When I start my S5i the zoom comes out, the screen lights up , then immediately reverts to off position. The problem is not batteries, I have three. This fault came on on my first S5i use. I thought it was the battery discharged. After re-charging the battery the camera worked ok up to this week when I prepared for our next holiday. This time the fault stayed on. Harrisons Sheffield advise send away for repair, but will probably cost what the camera is worth. Not being a photo enthusiast , I use the camera for holidaysetc. Therfore whilst two years old it has been used very little.
Has anyone experienced this fault? Switch on, zoom out, screen lights and then zoom in sreen offf plus three bleeps.
Sent to Pentax. Faulty zoom mechanism. The cure was a bill for £101.00. Only worth it because the extras (batteries,case.card etc) would have been useless. Other than the price I found Pentax ok.