New SD Card

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by MrMoris, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. MrMoris macrumors newbie

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  2. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    If you are afraid then go to a reputable site/dealer. I use a Class 10 Sandisk Ultra with speed of 40MB/S I got when your D5000 came out. The ones that are out now would only read faster when connecting them to the computer. It will not make your camera go faster.

    You could save some money and just go with the Sandisk Ultra with 80MB/S or the 40MB/S which is plenty.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...unc_016g_gn6in_ultra_sd_16gb_card_80mb_s.html
     
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    A fast write speed card comes in handy if you shoot in burst mode and fill the buffer. The camera will be slow to take more frames until the buffer is written to the SD card. So if you are not shooting in fast frame mode for wildlife or sports, a fast write card will not help so much. Personally I would not purchase any card with a write speed under 90MBs. I stick with Lexar from B&H or Adorama.
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

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    What difference were you expecting? In the camera it will <only> make the camera clear its buffer quicker, meaning you can take longer burst before the card slows the camera shooting speed. If you don't commonly shoot long burst and hit that issue, you wil see no diffetrence.

    Out of camera, a faster card should let you copy images to your Mac faster, if you don't take many images to download at one time though, again you won't notice much difference in real usage.
     
  5. rolsskk macrumors 6502

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    But that's also only if his camera can take advantage of the faster cards. There are some cameras out there that are hindered by their hardware and cannot go the full advertised read/write speed.
     
  6. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Slight assumption based on the OPs description of camera and card.
     

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