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    Memory cards

    Following up on 9mm's thread, looks like I'll be bringing my Costco memory cards back

    Got a pair of these 4GB cards http://www.buy.com/prod/sandisk-4gb-...206812523.html for $35. Didn't seem too bad and they're class 4.

    Looks like Buy.com has this 16 GB class 6 card for a couple bucks less, shipped free http://www.buy.com/prod/ocz-16gb-sdh...212236546.html

    Thinking of buying one of those and bringing the Costco ones back.

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    Going to order it tonight.

    Am I missing something, is there a reason I should stick with the cards I've got?

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    The one on buy.com looks interesting... my problem is that the card I have right now is 30 mb/s and going to 6 mb/s I worry about a performance drop. I dunno. I guess for only 33 bucks I should just buy it and see how it is? Worse comes to worse it could be my backup card or something...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9mmprincess View Post
    The one on buy.com looks interesting... my problem is that the card I have right now is 30 mb/s and going to 6 mb/s I worry about a performance drop. I dunno. I guess for only 33 bucks I should just buy it and see how it is? Worse comes to worse it could be my backup card or something...
    If you're shooting video, I'd go with as high a transfer rate as I can afford. Still photography, unless you're shooting pictures rapid fire in a high action area, you can get by with the slower transfer rates. It's more a matter of looking at it in the context of buffer speed. The faster the card, the faster the camera can transfer the picture to the card and free up that buffer space to take another picture.
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    Yeah, that's the thing - I want the card for shooting video. I have an 8 gig card right now and that's fine for pictures. It's just that the high speed cards are a tad expensive, but I guess you get what you pay for - I dont want the video I shoot to be crappy because i got a cheap card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    If you're shooting video, I'd go with as high a transfer rate as I can afford. Still photography, unless you're shooting pictures rapid fire in a high action area, you can get by with the slower transfer rates. It's more a matter of looking at it in the context of buffer speed. The faster the card, the faster the camera can transfer the picture to the card and free up that buffer space to take another picture.
    A slow buffer to card transfer rate can be rather noisome, even when shooting snaps.

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