20 Most Recent Pentax Optio 30 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

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How to load an image from the camera to computer to attach to ema

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.
8/31/2012 4:17:14 AM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Aug 31, 2012
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Transfer from camara to personalcomputer

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, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.
8/31/2012 4:14:27 AM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Aug 31, 2012
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I dont a manual can you help Please.

You may download a copy of the manual here.
6/25/2012 9:14:08 PM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Jun 25, 2012
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Trying to save my pic's

Open "my computer" and then plug in the camera. Turn it on. A removable drive should appear on the screen. Double-click that and your picture files should appear. You can then drag and drop them into "my pictures" or into a folder you create on your desktop.
9/21/2011 11:35:14 PM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Sep 21, 2011
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Need to take photos outside

Taking pictures with maximum level of details while it is overcast weather is much easier than in sunny weather, where you need to look for so-called "open shadow" to limit overexposure.
Depending on your taste, the best possible setting would be one of the built in auto exposure modes for cloudy weather. You might also want to try adding some flash while taking photos in open terrain - it will not work miracles, but will add light to your subject (however, flattening some details). You might also consider overexposing in the camera settings to get more details, when there is not much ambient light.
Usually how it is done is that photos are edited in post processing to get all the required details. And overcast weather gives a nice, even exposure.
Using such a camera is always a compromise between image quality and portability/easy of use.
Consider reading http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=40649
2/23/2011 2:43:06 PM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Feb 23, 2011
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Subject sitting beside a window light from window

1. You could raise the ISO to a higher number. Or.... 2. You could raise the "exposure compensation" to a higher number.
1/24/2011 12:21:51 AM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Jan 24, 2011
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I have taken some pictures without a mem card and

Go into the menu and find "copy" for the option to copy the internal memory to a memory card. After you do that and the pics are safely on your computer, do this....with no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format"...follow the on-screen instructions to erase the internal memory.
1/8/2011 5:35:14 AM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Jan 08, 2011
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I recharged the battery of

Lithium batteries do go back. Try a new battery or two.
12/24/2010 10:03:56 AM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Dec 24, 2010
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There are some spots on

Do these spots look like soap bubbles and do they appear at different places on each picture? Also, do they only appear when you take flash pictures? If so, these are dust particles reflecting the light back into the lens because the flash is so close to the lens. We all have this problem.
10/26/2010 5:35:16 AM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Oct 26, 2010
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Memory card locked

there should be a little swith on the side of the card. switch to the opposite and then try
10/24/2010 6:13:46 PM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Oct 24, 2010
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I have a Pentax Optio 30, and in a seperation I am

If all you need is a way to download the pics that you take, just get a card reader. If you need some specific software that came with the camera, just go to the support section of the Pentax website and you can download it to your computer.
10/21/2010 8:29:20 PM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Oct 21, 2010
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Camera will not turn on even with new batteries

Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

Hope the advise is useful.

Regards
Andrea
9/2/2010 6:19:18 PM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Sep 02, 2010
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Pentex Optio W30 turns on but black screen for 5 secs & turns off

Try a new battery first, much less costly.

A fairly common problem with "underwater" cameras is that the sealing surfaces that are supposed to keep the water out fail to some degree due mostly to lack of cleanliness when the camera is closed up. It takes VERY LITTLE salt water inside a delicate electronic device to wreak all sorts of havoc.

Look carefully inside the camera for any sign of salt deposits or corrosion. If you see that, the camera is likely toast or at least in need of a repair job that likely will cost more than a newer camera.

Good luck!
8/20/2010 6:01:38 AM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Aug 20, 2010
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How to operate

Hi,

You can download the complete instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.
  • You'll require Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer to view the manual. If it is not already installed on your computer, download it free from: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Hope this solves your problem. Thanks for using FixYa.
6/27/2010 4:15:14 AM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Jun 27, 2010
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Ineed operation manual

Hi,

You can download the operation manual in PDF format by clicking this link.
  • You'll require Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer to view the manual. If it is not already installed on your computer, download it free from: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Thanks for using FixYa.
6/27/2010 4:13:53 AM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Jun 27, 2010
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Help

Hi Lino,

The icon that looks like a mountain is for distant shots.
The icon that looks like a flower is for close ups.
The icon that looks like a runner is for action shots

Hope this helps,
Mike
12/19/2009 8:55:54 AM • Pentax Optio 30... • Answered on Dec 19, 2009
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