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Old Nov 23, 2007, 5:00 PM   #1
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I'm getting a new camera(Panasonic TZ3), but I'm a bit confused on the speed of the SD card that I need.

I currently have a SanDisk 4GB SDHC Class 2(2MB/s)

if i want to use the burst fuction on my camera(2-3frames/second 7.2mpix, one 7.2mpix pic ~ 2MB), does it mean that my SD Card is going to limit the speed of the burst?

and for video mode, is the speed not enough? some sites recommend using a 10MB/s card for video mode

if so, would you recommend either of these two cards?

Transcend SDHC 8GB Class 6 , $60
Kingston SDHC 8GB Class 6, $70

or a 4GB SD 133x card?
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Old Nov 23, 2007, 7:40 PM   #2
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I'd probably go with the 8GB Transcend Class 6 card. I doubt your camera would take advantage of many cards much faster than it's capable of.

Just because a card meets Class 6 specifications (minimum sustained write speed of 6MB/Second), doesn't mean it's not faster than that. More often than not, the device it's being used in is the bottleneck versus the card itself (many cameras can't write as fast as the cards are capable of).

Transcend shows these specs for their 8GB Class 6 SDHC Card (TS8GSDHC6):

Transfer Speed (8GB): Approx. 19MB/Second Read, 13MB/Second Write.


Newegg.com has this one for $57.99 delivered right now:


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