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07-23-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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memory cards for the Kx when shooting raw

What size would be a good memory card to use for my Kx? I can get a class 10 16gig card from a local store for $40 and it seems best for the price.

If I'm shooting raw how many shots can I expect to put on a card like that?

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What type of card? With 16 GB you could get close to 800 raw images. But for me, I prefer smaller cards and top quality. Cheap no-name cards can have some problems where cards like Lexar or Sandisk rarely fail. I'd never store that many shots on one card unless it was a vacation or some trip where carrying extra stuff is going to be an issue.
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My last SANDISK 16 gig class 10 cost me $96.00. a month ago. K-7 with jpeg will do 1200 plus images, more with your 12Mpixel sensor
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That price sounds about right. I got a Transcend 16GB Class 6 with reader on sale for about $35 awhile back but it has been hovering around 42-45 ever since.

I've never had a card problem (Kingston, SanDisk, Lexar, Transcend). There was a card-failure poll going awhile ago. About 70-something percent never had a single problem. Of the remainder, we never heard much about what the actual problem (major/minor/temporary, etc) really was. I might have to hunt up the thread.

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Another plug for SanDisk. It's the only brand I'll use. Reliability is there, allowing you as photographer to have confidence and assurance that you won't loose one photo.
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I use 4GB class 10 SDHC cards from SanDisk. With the K20 14MB images I get 167 images in RAW, and I carry about 2 or 3 with me in my backpack. I too, mainly use Transcend, Kingston, Lexar, PQI and have never really had a failure. To guard against failure I tend to stay with the smaller cards (4GB) - thus potentially limiting my loss.

The only reason I am using SanDisk now, was that Thanksgiving 2008 they had a SD card giveway in 3 packs. So, I availed myself of their offer.

SanDisk (at least the ones I have) came with a data recovery utility on a mini CD. So, I would suggest maybe 1 small 4GB SanDisk just for the utility - just in case, then look for good prices on the web for the other brands....

just a thought....
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thanks for the helpful replies. This is my first digital of any sort so it's all new to me.
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I like Transcend 8GB Class 6 $20.00 Have 2 of them .

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