Fast SD cards for K5?


MGTS24

Link Posted 31/10/2012 - 20:09
Hello All,

I recently bought a San Disk Extreme XC-1 64 GB card for my K5, but the camera rejected it(luckily my Fuji X10 loves it). Do any of you have a list of compatible cards for the K5? The faster the better, as it's writing quite slowly to my Fuji 32 GB HC.

Thanks

Michael
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 31/10/2012 - 21:12
I use Integral Ultra Class 10s 16Gb . Work fine.

I think the bottle neck with the K-5 is the speed of it's own processing and cache size. It could indeed be a lot better
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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MGTS24

Link Posted 31/10/2012 - 21:16
Smeggypants wrote:
I use Integral Ultra Class 10s 16Gb . Work fine.

I think the bottle neck with the K-5 is the speed of it's own processing and cache size. It could indeed be a lot better

Thanks for that. At the moment I'm getting 4 to 5 seconds of the hourglass just to write a high quality jpeg. Doesn't seem right.

Michael
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Last Edited by MGTS24 on 31/10/2012 - 21:17

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stub

Link Posted 31/10/2012 - 21:27
Another vote for the integral Ultra class 10. I havnt got a K5. But they are the quickest cards Ive used in my K7.
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cabstar

Link Posted 31/10/2012 - 22:21
MGTS24 wrote:
Smeggypants wrote:
I use Integral Ultra Class 10s 16Gb . Work fine.

I think the bottle neck with the K-5 is the speed of it's own processing and cache size. It could indeed be a lot better

Thanks for that. At the moment I'm getting 4 to 5 seconds of the hourglass just to write a high quality jpeg. Doesn't seem right.

Michael

That sounds like there is some kind of in camera processing going on. I can't see that being card related, how fast does it write raw???

For the cost I don't think you can beat the San disk ultra 45mb/s I have the integral and it was alright, I just prefer the reliability of the sandisk...
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MGTS24

Link Posted 31/10/2012 - 22:30
Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, it does sound like in-camera processing. But what can it be up to? I do have in-camera lens correction selected. Maybe I should turn that off and do it on the computer.

Any idea why a San Disk Extreme XC-1 64 GB wouldn't work in the K5?

Thanks

Michael
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cabstar

Link Posted 31/10/2012 - 23:54
Can't see why not,mod yo have latest firmware?

Lens correction will cause the writing delay as it has to perform the processing before it can write the file...
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MGTS24

Link Posted 31/10/2012 - 23:58
cabstar wrote:
Can't see why not,mod yo have latest firmware?

Lens correction will cause the writing delay as it has to perform the processing before it can write the file...

Thanks, yes I had already downloaded the latest firmware. I just tried shooting in RAW, but with the lens correction and chromatic aberration correction turned off, and that speeded things up a lot.

Michael
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Last Edited by MGTS24 on 01/11/2012 - 00:04

pentaxian450

Link Posted 31/10/2012 - 23:59
MGTS24 wrote:
At the moment I'm getting 4 to 5 seconds of the hourglass just to write a high quality jpeg.

Lens correction and/or shadow/highlight correction might be on.
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)

MGTS24

Link Posted 01/11/2012 - 00:09
pentaxian450 wrote:
MGTS24 wrote:
At the moment I'm getting 4 to 5 seconds of the hourglass just to write a high quality jpeg.

Lens correction and/or shadow/highlight correction might be on.

Thanks, I'll look at the shadow/highlight correction too. Hey, I'm Canadian as well, though been away for a long time.

Michael
Get closer! And remember, it's not about the camera.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 01/11/2012 - 03:12
cabstar wrote:


For the cost I don't think you can beat the San disk ultra 45mb/s I have the integral and it was alright, I just prefer the reliability of the sandisk...

I've got several of Integrals and taken 100,000s of pics on them. Never had one go wrong.

Did you have a bad experience with them?
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

cabstar

Link Posted 01/11/2012 - 09:20
Yes I've had a few integrals and have lost images on most of them. I still have one in my bag now, but rarely use it.
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beakynet

Link Posted 01/11/2012 - 13:38
I have always gone for San Disk cards, from the days of CF - always been reliable and always been able to recover images and video when accidently deleted!

I think the camera can only handle up to 32GB cards though.

Just a note, though I am not a burst photo freek, I havn't noticed any different in performance from my Class 6 to Class 10 cards in the camera.
Bodies: K5IIs, K7, MZ5n, LX, MV
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bjolester

Link Posted 01/11/2012 - 14:29
I have placed an order on a K-5 today, and I am wondering about what memory cards to go for. Will a SanDisc Ultra 16GB 30mb/s class 10 be a good option? What benefits are there from using the much faster SanDisc Extreme 90mb/s?

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MattMatic

Link Posted 01/11/2012 - 14:38
Used to use Sandisks... but have had 3 physically crack and die

Now I'm on the Samsung Extreme SDHC cards. Very, very tough
(Waterproof, shockproof, crushproof etc).

Oh, and a silly price from Amazon too!

Matt
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