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Old Nov 30, 2009, 12:24 AM   #1
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My sister just bought a Canon A2000 and I have read online from reviews that a fast card (20mb/s or more) is needed or else it takes a long time to save the picture to the card after each shot.

What is the best card to accomplish this? She doesn't need a lot of space, 2-4 GB would be more than enough.
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Old Nov 30, 2009, 2:56 AM   #2
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In order to capture uninterrupted video or continuous shooting, a Class 6 SD/SDHC card is appropriate.

A 4GB SDHC card will store about 33 minutes of best quality video, about 896 Large/Super Fine still images, or some combination of the two. That would certainly be enough to hold one day's efforts, but for a week's worth of vacation, it might not. It depends on how long she can go before she must transfer files to her computer.
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So which of these two cards would be better?

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=11090204

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208090
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The first is a Class 2 card, which would not be appropriate.

The second is a Class 6 card, which would be appropriate.
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Okay, I see. The chart on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital is confusing me because the UltraII card says it is 100x which it says is class 6.

Anyway, that Transcend card literally just dropped another $5 in the last 2 minutes. Is that a good reliable brand flash card brand?
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Okay, I see. The chart on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital is confusing me because the UltraII card says it is 100x which it says is class 6.
Apples and Oranges. The advertisements talk about maximum throughput. They're talking about how fast thier products are. The SD Classes are minimum throughput. These are the lowest possible sustained throughput those cards will provide.

Go by the class on the card, not the manufacturers specs.

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Anyway, that Transcend card literally just dropped another $5 in the last 2 minutes. Is that a good reliable brand flash card brand?
Many people here are happy with Trancend cards.
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