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09-10-2010, 04:06 AM   #1
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Pentax *ist ds firmware

Hello, so I updated the firmware on my *ist Ds to the latest which I think is ver 2.02 so I could use a bigger Memory card.
I 've had a look around and couldn't find any information on what limits it has or what other features the updated firmware had.

Is there a list somewhere that explains what has changed and what the memory card limit is, I don't want buy a big memory card only for it to see only half of it. Will it accept one of the SDHC cards ?

Thank you to anyone that can point me in the right direction.

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I use a 2 GB card with no problems. I've never tried anything higher, as the 2 GB card holds 184 Raw images.

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Yes, thats what I'm using also, but I'd like to go higher, 4 or may be even 8Gb, but before I buy I'd really like to know if it can use it.

Why do I want so much space, why not, I don't want to run out of memory if I stumble onto something news worthy, I've had one of my photos on TV for 1/2 a second a few years ago, I'd like to try for a whole second this time around.
I just want to maximise what I have to the BEST I can.

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This thread might help.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/108530-yaaay-succe...card-card.html

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The final DS firmware adds SDHC support (I've used 4GB and 8GB cards with no issue) and other features that were added in the DS2 like AF-C selectable in all modes.
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It supports SDHC which goes up to 32GB.
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Thank you so much, now has any one out there actually used a 32Gb SDHC, mind you why would you for this camera but has any one actually tried it ?

Thanks to every one for their tips, It makes this forum one of the best of it's kind.
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I only used 8GB with my Ds but Toshiba C4 32GB SDHC with the K-m w/o problem. I don't see why the Ds would have any issue since it supports SDHC. Mind you that card quality varies a lot so if you fish cheap, beware of the risk.

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Yes I only plan to use a brand name, San Disk seems to be popular so I'll get that in may be 8Gb. how many pictures will a *ist Ds hold using a 8Gb ? yeah I know I could work it out but what my maths say's and what the camera say's I'm sure the two will be different.
A heads up would help me know if I want even bigger than 8 Gb.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TeamPentax Quote
Yes I only plan to use a brand name, San Disk seems to be popular so I'll get that in may be 8Gb. how many pictures will a *ist Ds hold using a 8Gb ? yeah I know I could work it out but what my maths say's and what the camera say's I'm sure the two will be different.
A heads up would help me know if I want even bigger than 8 Gb.
Around 2700 highest quality/resolution JPEG's or about 700 raw PEF's.
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Should be around 720 RAW or 2640 jpeg highest settings.
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Thank you everyone for all your help.

8Gb seems to be a very good size, 700+ Raw sounds like a full battery worth.


thank you.
It's much appreciated.
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