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09-11-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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k200 compatible sd cards

I want to start shooting in raw and I need to know what size sd cards are compatible with my camera, and what you would recommend, 8gb, 16gb, and does the speed of the card matter. Thanks

09-16-2011, 08:18 AM   #2
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Pentax advises updating the the camera to Firmware update 1.01 for Improved recording stability. Once you get the firmware update, you can use SDHC memory cards which are 16-32gb in size. In general, faster cards benefit video recording. Still image files are first saved to the buffer so the burst rate will not change.

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There are 4 basic classes of cards: 2, 4, 6, and 10, where the number represents the minimum sustained write speed in megabytes per second. The higher the number, the more expensive the card- but you'll also be able to expect better performance from it.

Some manufacturers, such as Sandisk, make cards with speed ratings above class 10. Such cards can write up to 30 or 45 megabytes per second, and are actually still affordable!
SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I Memory SDSDXP1-016G-A75 B&H
SanDisk 8GB Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I Memory Card SDSDXP1-008G-A75
SanDisk 8GB Extreme SDHC Class 10 Memory Card SDSDX3-008G-A31

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