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Old Mar 16, 2010, 8:49 AM   #1
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Default Sandisk UltraII Class4 or Toshiba Class6 ?

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I want to buy a new memory card for my Panasonic DMC-FZ35 Camera
I need a hight speed memory card to record my videos in HD format wothout any problems

I found SanDisk 16GB UltraII 15MB/s Class 4 and Toshiba 16GB Class 6 at the same price

What's the main advantage of UltraII memories versus traditional memories ?
Which memory is faster ? at write and read speed ?

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Old Mar 16, 2010, 10:21 PM   #3
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The ultra is a pretty fast class 4, but depending on the buffer of the FZ35 it may be fast enough for HD shooting. But the Class 6 card would be better for HD.

You can also consider a transend class 10, it is about the same price at newegg.com for 25 dollars for a 8gb card. Way faster then both card mention.
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I've had my FZ35 for only a few days now and am still trying to wade through the PDF. But, I do recall seeing the recommendation that for video recording a Class 6 card be used. So, I'd follow Panasonic's advice and get a class 6 card if you're going to shoot video.

If you're doing only stills, then, you don't even need a class 6 card.

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Old Mar 17, 2010, 5:13 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone
I found a weird article about Sandisk Ultra II Class 2:

The dark gray is the Sandisk 8GB UltraII Class 2 !!!
It's like a Class 10 memory



http://www.aselabs.com/articles.php?id=237

Can anyone test a Sandisk Ultra II Class 4 ??

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Old Mar 17, 2010, 6:29 AM   #6
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I have tested the sandisk Ultra II class 3 already. It is really fast, but is not as fast as my delkin Class 6. On my T1i and the larger buffer, it will shoot a 12min 1080 video without issue. But if you shoot in burst mode, I get buffer lag in about 4 sec, while with a delkin class 6. The buffer lagged does not show up till about 5.
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Thanks everyone
I found a weird article about Sandisk Ultra II Class 2:

The dark gray is the Sandisk 8GB UltraII Class 2 !!!
It's like a Class 10 memory



http://www.aselabs.com/articles.php?id=237

Can anyone test a Sandisk Ultra II Class 4 ??

Thanks
Thanks a lot
But why Sandisk Labeled this High Speed memory as Class 2
Is there another limitations ?

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Old Mar 18, 2010, 12:12 AM   #8
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I think there may be something funny there, I have a ultra II class 2 that I have in one of my point and shoot now adays, when I put it in my t1i and use burst mode, I get hit by buffer lag pretty quickly.
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Transcend class 10 in same game (except for price) as Sandisk Extreme III or Class 10:

http://www.digitalversus.com/article-388-7898-161.html

http://www.digitalversus.com/article-388.html
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Transcend class 10 in same game (except for price) as Sandisk Extreme III or Class 10:

http://www.digitalversus.com/article-388-7898-161.html

http://www.digitalversus.com/article-388.html
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