The Pentax 16GB FluCard Pro SDHC Memory Card allows for wireless connectivity between a Pentax K-3 DSLR camera and either a mobile device or computer. It allows for remotely changing settings such as ISO, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, and focus points. Additionally, it can connect via a wireless LAN connection to compatible smartphones, computers, and tablets for acting as a live view display.
The user can also use a web browser to check the live view image by visiting a designated web page. They can then release the K-3's shutter and review the images recorded on the card.
• 16GB Class 10 SDHC card
• 802.11n Wi-Fi transmitter
• 7.5m/24ft recommended range
• Connection via web browser (safari or chrome)
• Remote Live View
• Tap to select and activate AF point
• Remote shutter release
• Remote adjustment of Shutter speed, ISO, Aperture and Exposure compensation
• Remote access to Pentax "green button" hyperprogram
• Full size JPEG transfer to connected device
• Live update to image catalog as shots are taken
• Save in Raw or JPEG on card
Reviewed by 3 customers
It serves to control and remotely view the camera from a phone, tablet or computer. The resolution is very limited, if you have a 1080p device, it won't use the full resolution, not even close. It's limited to it own wifi network, you cannot use it on an existing network. And I was really hoping for eye-fi like functionality where the files automatically get pushed to my computer, but there's no auto push and without access to my home network, it couldn't do it anyway. I am sorely disappointed with this and returned it.
The Pentax Flu Card works well, faster and more reliably than (at least on Pentax cameras) than the Eye-Fi Pro X2 I've used with the K-5 and K-3 in the past. Of course, it has the remote control features, and live view that the Eye-Fi doesn't support. Overall, a great product, and just what I was hoping for.
Bought a Pentax K-3 camera Christmas 2013 and have bad the Flu fever since! The card arrived early March and have been doing some cursory testing. I had to visit the main Pentax (English) Japan site to download the user guide and supplement. The card is meant to work with Chrome and Safari browsers. I have Chrome on a Android Asus Tablet and Alienware 64-bit laptop. On either device you only get a minimum of the features available for remote control and it's a bit haphazard in operation. I borrowed the wife's iPad Air with Safari...now that's more like it, all features available just as shown in the user guide. Excellent. Wireless setup between the camera and external device is easy. Operation of the camera via the iPad is really good, via Chrome, not so good at all. So far, Flu Card is recommended for Safari users.