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Old Sep 25, 2010, 3:49 AM   #1
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Default Suggest memory card from these two for Canon 7d


I need a memory card for my Canon 7d. Please suggest that from both of these mentioned below which is best one

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Is there any specific difference in both cards? because transcend is 32Gb under US$98 and SANDISK is 16GB @ US$92

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Old Sep 25, 2010, 5:18 AM   #2
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If you won't be shooting in continuous mode, then the Transcend is a good choice. But the SanDisk is faster.
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 6:55 AM   #3
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its down to speed or capacity
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 7:22 AM   #4
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I bought Sandisk 32GB Extreme CF memory card - UDMA 60MB/s 400x.
So far, so good. Extremely fast.
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 8:21 AM   #5
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Sandisk is more reliable and more likely to actually provide the speed it claims. The off-brands have not worked well for me.
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 10:47 AM   #6
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I have several Trancend cards that work well, first one I bought a 166x is 4 years old now and never a glitch ( use it wifeys 50D). Either of these cards are capable of speeds higher than your camera can write to them and I would doubt you see any buffer overruns due to lack of card speed in a camera with a single Digic processor. The only payoff in speeds this high is getting the data off the card and on to your PC, if you are using USB reader you will not see much difference in these and a 200X. Where the speed really pays off is using a firewire 800 reader. IMO the performance of either card is sufficient and at best if the Sandisk does end up a little faster you wont notice it. I look at Rob Galbraiths site all the time comparing card speeds but if you go and look you will always notice he never compares apples to apples and is extremly sandisk/nikon biased.
I use the transcend exclusively and have yet to have a failure or corrupt data and when I can empty a 16GB card in less than 5 minutes with firewire 800 thats good enough for me. Matter of fact the only data loss I ever experienced from a CF card was a 4GB sandisk and why I tried the transcend in the first place.
IMO Sandisk and Lexar are over rated and over priced.
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Old Sep 26, 2010, 4:57 PM   #7
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are these both cards worked on Canon 7d?
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