Camera is fine except for one major problem, LCD screen turn off.

Started Aug 3, 2014 | User reviews thread
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Larry Junior Member • Posts: 33
Camera is fine except for one major problem, LCD screen turn off.

This problem is consistent with K50, K30, and even K500.The annoying LCD screen will not turn off as your using the viewfinder to take a photo. This also takes up battery power. I have to recharge my battery far to early. I even bought a back up due to this problem.

I do not use the LCD screen as its worthless in sunlight conditions. I have tried everything even the Pentax forum to get this camera to turn off the LCD. This is a Pentax problem they have not addressed to this date. Pentax forum has a lot of responses to this problem and I have tried all the actions suggested with no luck.

I do like this camera as an upgrade to the KX. I am taking it to Alaska. But the LCD screen annoyance is a big problem. I have contacted Pentax and they have not returned my call.

Pentax K-50
16 megapixels • 3 screen • APS-C sensor
Announced: Jun 12, 2013
Larry's score
3.5
Average community score
4.4
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