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05-09-2012, 10:03 AM   #1
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Which SD card?

Hello Folks,

As a new user I'm confused about what I need in my Pentax K-5 (on order). I will not be making movies, and don't really need burst photo capability. All I need is to shoot and store photographs, one at a time. About how many 16MP photos can be stored per MB of SDHC chip? What type should I buy?

Thanks, Tom

05-09-2012, 10:04 AM   #2
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But for the size , I like 8 or 16GB because I dont like to have all photo on 1 SDHC
05-09-2012, 10:39 AM   #3
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IIRC - my 16gb card reports about 425+ images on an empty SD card and an 8gb card is around half of that.
05-09-2012, 10:47 AM   #4
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The last two weeks, there are SD card deal pop up from Adorama and B&H.
32GB 30MB/sec Sandisk card seem to be at the best price point now, ~$25/ card.

I used to worry about large capacity cards, but really, tech improves and no need to worry. I would be worry about 64GB card now, but in 1-2 yrs, I will be using them for sure, as there will be 128GB card appear....

I bought 3 32GB 45MB/sec Sandisk card for use with K5 for about $38/ card, no need to worry about card anymore!

05-09-2012, 03:25 PM   #5
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The K-5 is painfully slow writing to the card. Don't make it any slower than it has to be and buy a 45mbps Sandisk card or 2 and be done with it.

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