New Pentax 645 and the death of the CF card

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by RichA, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    It seems to be the first pro machine that uses SD cards instead. The
    Pentax K7 (semi pro) uses SD as well.
    RichA, Mar 13, 2010
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    ray Guest

    Really - I'd have thought they'd have gone to SDHC!
    ray, Mar 13, 2010
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    John A. Guest


    They do. In fact they even had firmware updates that added SDHC
    support to the old *ist cameras.
    John A., Mar 13, 2010
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    Nomen Nescio Guest

    The Canon 1D mk.4, Canon 1DS mk.3 take SD/SDHC and CF both.
    Nomen Nescio, Mar 13, 2010
  5. RichA

    RichA Guest

    So does the D300s. I meant exclusive use.
    RichA, Mar 13, 2010
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    Bruce Guest

    The 645D appears to accept SDHC but not SDXC cards. I expect that
    omission will be cured very soon.
    Bruce, Mar 13, 2010
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    Nomen Nescio Guest

    Pentax Rep told me when they brought out the * ist DS they went to SD cards
    for several reasons;

    space requirements, SD bays take up a lot less space.

    CF pins, they would never have to do a warranty claim for bent pins with the
    SD card. I have seen a few bent pins in other CF cameras. Yes it takes a
    certainly amount of skill to insert a CF and bend pins, yet people do it.
    Nomen Nescio, Mar 13, 2010
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    Paul Furman Guest

    I bent the pins in my old CF card reader eventually.
    Paul Furman, Mar 15, 2010
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    Bruce Guest

    It only takes a little piece of dirt in one of the slots.
    Bruce, Mar 15, 2010
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