Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 31, 2007, 2:45 PM   #21
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378
Default

Update:

I gave the Transcend 16GB 133x CompactFlash card a workout on Saturday, taking some 836 photos (1672 files total) using cRAW (compressed raw) + JPEG Fine with a Sony DSLR-A700, using some 13.5GB on a 16GB card in one afternoon. ;-)

I went to a family reunion at around 12:30PM Saturday (shooting indoors in a well lit reception hall with a Minolta 28mm f/2 AF Lens with no flash) and an outdoor wedding later at 5:00PM Saturday afternoon (shooting with a Minolta 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 AF Lens from the audience ), attending an outdoor reception following the wedding and shooting more with it there.

The card worked just fine and I never filled the camera's buffer from what I could tell.

I clocked it in my A700, and it looks like it can flush 10 cRAW files (12.2MB each) in 8 seconds flat, or a full buffer of 15 cRAW images in 12 seconds flat, working out to a bit over 15MB/Second write time to the card, including the time the camera needs to compress the raw files into cRAW (Sony's lossless compression format). lol

That's as fast as an Extreme III in this camera. But, that's a lot slower than an Extreme IV in this camera from user tests I've seen so far (this camera has a very fast write speed to media and can take advantage of the new higher speed 266x and 300x cards that support UDMA). It's probably the fastest camera on the planet for write times to media right now.

JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2007, 12:08 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Decatur, GA
Posts: 2,053
Default

Thanks for the memory card info. Only twice in my 5 years of digital have I had the chance to take that many photos in one day and that was on back to back days at the Baltimore Fire-Rescue Expo and Parade. They have the entire convention floor filled with fire trucks and exhibits to the max and the next day they have the parade to end all parades with over 125 fire vehicles. I ended up taking1600 photos in two days set on the 5MP setting of my Fuji S-9100 camera. I did offload my 2GB Ultra II sandsc card in the middle of touring the exhibits while I had lunch to a Wolverine 80GB portable device and did the same as soon as the parade was over. All the photos from the entire weeks vacation -- 2600 in all fit on 1 DVD..... I tend to shoot at 5mega-pixel most of the time because that is what my employer wants as far as file size and quality so that is by habit.

dave
Photo 5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 2007, 2:24 PM   #23
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 12
Default

JimC wrote:
Quote:
Most cards that are UDMA capable are rated as 266x or 300x cards, and this one is rated at 133x. Interesting.

According to Transcend's press release, it's dual mode (supports both dual-channel transfer and UDMA mode 4):

Quote:
To ensure ultimate compatibility and speed, it operates in both dual-channel transfer and the Ultra DMA mode 4 standard. Transcend's 133X CF cards achieve extraordinary average read/write speeds of up to 45MB/21.5MB per second
Transcend also sells 266X cards which have the same performance as their 133x UDMA cards. :roll:
http://dcareview.com/CF/CF_2GB_Transcend_266X.html

I wouldn't be surprised if these cards were exactly the same, except with a different label.

Twister336 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 2007, 2:34 PM   #24
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378
Default

They don't have 266x cards in 16GB size, yet (but, you can get a Transcend 8GB 266x Card now).


JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 19, 2007, 11:57 AM   #25
Member
 
drgrafix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 39
Default

This looks too tempting to pass up. 16Gigs of space, UDMA ready, and under $120.00? I did some informal polling online and quite a few folks like the Transcend cards. The D300 is on order :-) and I know I'm going to need some space. This sounds like a winner. Or... should I go for the faster, albeit smaller 8GB 266X?
drgrafix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 19, 2007, 12:20 PM   #26
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378
Default

One of each. ;-)


JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:58 PM.