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07-15-2012, 08:13 AM   #1
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K-x Memory Card Errors

I get a write error every so often that locks the camera for a while and fails to write the image. Sometimes I have to turn the camera off to get it to work again. Has anyone else had this problem? I've used Transcend and Sandisk cards.

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Did you format the cards in-camera? If so, and if the problem happens with more than one card, then it might be your camera, but I'd try upgrading your firmware and formatting your cards before blaming the camera

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I've had similar issues with K-x if the card class has been too slow. Never had any problems with class 10 memory cards.
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Yes, I try to format the cards often. I know I did when it received the last error. I will check the firmware version. Last time I did I had the latest. The Transcend cards are class 10. The SanDisk Extremes are class 6, I think. Maybe I need SanDisk class 10.

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I have Transcend class 10 card at the moment, so I think that is not the issue - Your should work as well. I think getting Sandisk class 10 would be waste of money at this point... the problem must be somewhere else...
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Lol. Yea, like the hardware. It's my main body and I use it a lot. May be time for service. I really like the camera and the big improvements over the K2000 - my first DSLR. Now I'm doing paid work and need something with a few more features that's dead reliable. Do I service or upgrade? I have a gig in about 30 days.
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I've only personally had this issue with a PNY Class 4 card.. and went shooting in HI burst mode with my K-x..

Btw the Class value isn't a hard and fast rule on overall performance; some Class 6 are as fast if not faster than some Class 10.. for example: Benchmark Results: Read/Write Throughput : Memory Cards, Part 2: SDHC Cards From 8GB To 16GB
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The current firmware is 1.01. The last two are for SDXC support. I'll upgrade the firmware just in case. I hadn't considered the drive mode. It's normally in Hi, but when I checked this morning, it was Low. I set it to Hi and fired off 6 or 7 frames - no problem. I'll try to figure out what's wrong before I start buying cards or having serviced.

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I was also having this issue on my K-x firmware 1.01. Pictures sometimes would not save and the camera would lock up. I updated to version 1.03 and have no problems since.
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That's very good news. So Adam was right? I hope it works! Thanks.
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I applied firmware 1.03 early last week and shot a 90th birthday party Saturday. No problems so far.
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