Top 20 Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Was the camera turned off, it must be turned on and set to USB to PC in settings menu.

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Yes you can have dammaged the contacts in the memory card holder.
The some or all contacts could be bend, or even the switch (feeler notch) can be pusshed in or broken.
It is difficult to explain, that is why I also put a picture inhere.

You should use a light, and a magnifying glass to look in your camera.
The picture is from a memory card reader, but in your camera it should look the same. You can see nine contacts, and to the left on the picture you can see they look like a triangle. All contacts should look like thatand not one is allowed to be bend or have a dent.
When you look in the memory slot, to the right (not on the picture) you should see a little notch. That is the notch that reads the lock switch. Telling the camera the card is locked or unlocked.
If that part is missing, or broken, or inside the camera that switch is dammaged, your camera will keep telling you there is a card error.

Waht could you do?
If one of the nine contacts is down, toy could try to get it up again, perhaps with a small needle. But please don't open the camera. You could do even more damage, if you are not skilled in that. If you can't fix it, contact a pentax certified repair centre and ask them what it will cost and how long it will take to repair.

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No. The S5i works with SD cards, which max out at 2GB. It will not work with higher-capacity SDHC cards.

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It is very difficult to know what you think is distorted, because it does not say what kind of distortion. I have to say sometimes people only give four words, so you are telling a lot.
But seeing one picture could say more than 1000 words.
You think you could post just one picture? or is it impossible to add pictures when you just start here in fixya? I can't remember.

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SD and SDHC 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.

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SD and SDHC 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.

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You cannot charge the battery using the USB cable.
Here are the battery specs for this camers.
Power Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI8 Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable Batteries Included: Proprietary D-LI8 Lithium-Ion rechargeable Battery Charger Included: Yes

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Remove the SD memory Card from your Pentax camera..
Make sure that the camera is turned off before removing the sd memory card.

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Yes it will but that's the limit. Don't go out and try use an SDHC card of 4gb and higher.

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While in Playback mode, press the MENU button. Use the cursor keys to select "Copy image & sound" and press cursor-right.
Full instructions are in the "Copying Files" section of the manual (page 116 in my copy) If you need a copy, you can download one from the manufacturer's web site at
http://www.pentaximaging.com/files/manual/OptioS5i_Web.pdf

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Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about how to find the manuals, drivers, downloads andsupport for Digital Cameras.

DigitalCamera Manuals, Drivers, Downloads, and Support How to easilydownload Pictures from Digital Camera
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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.

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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 you can use any photo cataloging program such as Windows Photo Gallery or Picasa.

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The camera won't deface your photos by scrawling a string of numbers on them. Depending on the program and printer you use to print your photos, you can print the date on the image, in the margins, or on the back. Please refer to the documentation for the program.

If you're printing directly from the camera, you can turn on the date stamp by checking the "Date" box as described in the "Setting the Printing Service" section in the camera manual (page106) in my copy.

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Consider NOT connecting your camera to your 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. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

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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 you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

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