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Old Dec 10, 2004, 9:37 AM   #1
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I am looking to buy 1G of SD but confuse about speed. I don't plan to use this camera as a camcorder and don't plan to shoot too many burst mode. What is a good speed for the FZ-20. How do find out the spped on the card if it is not printed any where. I saw a Lexax card on sale but don't know if I should buy it or not since I don't know the speed. I ask around and no one in the store seem to know. Is Kingmax a better choice or Sandisk? I would like to buy Panasonic but it is too expensive.
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Old Dec 11, 2004, 6:56 PM   #2
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The only 1Mb card Lexar makes according to their site is 32X or 4.8Mb/sec sustained minimum write speed. That is probably fast enough. Steve recommends the Sandisk Ultra II at 9Mb/sec. Sandisk also makes an Extreme card that is the same speed. 4.8Mb/sec is pretty fast but I don't really know whether there is any mode it will slow in the FZ20. I have one in my FZ10 and it performs to specs in everything.
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Old Dec 15, 2004, 8:07 PM   #3
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I am very impressed with my Transcend 512 MB card. It is extremely fast and responsive.
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Old Dec 16, 2004, 11:36 PM   #4
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Well the Infinite continuous mode on the FZ20 is about 2 fps. At maximum image quality and 5 Megapixels, you're looking at about a 2.5MB .jpg per picture, so a regular 4.8MB/s card won't give you full 2fps but it won't be too far off.

You're not going to notice a difference if you're not in a continuous mode unless you're shooting .tiff.

The movie mode shouldn't be a problem at all with a slow card.
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