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Memory cards for K-5

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by Monobod, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum


    I have been given a Kingston 16Gb elite 30Mb/sec SD card. Does anyone know if the K-5 can read and write to a card of this size please?

    I friend said it may have an 8Gb limitation???? I ask because I have misplaced my Manual at the moment, not just being lazy!

  2. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I have a GX 20 = K20 and I use 16gb cards in that
    (pictures are still not the best though :eek: must the cards eh)
  3. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    Thanks. I thought 8Gb was a bit small for Pentax......:)
  4. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    I've yet to go larger than 4GB :eek: and, initially, I never thought I'd go
    about 512MB .... so I could always put pics on CD's ;)


  5. 20watt

    20watt New Member

    Be careful with any "SDHC" cards - Both my K5's read 16GB cards just fine, but ONLY the "non-SDHC" cards (i.e. class 10 or 6)

    The two 16GB cards with "SDHC" on it can be used by my K5, but then any laptop I try to use them in won't read these cards - forcing me to use the usb-cable to get the pictures from my K5.

    My 2 cents...
  6. welshwizard645

    welshwizard645 Well-Known Member

    I use 3 x Extreme 16GB with K-5 with no problems whatsoever.
  7. jeallen01

    jeallen01 Well-Known Member

    Simply get a USB adaptor that reads SDHC cards - a very few quid from eBay - and plug that into the laptop and that will solve the problem.
  8. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    I have a multi card reader built into my computer under the disk drive slot, so that would probably work too if I had a problem. I assume the K-3 is bullet proof on this?
  9. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Nothing, David, is bullet proof :D and, as for card readers, built in ones, in my experience, will, on occasion, screw up :( and as do external card readers :eek: However, the difference being, IMHO, I can carry around an extra external card reader ;)

    Also, I had a fiddle with the K-3 a few days ago and, sadly, I really liked it :eek: ... :( .... :D


  10. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    not quite as pocketable as your Q though....
  11. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Nope, you got that right, David ;) and, amazing, how few pics I've taken
    with only having my GR IV around my neck :eek:



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