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03-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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Does it make sense to order fast SD card for K-01?

Does it make sense to buy fast SD card for K-01, or the bottleneck here is cameras card reader/writer ?

I tried my new K-01 with Transcend SDHC class (6) and camera is lagging, when saving 3 RAW files shot in series.
It is still a speed demon compare to my good old K100Ds , but not even close to 4 year old 5D Mark II saving to Compact Flash.

I am wondering it somebody have good experience with fast SD cards and K-01.

Also, can somebody recommend a good screen protector for this camera that is already "precut" to the right dimension. I know there are plenty of these products on Amazon, etc. To many to choose from

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03-07-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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I use Sandisk Extreme Pro cards and in RAW which is "Continuous Low" I can't slow the camera down. I stopped at 40 images. In jpeg, "Continuous High" I get 3 or 4 very quickly and then it slows a bit but continues as long as I hold the shutter button down. I stopped at 50.

This is a very fast card so the limitation should be the camera not the card.

I read someplace that class 6 cards would work but are very close to maxed out with the k-5. k-01 should be the same I would think.

So to answer your question get a good class 10 card, the price is not that much different. I always stick with name brand and reputable dealers as there are a lot of fake cards out there.

No idea on a screen protector.
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30mb/s should be fine for the k-01.

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ACMAXX screen protector -da bomb.

SanDisk Extreme III Class 10 cards are the best fit from a speed-reliability-cost perspective.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
ACMAXX screen protector -da bomb.
I followed Docrwm's advice on this screen protector and it fits perfectly.

QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
SanDisk Extreme III Class 10 cards are the best fit from a speed-reliability-cost perspective.
+1 I also use Sandisk Ultra cards. I buy them when there is a sale and I stick to 32 Gb. I've never filled one, even with video. Sandisk has a utility to test whether a card is compatible with your camera (lower right of page).

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I got a 32GB class 10 (maybe) card for under $20. At that price and for 3000+pictures (highest quality JPEG), it was an easy choice.

I went with the Delkin shade. It includes a screen protector that stays attached and a removable shade for sunny days. The screen protector is very thin and adds little thickness to the body. The shade is thicker and would interfere with the way I normally shoot in non-sunny settings so I leave it off until I need it.
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I've also got the ACMAXX screen protectors on all of my cameras. Affordable and durable!
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Thank you everybody, gone ordering.


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