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03-20-2015, 08:41 AM   #1
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Fast card for K5 /K5II?

I am shooting sports and am looking for a fast writing memory card for burst shots, can someone recommend some that they have had good experience with?

Also, does anyone know the maximum write speed for the K5 /K5II? (DNG with everything else off: D-Range, Noise Reduction, etc)?

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03-20-2015, 09:22 AM   #2
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Base card specification is "class 10". However, newer cards can be much faster going up to 95MB/s. Look for a card that specifies the speed rather than the class. I use SanDisk Extreme Pro rated at 95MB/s, that is about as fast as you can get. And should exceed the capabilities of the k-5 which I think has been tested at about 30MB/s.

Some additional information here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/172-pentax-k-3/241594-anyone-worked-out-write-speed-yet.html
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Thank you for your help,jatrax.
03-21-2015, 04:41 AM   #4
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There is a good deal from Focus Camera (64GB for $19.95 delivered):
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GVE4QMM

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QuoteOriginally posted by Prakticant Quote
There is a good deal from Focus Camera (64GB for $19.95 delivered):
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GVE4QMM
Many reported problems between Pentax and large-capacity Sony SD cards. It might work, but is it worth the hassle?
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SanDisk Extreme and Samsung Pro seem to be safe bets.
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Thanks everyone.

I have tried SanDisk Extreme and and PNY Elite Performance.
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