Faster memory card.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by uaecasher, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    does it worth to pay more for a 30MB/s sandisk memory card when I have a 15mb/s? what exactly will be faster other than transferring it to my mac?
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    The point is that the camera can write to it faster. (The 30mb/s refers to the writing speed, not reading speed) Do you shoot in continuous mode? If so, I feel it's worth it.
     
  3. jampat macrumors 6502a

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    Check your cameras maximum write speed, that will determine whether a faster card will be helpful in camera. Where faster cards shine is in the transfer of pictures from the card to a computer. A UDMA card with an appropriate card reader really ups the transfer speed to a computer.
     
  4. uaecasher thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. firestarter macrumors 603

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    How many GB of pictures do you take typically? How much time does it normally take to download pictures?

    If you take less than 2 or 3 GB it's not like you spend much time waiting anyway...
     
  6. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

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    D90 can't put images to the card fast enough to take full advantage of the fastest card speeds. However, I have no idea about video recording, a faster card might be valuable there (though I seriously doubt it). Now if you had a D3 or a D700 and grip and wanted to shoot continuous bursts of RAW files on the high speed setting, you may want to invest in a faster card; but even then you'd need to be mindful of the camera's max write speed.

    SLC
     
  7. maddagascar macrumors regular

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    i went through the same problem deciding what to buy with my t1i..i eventually bought the sandisk sd extreme III...i forgot what class it is, but i know in the manual it said to get a high class.

    just get a bigger faster one just in case, in my opinion.
     

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