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Transferring files from a Pentax S5i

I have just bought a Pentax S5i, for a forthcoming 6 month trip. I'm pretty pleased with it, however it appears that if you want to setup the camera as an external drive and transfer images, you need to install the supplied software. This is fine on my own pc, but not so good when I will be in internet cafes in remote parts of the world. Any suggestions how I can get round this problem?

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Look at... The iPhoto from Apple and the Belkin photo transfer device. I have a X-Drive Pro to carry some gigabytes of pictures on.

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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.
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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.
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USB driver for the Pentax Optio S5i available here.
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OK Guys...After fidgitting for hours on this with the bits & pieces on this forum & on others...here's how I got it to finally work:

A- I have a Pentax Opio S hence I had to get the "fwdc110p.bin" file here:

http://www.pentax.de/mediapool/attachments/photo/100/104/46139/fwdc110p.zip

Optio S4, S4i & S5i shall use another file. Don't really know for S4 but for S4i & S5i, there on the Pentax customer service website at:

http://www.pentaximaging.com/customer_care/software_firmware?sfFlag=f

B- Drop this file on your SD Card at the root directory (same level as DCIM folder) or as described by the following link and then close your camera to OFF:

http://www.pentaximaging.com/customer_care/show_firmware?firmId=1020

Attention: Do not load this file yet onto the camera i.e. the menu+power on procedure, follow step C first...

C- Open the now infamous "Secret Menu" in order to re-initialize your camera prior to re-installing the new firm ware:

Simultaneously press MENU + Flash symbol button + Power ON...a white screen with data written in black should show.

Then a sequence of buttons must be pressed: 2 times the focus button (flower, mountain, MF symbols button) followed by 2 toggles to the Right of the "OK" button...then press MENU once and voilà...ze Secret Menu appears !

Using the down toggle of the OK button, go to "SYSTEM INITIAL" and press OK. Press another OK to re-initialize your camera.

Once this has been completed, turn your camera off.

D- Load the firm ware by opening your camera with the MENU+Power ON procedure...finally this should be posting "Complete" after the "Loading" message, instead of the "Error!" that we initially kept on having.

Your camera should be working perfectly ! Only thing, is that you will have to redo your personal settings on it from scratch...but hey, this is much better than to wait for months to get your camera back from Pentax and save that money for your next photogenic trip !
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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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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.
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You can try removing the battery and leaving out overnight then putting it back and charging it up then try the power. This has worked for some people but not all.
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