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06-23-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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Help me with a fast SD Card for my K-R

Just went to a birthday party. Brought my baby (K-r) with me and snapped the first picture..only to have it say on the screen, no SD card found. What? Rats! I left the SD card in my laptop last night as I was uploading all the pics to empty it for the party. Now I had nothing and had to rely on other family members pics from their point-n-shoots. So, I will now invest in a good quality sd card and keep my original in my camera bag at all times but am not sure which to go for. I've read class 10 and U1 are fastest but after reading reviews, it doesn't sound like that's necessarily true. Any advise is greatly appreciated!

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I highly recommend the SanDisk Extreme III. They have gone through some name changes and it's kinda confusing to me now. Make sure that the card is class 10 and rated up to 30 mb/s read and write. They also have some older cards rated as class 6 with 20mb/s read and write. I currently use a 4gb SanDisk 20mb/s and a 8gb SanDisk 30 mb/s. The 8gb card is a little faster from personal experience, but the K-r empties it's buffer pretty quick compared to my K100D Super :-)

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The independent research supports the SanDisk Extrememe III as one of the best choices. I believe that Adorama, a forum sponsor, is having a sale until the end of the month if you buy two of them too!
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Extreme III. It's fast, reliable, and just plain painless.

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i use a sandisk extreme most of the time for my k-x with a random patriot card i got when i was starting out as my backup. At events, there was a noticeable drop in how fast the camera was able to clear the buffer after the sandisk had filled up, so much as to make me think there was something wrong with the patriot at first. the sandisk is just blazingly fast, you won't regret getting it =D
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I use the transcend 8gb class 10 and an older class4 scandisk. Can't really compare the old to the new, but the transcend works fine so far.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenafein Quote
I use the transcend 8gb class 10 and an older class4 scandisk. Can't really compare the old to the new, but the transcend works fine so far.
I have that Transcend card and its a very good performer. If its on sale I recommend it over a regular price SanDisk III. If the SanDisk is on sale I recommend it as its a bit better overall than the Transcend.
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I recently purchased two of these and they work like a charm. The buffer clears very fast on my K-x, major improvement from my previous class 4. Pretty good deal also with lifetime warranty.

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+1 for Sandisk Extreme III.
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SanDisk make very reliable cards.
I have both Ultra IIs and Extreme IIIs, and each of them have been stalwart performers on the K-x and K-5, both for continuous stills and video. Continuous stills is more demanding on the card than video, so if you have lots of this kind of work, then Extreme IIIs are the go. Plenty of speed there.
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A little bit off topic but relevant to your post. Instead of putting your SD into PC or notebook use the provided USB cable. Your card will stay in your camera and also will be less worn off.
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I have a Transcend 8 GB Class 6 and 8 GB Class 10. Both work very well so far. No problems at all. And good prices.
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Thanks sviro. Didn't really think about keeping the SD card in the camera. I guess I've always just popped it out. Thanks to everyone for their input. Love this forum! Now if I could only take as good pics as you guys...
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practice makes perfect, although having these guys around to give tips helps a lot
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QuoteOriginally posted by adpo Quote
practice makes perfect, although having these guys around to give tips helps a lot
That and more lenses
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