pentax Optio S5i is only for Windows XP.
You can download the Driver from here

Regards, WAQAR.

Nov 25, 2009 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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I have lost the cd software for the pentax optio s5i, what can I do?


You don't need any software.


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, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Oct 29, 2009 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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I've lost the cd-rom disk (s-sw25) for my pentax optio S5i camera


You don't need any special software.


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, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Jun 07, 2009 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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Try taking out the batteries and re-inserting them after some time. If it doesnot work, most probably it is an hardware issue. Take it to the service center.

Sep 24, 2007 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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Transfering photos from pentax optio s5i camera to p.c.


You should be able to get the software from the manufacturers website. Most manufacturers keep the software up there for free all you have to do is download. Otherwise I personally prefer to use a USB card reader. All you have to do is unplug the memory card from the camera and insert it into the reader. The computer then sees the card as a jump drive. The card reader is much easier in my mind because you don't have to learn the less than fabulous software most manufacturers use for their cameras.

Aug 26, 2007 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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