I need my photos taken with a Pentax K-5 to have an exact timestamp. When setting the time in menu, I can't see the seconds part; is there any way to reset them to zero?
Page 68 of the K-5 Operating Manual states the following:
9. Press the four-way controller (▼) to select [Settings complete].
10. Press the OK button.
When you press the OK button in Step 10, the seconds value is set to 0. To set the exact time, press the OK button when the time signal (on the TV, radio, etc.) reaches 0 seconds.
In other words, the seconds value is set to 0 when you press OK on the "Settings Complete" button.
It seems logical to assume that the seconds reset to 00 when you OK the set time. To test it, grab a stopwatch of some kind, start it as you OK the time, then snap a picture when the stopwatch tells you a minute has passed. Check the timestamp to see if a minute has passed on the camera.
If it doesn't reset the seconds, perhaps a reset to factory settings might do it?