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07-06-2012, 12:09 AM   #61
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What is the buffer of camera in 6 fps RAW mode?

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What is the buffer of camera in 6 fps RAW mode?
Tried three times in a row, manages 8 shots each time so pretty much same as K-5 before later firmware. Time from write LED start to finish on my 16gig Adata class 10 card was 10sec.
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Can you determine how deep the K-30's JPEG buffer is on a UHS-I memory card (preferably on the SanDisk Extreme Pro 95 MB/s card)? I'd like to see this compared to PC Magazine's tested spec (63 JPEG @ 5.2 fps), with the buffer cleared in just 9.2 seconds.

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Also, what is the maximum write speed of the K-30 to a high-speed UHS-I card? The PC Magazine test suggests a write speed of around 45-50 MB/s, while we know that the K-5 is limited to about 20 MB/s.

In any case, this bodes well for Pentax with sports photography. A 50+ shot JPEG buffer is a very positive sign, and if Pentax gets the AF and continuous shooting performance (with dual PRIME M processors, hopefully) right in the next flagship, we probably will have a real winner.

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OK, I've just given a big chunk of my money to Amazon.com and FruitLooPs is certainly one of the person to blame here.
I am getting my K-30 soon too.

Thanks FruitLooPs for posting all the infos, photos, and videos. Helped a lot on making my decision between the K-5 and K-30.
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Tried three times in a row, manages 8 shots each time so pretty much same as K-5 before later firmware. Time from write LED start to finish on my 16gig Adata class 10 card was 10sec.
This same test is 7 sec with my 4gig sandisk extreme 20mb/sec card. Unfortunately I dont have any faster cards around to really test the buffer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FruitLooPs Quote
Tried three times in a row, manages 8 shots each time so pretty much same as K-5 before later firmware. Time from write LED start to finish on my 16gig Adata class 10 card was 10sec.
But with the update you can do 20+ with the k5 so sadly k30 lacks a bit with that, they also seem to clear the buffer about as fast so curious if the K30 improve with a faster card.

update: good to see it's faster =]

Actually is it faster... K5 files are after all 14bit and larger so can they be compared directly?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Anvh Quote
K5 files are after all 14bit and larger so can they be compared directly?
File size is also very much impacted by the ISO used - higher ISO = bigger files. That's why all the fps and buffer tests standardise on ISO 100.

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So when K-3 comes with these futures in K-5 pack we have to sell all our camera's and start over again.
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So when K-3 comes with these futures in K-5 pack we have to sell all our camera's and start over again.
If the K-3 proves to be that much more capable than the K-5, then I might just skip the K-5 even if it sells for a lot less...
but as of now, the dilemma is K-30 vs. K-5 for me
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I'm interested in knowing the size of the AF points and if they're big, like on the K-5, and in fact, bigger than the AF point borders as seen trhoguh the viewfinder. The actual af point seems larger than the size of the squares that show them.
The focus sensors have be to be large in any camera with only a relatively small number of focus points. Otheerwise, the camera wouldn't be able to focus at all on many subjects.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alizarine Quote
If the K-3 proves to be that much more capable than the K-5, then I might just skip the K-5 even if it sells for a lot less...
but as of now, the dilemma is K-30 vs. K-5 for me
If you are questioning then wait just a few months and get it after the first big price drop by that time hopefully the faults in the K30 are kown then.
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by that time hopefully no faults in the K30 are known.
Fixed that for you
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Well lets hope so but i'm scpetical what happened with the last couple of cameras... the one with the least problems were the K10D, K200D and the Km for the rest all had something.
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K200D
People still found problems with it. And there will be lots of problem reports with the K-30 for sure - real, perceived and imagined.

Look at the D800, 5D3, OMD, X10, X100, XPRO1, S100 etc etc too. Problems galore with all those cameras in forum land.
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