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11-30-2011, 06:38 PM   #1
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Pentak k-7 film issue

Sorry if that has been posted before i'm new to the forum! and sorry if it's in the wrong section!

So everyone I own a pentax k-7; I usually use it to film things but I cannot film longer than say 1 minute and 30 seconds whilst filming in 720p! The camera says i can film for around 14 minutes onto my blank 4gb SD card, so i am very unsure what is happening! I can stop filming then start again but this gets very annoying

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11-30-2011, 06:56 PM   #2
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Does the thermometer icon show up? If so, the sensor is overheating and shutting things down.
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Another thing is it could also be the write speed of your SD card. Class 4 cards or lower are often not fast enough for video, especially for prolonged periods.
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I agree with G and T. It sounds like this is definitely an SD card issue. With a slow card, my K7 will only record video for 45ish seconds at a time. With a fast card, mine will shoot for well over ten minutes at a time. I never really have the need to shoot video for that long of a duration, but it's nice to know that you can do it if you want to or need to. If you're looking for a reasonably priced SD card to shoot video with, try the Sandisk Extreme HD Video. They are certainly fast enough, and won't break the bank.

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ok! thanks for the help guys; I think it is my SD card by reading the comments
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