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Old Dec 28, 2003, 10:48 PM   #1
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Default 5050 to CF...how fast?

I am researching which CF card I would like to get for my 5050. I am trying to find out how fast the 5050 writes (is that the buffer?) to the CF card, so I don't buy a card that is faster than my camera.

I looked on the Olympus website and haven't found it. Anyone know or have suggestions? I was looking at Lexar 16x. Is anyfaster a waste of money? I will use tiff, but think I will primarily use jpeg.

Sidenote: In doing my research I read that Lexar Write Acceleration is not compatible with the c-5050. It will be compatible with the E series. But on a website I read in a c-5050 deluxe package they offered a Lexar 40x. It said to take advantage of the faster WA feature of the card.
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 1:58 PM   #2
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My 5050 writes a 7.5 Mb RAW file to a 16X Dane-elec CF card in 7.1 seconds, and to a Sandisk Ultra II CF in 3.5 seconds.

The 5050 doesn't support WA, so that doesn't help. The 5060 does support WA.

Speed doesn't really help if you are only taking JPG images - you won't notice the differences.

It is really with RAW or TIFF that you need the faster cards.
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