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04-04-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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SDXC compatibility?

Does the K5 support 64GB & 128GB SDXC cards?

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yes, after a simple firmware update

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To further clarify what Adam meant, it does indeed support all SDXC cards, you just have to have your K-5 running firmware version 1.02 or higher - To update, simply visit your localized Pentax site(For you - Pentax Canada | PENTAX Firmware Update Software for K-5 ) and follow the instructions to update. You will need to charge your battery to full though, as a heads up.

Updating firmware also has benefits, such as better low light AF, and seemingly(Though not confirmed, only suspected by me and a few other members) faster screw-drive AF.(My 28-80 SMC sounds terrifying when it focuses now, as there are no rubber stoppers at the end of the focus path[Makes a loud *CLACK* when it reaches the edge])
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I can't think why one would want to run any firmware but either the one the camera came with or the newest one released (except for the K10D to disable SDM). But be advised that 1.13 fixed some apparently annoying issues with SDXC, so I'd go with that.

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