12-29-2014 07:22 AM
I've recently bought a Pentax K3 camera and a 32GB SanDisk Extreme Plus card (80MB/s) as it was listed in the compatible cards on the Pentax K3 page: http://support.us.ricoh-imaging.com/node/1804
The thing is that the K3 shows "Memory Card Error" on the display when I put the card in.
I've tried formatting the card on Windows in FAT32, exFAT and NTSC in both slow and fast modes and with a special software but it doesn't work. I've also checked the firmware version of my camera but it seems to be the latest update (1.11). I even tried to put the card in the SD slot 2 but it doesn't change anything.
After browsing threads on Google, I saw that some expensive cards like SanDisk or Sony may cause compatibility problems with some devices. One guy told that sometimes it might be better to buy a cheap card than an expensive one.
So, I would simply like to know what more I can do before buying another card.
Thanks for caring and sorry for my English; I'm French.
- Greg K.
12-29-2014 03:23 PM
I assume you have formatted it in camera. I've not heard of any problems with Sanadisk cards in Pentax cameras, Sony yes - best to avoid Sony cards. If it doesn't fomat in camera it's probably a bad card, do you have another card to make sure the camera is not at fault?
01-03-2015 06:33 AM
I've tried to blow on the card and in the contacts inside the SD slot as I already had this problem on another device a while ago but it doesn't change anything.
01-03-2015 06:47 AM
Simple question: aren't Pentax cameras limited for high-speed SD cards?
Let's suppose that the K-3 cannot accept cards over 60Mb/s of writing speed, this would explain why my card doesn't work. I have to find another high-speed card of another brand to see if it comes for this type of cards of just my SanDisk.
It'd be disappointing though: it'd be a shame if the K-3 is limited to basic cards while Pentax praises a reactive camera with good continuous-shooting capacities.
01-03-2015 07:06 PM