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01-04-2016, 12:50 PM   #1
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USB cable compatibility

I just got my first k-3, which did not come with a USB cable. I use it to transfer photos to my computer. I have 4 k-50's and a k30 so I have 5 cables for them. I noticed that the USB port looks a little different on the k-3 as apposed to the K-50. Are they interchangeable or do I need to find a new cable for my k-3? (In case your wondering, I shoot motorsports and often hit 100,000 clicks by the end of the season. Then semi retire them as back up's, light use and vacation camera's etc.)

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the cable that came with my K-50 did not work with my K-3; fortunately, I did have another mini-USB cable that did fit the K-3; I did also recently purchase the correct USB cable from B&H and my transfer speeds are quicker....
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The K-3 has a USB3 micro E port. A smaller (and cheaper) USB2 micro E cable will also work, but you won't optimal transfer speeds with it.

I believe the K-50 has a mini B port, so its cable will not work.

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Thank you both! I'll need a new cable than. I hope they stick to one size for now on.


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