Best SD/SDHC card for Olympus EP1

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by eVolcre, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. eVolcre macrumors 65816

    eVolcre

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    I'm running into a weird problem here. Picked up a Transcend 8GB Class 6 SDHC card. It actually performs slower than my 2GB Class 2 Sandisk. How come?

    When I say slower it's completely subjective. I'm evaluating the time it takes from when I take a picture to when it shows up on the screen. It's noticeably slower.

    Any particular brands or speeds I should be looking at? I spoke to someone else in a different field who ran field tests on various cards/classes/sizes and she said that for some reason 2 GB cards were faster than the high capacity ones. Doesn't make sense.

    eV
     
  2. peepboon macrumors 6502

    peepboon

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    I bought a 32GB Class 6 SDHC and it was slower than my 512mb SD card from perhaps 7-8 years ago >.> - I think some brands are telling fibs...

    Any ways, I stopped wasting money on no-name, crappy cards who claim to be SDHC and I now buy:

    Sandisk Ultra Class 4 SDHC 8GB.

    its very quick! I read somewhere that you need at least a class 4 for HD video recording. On the D90, when I used the crappy 32GB card, it never saved the video because it couldn't save the info fast enough... I was losing a lot of valuable shots.
     
  3. Acsom macrumors regular

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    I got the 8G Sandisk Extreme III from Adorama, only $40. Plenty fast in my E-P1.

    At 3 fps, I don't think it's going to be stressed too much. I just tried it; in LF jpg, I held the shutter down for 30 shots without a choke, and the buffer cleared in 4 seconds. In RAW, it took 16 shots and the buffer cleared in 8.5 seconds. This camera is great, I love it and it's become my preferred box. But it isn't going to stress any SD card speed ratings.
     
  4. eVolcre thread starter macrumors 65816

    eVolcre

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    So am I doing something wrong? When I take a picture it takes half a second for it to show up on the LCD. How do I shoot faster?
     
  5. Abraxsis macrumors 6502

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    Make sure you have the cam set to continuous shooting mode and you can turn off the auto preview function as well.

    Ditto on the Sandisk Ultra Class 4 cards, I dont deal with any other brands. Although, I do recommend the Sandisk Class 6 cards over the 4 for HD video.
     

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