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06-03-2016, 10:28 AM   #1
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Pentax K1 Pixel-Shift: How fast an SD Card Do We Need?

As the title says, what level/speed SD card will make writing those large Pixel-Shift images to the card do we need, without overkill?

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I believe @Adam reports the write speed of the K-1 to be not much more than 30MB/s. I would suggest using 95MB/s cards, they are fairly common, and not too expensive. I use Sandisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s ones.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MichaelErlewine Quote
As the title says, what level/speed SD card will make writing those large Pixel-Shift images to the card do we need, without overkill?
Yup, the write speed caps out at around 32Mb/s. I'd still go for the fastest cards (Extreme Pro's are great) to speed up file transfers to your PC.

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Pixel shift really doesn't lend itself to fast paced shooting. It takes about 2 second to execute a shot. I would think just about any card would be ok, it's just certain cards will be able to show you your image a second or two sooner.

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I've had good luck with the Transcend SD card ( class 10). They are cheap & about as fast as the SanDisk.

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