20 Most Recent Pentax *ist DS Digital Camera Questions & Answers

I have old Lenses that I use; you must set your lens to manual, Switch left hand front of body. That should resolve the problem.

Pentax *ist DS... | Answered on Jun 14, 2019

take batteries out wait a couple of minutes then re install batts. Start up see if that helps.

Pentax *ist DS... | Answered on Dec 19, 2013

Clean the contacts of the SD card and check the contacts of the camera. Some foreign material could prevent the cards working. You can try another SD card to see difference.
Simple thing but check also the SD card write protection is off (side of the card).

Pentax *ist DS... | Answered on Nov 02, 2013

No. The camera is limited to SD cards, 2GB and smaller.

Pentax *ist DS... | Answered on Aug 25, 2012

You should be able to use 2GB SD cards. Cards larger than 2GB are actually SDHC cards and will not work with this camera.

Pentax *ist DS... | Answered on Aug 25, 2012

I'm not aware of any XZ-5n model.
If you mean the MZ-5n, you can get its manual here.
If you mean the ZX-5n, you can get its manual here.

Pentax *ist DS... | Answered on Jan 31, 2012

Being an SLR camera, you should try another lens. It may be a servo fault in the lens. If the lens is okay, then it can be anything in the lens sensing, lens control drive circuits, and or lens to camera interface area. This would have to be properly diagnosed and serviced.

Jerry G.

Pentax *ist DS... | Answered on Jun 06, 2011

Hi bobtheplanne, it's best for solve your problem, buy a charger and a set of rechargeable batteries at least 2.800 mAh NiMh ..

Pentax *ist DS... | Answered on Mar 21, 2011

do you making the picture when it happen? what lens are you using? light condition? or it just turns off by itself? please be as precise as possible and we will find the solution )
if it happens when autofocusing just try to clean the lens contacts on the lens and inside the camera body for starters.

Pentax *ist DS... | Answered on Mar 21, 2011

This could possible be happening due to a fatly memory card, try using another memory card and see if it works.

Pentax *ist DS... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011

You can change the speed of the slideshow in the camera's menu.

Pentax *ist DS... | Answered on Feb 26, 2011

Internal clock battery exhausted,replace need.

Pentax *ist DS... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011

Watch the video below,it shows how to unlock the memory card


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Pentax *ist DS... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011

That means your camera is in aperture priority mode. Try setting it to something else like the "green"mode or "P" mode.

Pentax *ist DS... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011

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