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Old Dec 17, 2007, 11:36 AM   #1
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I have a panasonic fz8 with a buffer and 27 mb inner memory. Do i really nead a fast card?
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Old Dec 17, 2007, 3:51 PM   #2
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Do i really nead a fast card?
Why would you not want a fast card? :-)

The specs for the FZ8 state that Burst Mode Shooting is at 3 frames per second for a maximum of 5 images at an Image Quality of Fine.

What happens after that depends on how fast your card is.

If you don't shoot bursts, you won't ever run into the limitation, and a slow card will work just fine.
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If you don't shoot bursts, you won't ever run into the limitation, and a slow card will work just fine.
Would the same reasoning apply to the Canon S5IS?

Would you also know if card speed is material when shooting videon on the same camera?

Thanks for your inputs.
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Would the same reasoning apply to the Canon S5IS?
Yes.

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Would you also know if card speed is material when shooting videon on the same camera?
Yes. A card that is too slow will causethe video to jump around. A basic flash memory card will probably be too slow, but the next step up would probably be fine, and the difference incost isn't very much.
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Thanks a lot for the info. Now I know why some of my video clips seem to, as you say, jump around, which was when I was using a standard SD card. But there are also those that are very good - when I used a faster card.
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