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Old Feb 9, 2010, 6:58 AM   #1
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Hi,
I recently bought a HD video camera to fit to my son's go-kart and need to buy a new SDHC card.
I have noticed that there are SDHC and SDHC (Video) cards available but when looking at the descriptions they both seem to suggest they are suitable for still and video recording.
Is it best to have the SDHC Video for recorders and SDHC for my digitial camera?
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Old Feb 9, 2010, 10:08 AM   #2
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As long as the Card is Class 6 or better, you will be fine for video. There are sdhc card that are class 2 and 4. They may not be fast enough to keep up with the camera. Class 6 is generally what is recommended to avoid the problem of overloading the buffer.
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As long as the Card is Class 6 or better, you will be fine for video. There are sdhc card that are class 2 and 4. They may not be fast enough to keep up with the camera. Class 6 is generally what is recommended to avoid the problem of overloading the buffer.
While I agree with you, I've found that the Class 4 card I bought for my E-P1 does video just fine. I bought it because I wanted 16gb capacity, and at that time I didn't see a Class 6 16gb card for my price. As it turns out, the Polaroid 16gb class 4 card works fine for video on the E-P1.

Still, if you have the choice, I agree that you should go with Class 6.
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While I agree with you, I've found that the Class 4 card I bought for my E-P1 does video just fine. I bought it because I wanted 16gb capacity, and at that time I didn't see a Class 6 16gb card for my price. As it turns out, the Polaroid 16gb class 4 card works fine for video on the E-P1.

Still, if you have the choice, I agree that you should go with Class 6.
I totally agree the some class 4 card are fine with hd video. I have a sandisk Ultra II class 4, and I tested it 1080 for 12 min, and had not issues.
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