I have Pentax Optio E30 for 8 years. After counting to 9999 it started to act weird. While before it saved images in numeric order into one "100pentx" folder, now it creates a new folder every time I turn it on and starts counting from 0001 again, creating a whole clusterf... of images with same name. Has anyone else stumbled onto such a failure and is it repairable?
It's not a failure, it's a setting in the camera menu. I've never used this camera but according to page 133 of the user manual, you set the image folder name setting to
Standard instead of
You can change the image folder name from the standard name to the date that pictures were taken. When the name is changed to the date, pictures are saved in separate folders by the date they were taken.
For reference, I found the user manual on Google: http://www.camera-usermanual.com/manuals/pentax/Pentax_Optio_E30.pdf