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10-03-2014, 03:15 PM   #1
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SD card size for Pentax Q

Hi guys I have the pentax Q and can someone tell me what the highest capacity sd card my camera will recognize? I'd like to get a high card for an upcoming trip but know that some camera's won't work on higher cards and didn't know what it was for the Q

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Any currently-available SDXC size should be supported, i.e. 128GB or 256GB, but due to the Q's relatively small files you'll probably be more than fine with a 32GB or 64GB card.

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Any currently-available SDXC size should be supported, i.e. 128GB or 256GB, but due to the Q's relatively small files you'll probably be more than fine with a 32GB or 64GB card.

awesome thank you so much
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I'd bring more than one, of a smaller size, and swap every once in a while.
1. having all of your pictures on a single SD is not a sound strategy in case something goes south...
2. there's a sweet spot in prices: prices per GB are high in low capacity cards (e.g. a 4GB card is usually more expensive, per GB, than a 16GB card), but this should not be valid when you reach the limits of current technology, so extreme sizes are more expensive per GB.

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I think I've got a 4GB card in mine. Given the file size, it still holds about a 1000 shots I think. Which is quite a lot of photos, really, isn't it?

And I also agree that it's best to have a smaller size and swap when full for a new card. Just in case something happens to the card/camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LensBeginner Quote
I'd bring more than one, of a smaller size, and swap every once in a while.
1. having all of your pictures on a single SD is not a sound strategy in case something goes south...
2. there's a sweet spot in prices: prices per GB are high in low capacity cards (e.g. a 4GB card is usually more expensive, per GB, than a 16GB card), but this should not be valid when you reach the limits of current technology, so extreme sizes are more expensive per GB.
I agree with this - entirely for the first reason. If your SD card fails, or your camera is stolen or lost, you will sorely regret having everything on the one card.
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I have to say that I am more bothered by the probability of loosing one of several smaller cards out of my bag than having a larger card in the camera go bad. But that's just me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by CarlG Quote
I have to say that I am more bothered by the probability of loosing one of several smaller cards out of my bag than having a larger card in the camera go bad. But that's just me.
I will agree with this when in my hometown where I can go home every night, but when traveling there are too many possible ways to lose a camera.
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