Max write speed of Canon XS

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by duncanapple, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. duncanapple macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    My new Canon Rebel XS is due to arrive today and I want to get a new SD card for it asap (I have a regular 1gb card from my P&S in the mean time).

    I am looking at SanDisk, the Ultra II and Ultra III. Seems the difference is 15mb/sec vs 30. My question is, should I spend the money on the 30, or does the camera itself run into bottlenecks to where I wouldn't get the benefit of the extra speed the Ultra III offers? The ultra III is about 2x the price. I don't mind spending the money IF it gets me something (plus I have a family member who works at best buy, so it should be a lot cheaper) but why waste the money if the camera wont write any faster b/c of it?

    Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  2. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Because your computer should read faster because of it?
     
  3. duncanapple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah yeah, thats a good point (assuming USB 2.0 isnt a bottleneck) I didn't even think about downloading those images to my mac. And if I had an 8gb card full of RAW images, that speed bump may be a big deal huh?

    Thanks -
     
  4. romanaz macrumors regular

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    I got the xsi and I'm using an 8gb Kingston class 6 card (theoretically same speed as extreme III? Afaik) and it was same speed in raw and jpg in burst mode from an ultra 2 and an extreme 3. IMO get an ultra 2 if u want. Good card. Kingston one seems good too and cheaper to boot.
     
  5. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Unless you shoot a lot of raw files on continuous, the only advantages of faster cards are reviewing the pictures on camera and uploading them to the computer.
     
  6. wheelhot macrumors 68020

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    Somehow I find uploading the pictures from the SLR to the computer is much faster then using a memory card hub to transfer the pics.
     

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