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Old Oct 26, 2020, 7:22 AM   #1
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Default Memory Cards for shooting video


I recently purchased a canon 7D and will soon be going on a long vacation where I will be shooting a lot of video.
I need to get lots of batteries and memory cards since I will not have power handy every day.
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How many cards and what size does anyone recommend me to get?

Thinking of getting 32GB cards, but how many would I need?
I've realized I can't shoot that much on a 4GB card. Only around 12-15min.
So if I got a 32 GB card, I should be able to get around 1.5 to 2 hours of footage. So if I film for around 8-10 hours a day, I would need around 4-5 32 GB cards. Is this correct?
That's for just video though and I will be taking photos as well. Would be a bit stupid if I didn't. =o)

Does anyone have any suggestions or tips about this?

Thankful for any answer.
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Old Oct 26, 2020, 8:59 PM   #2
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Flash memory does fail sometimes.
  1. Go with the big names (Lexar or SanDisk) as they are some of the most reliable.
  2. Having more smaller ones is better than having fewer larger ones. I'd go with where the price break is. Lexar's 128GB UHS-II/U3 card is cheaper than 2 of their 64GB cards, but their 256GB card is more expensive than 2 of their 128GB Cards, so go with the 128GB cards.
  3. Get the fast ones. If you can't take advantage of their speed with your current camera, you might be able to take advantage with your next camera.
Do with that what you will.
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