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Old Nov 3, 2004, 1:44 PM   #1
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In a fast card (for example Ultra II card) you are able to write at9 MB/s.

The review of Optio S5i and Panasonic FX7 (for example) says that a photograf (2,5MB) is recorded in 1,5 sec (FX7)and in3,5 sec (S5i).

If the camera was able to write at card speed, the photograf should be recorded in 0,3 sec.So, time in recording a photograf is limited by the camera, not by the card.

So, I think that spend much money in a fast card is a nonsense (only taking into account photografs, no video). Maybe with a slow card instead of 1,5 seconds, photograf will be recorded in 2 seconds.

What do you think?. Do you agree with me?
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Old Nov 3, 2004, 8:43 PM   #2
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Depends on your camera... I just bought a Canon 20D. It will write files very quickly and choke a slow card. Every system is limited by something. It was worthwhile to me to upgrade my card. Whether you should or not depends on your camera. Remember that the price on faster and bigger cards is dropping quickly. Wait till you get a camera that needs a fast card before you buy the new card. It'll be cheaper next week than it is today.
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