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Old Apr 5, 2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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Hi all

I've just bought myself a brand new Panasonic Lumic DMC-TZ65 and I want to get myself a 16GB card!

I was thinking that http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...A3TLXN00XR34MU would do the trick but I want to know if it is the right apprpriate class for this camera?

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Old Apr 5, 2010, 1:16 PM   #2
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It's a class 6 SDHC card, which means it can handle conventional video without drop-outs because of buffer over-runs, and it can handle continuous shooting of still images. You can go faster, but it wouldn't buy you anything extra. And if you go slower, you might have problems with buffer over-runs when shooting videos and/or shooting continuously.
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It's a class 6 SDHC card, which means it can handle conventional video without drop-outs because of buffer over-runs, and it can handle continuous shooting of still images. You can go faster, but it wouldn't buy you anything extra. And if you go slower, you might have problems with buffer over-runs when shooting videos and/or shooting continuously.
Does it help with transfer rate to a PC to go to class 10?
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Does it help with transfer rate to a PC to go to class 10?
No doubt, but the SD Classes are based on a minimum sustained write speed, and don't specify a read speed. So, for the transfer rate of files from the card to a host, you can't compare one card to another by their respective classes, but read speeds are always faster than write speeds.
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