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Remote control (tethering) for Pentax DSLR cameras.

After you connect the camera to your PC with the USB cable, you can control the camera from pkTriggerCord. You can read status information, you can change several settings, and you can take pictures. The pictures are stored in the camera's buffer and can be downloaded to the PC. Pictures are not written on the SD card of the camera.

Supported systems

  • Linux x86
  • Linux arm (Raspberry PI)
  • OpenBSD
  • Windows
  • Android


  • Pentax K-x
  • Pentax K10D (Samsung GX-10) requires firmware 1.20 or later
  • Pentax K20D (Samsung GX-20)
  • Pentax K200D
  • Pentax K-7
  • Pentax K-r
  • Pentax K-5
  • Pentax K-m / K2000
  • Pentax K-30
  • Pentax K-01 (bugs)
  • Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIs
  • Pentax K-50 (bugs)
  • Pentax K-3 / K-3 II
  • Pentax K-500

Limited support

  • Pentax istDS2
  • Pentax istDL
  • Pentax K100D Super

Not working

  • Pentax istD
  • Pentax istDS
  • Pentax K110D
  • Pentax K100D
  • Pentax K-S2


The following cameras are not yet tested, please contact us if you can help.

  • Pentax K-S1

More info

You can find more info about the project at

More info about the Pentax SCSI protocol can be found here: