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04-23-2011, 01:53 PM   #1
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Pentax K-X and Class 6 SD flash memory

All I have at home at the moment are some older class 6 sd cards. Are these plenty fast enough for the Pentax K-X? Would it benefit the K-X at all using class 10 flash ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by geekette Quote
All I have at home at the moment are some older class 6 sd cards. Are these plenty fast enough for the Pentax K-X? Would it benefit the K-X at all using class 10 flash ?

When the K-x first came out there were no Class 10 SDHC cards -
what did K-x users do then ?

Class 6 is plenty fast enough even for the HD video.

Class 6 is actually fast enough for full HD at 1920x1080p/60fps.

Even class 4 is fast enough........

There is absolutely no harm in using the fastest card you can afford -
but test them for sustained write speeds for yourself
- although it shouldn't be so -
may be surprised that some class 6 are faster than some class 10......
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I use several SanDisk class 4 cards and they are plenty fast enough.
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Class 4 cards seem fine to me in my K-x, I don't really notice any difference between a Class 4 and a Class 10 card when saving video.

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I have a SanDisk class 4 card and compared to the class 10 it's a crap when doing continuous shooting. Takes much longer time to save all the images and also when the in-camera buffer runs out it takes much longer between frames. You won't notice any difference when using video though.
If you use continuous shooting just rarely, even class 4 is enough.
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I using 8 Gb class 10 and little bit confuse when saving with my photo who taken with fish eye..it's quite having long time to save it..but the problems doesn't come when using FA 28-70 F/4.

It's any correlation between lens and storage?
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QuoteOriginally posted by vegabraveian Quote
I using 8 Gb class 10 and little bit confuse when saving with my photo who taken with fish eye..it's quite having long time to save it..but the problems doesn't come when using FA 28-70 F/4.

It's any correlation between lens and storage?
You have lens correction turned on. The FA doesn't support lens correction so there will be no slowdown.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
I use several SanDisk class 4 cards and they are plenty fast enough.
same here, no problems at all, actualy class 6 microsomething is slower than my scandisk c4

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
You have lens correction turned on. The FA doesn't support lens correction so there will be no slowdown.
Oh...I see.....thanks bunch Boris..
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I have an 8GB class 4 card and a 32GB class 10 card, and unless I'm taking about 15+ shots in continuous mode, I don't notice any difference between the two. The only time I've taken that many continuous shots was to compare the cards
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