64GB SDHC Cards


Photomonk

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 13:28
Sandisk announced the release of a 64GB SD card. Though the price for release is rather steep, I can see it at being half that within a year.

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To think, less than 7 years ago a 1GB card was running close to that price.

The Photomonk

polchraine

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 14:14
I believe that it is NOT compatible with SDHC compliant devices.

If the changes are just firmware rather than hardware, will Pentax issue an update for existing cameras?
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
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DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

Anvh

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 14:25
No 64GB is not in the SDHC standard.
SDXC is for 64gb and up and Thosiba announced they will have those this summer.

SDXC will probably also work with some SDHC devices if you reflash the system file format to FAT32 since the standard for SDXC is exFAT, one of the reasons is because exFAT doesn't have the 4gb file limit.

I ain't sure if the device need to support exFAT to get the SDXC label (support) on it?
If the answer is yes then we will probably never get an update to SDXC with the current camera's since it's a bit more complex then going from SD to SDHC.
Stefan


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Last Edited by Anvh on 24/02/2010 - 14:26

iceblinker

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 14:35
The largest capacities never provide the best value in terms of pence per gigabyte, so I expect I will always use a lower capacity than whatever the biggest card is of the moment. It also spreads the risk to use more than one card.
~Pete

Anvh

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 15:37
iceblinker wrote:
It also spreads the risk to use more than one card.

Not if you're like me...
I've one card of 8GB that's my main card it's in my camera or in the computer and no where else or I might lose it

I also make a poll here about SD card failures and it seems you must be extremely unlucky if your card would fail.
https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/sd-card-failure-17511
27 votes and 4 voted that 1-3% of their cards failed and the rest had no failures.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 24/02/2010 - 15:38

johnriley

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 15:45
Don't forget that when the 1-3% of cards that fail happens to be that 8MB card, that for you it will be a 100% failure rate...
Best regards, John

Anvh

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 15:50
johnriley wrote:
Don't forget that when the 1-3% of cards that fail happens to be that 8MB card, that for you it will be a 100% failure rate...

Indeed but if I lose a one of the two 4GB card that would also mean losing 50% of my photos and that's far more likely to happen then that the card would fail to work
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

womble

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 18:30
Why on earth would you want a 64gb card in your camera? I rarely even half fill my 8gb card and that is with lots of old junk I haven't got around to deleting yet! I suppose the video fraternity might find them more useful.

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iceblinker

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 19:39
64GB holds only about 2 hours of top quality K-7 video. You might also want a gigantic amount of space for RAW stills for a holiday or expedition.

EDIT: Ok, it would be a really good holiday to need all that for stills
~Pete
Last Edited by iceblinker on 24/02/2010 - 19:43

Anvh

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 20:22
iceblinker wrote:
64GB holds only about 2 hours of top quality K-7 video. You might also want a gigantic amount of space for RAW stills for a holiday or expedition.

EDIT: Ok, it would be a really good holiday to need all that for stills

You never know how high the resolution would be of the sensor over a year, they are already going near the 20mp with the APS-C sensor.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

Hardgravity

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 20:32
The only current reason for a 64gig card I can see is as a solid state hard drive in a net book or the like.

But when the behemoth full frame sensors and the new 645d hit the market....
Cheers, HG

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polchraine

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 22:47
iceblinker wrote:
64GB holds only about 2 hours of top quality K-7 video. You might also want a gigantic amount of space for RAW stills for a holiday or expedition.

EDIT: Ok, it would be a really good holiday to need all that for stills

I managed well over 40GB on my last holiday ... but would I trust that to one card? Probably not - although I would copy it daily and keep the images on the card to ensure I had two sets.
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...
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