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Old Apr 28, 2010, 1:18 PM   #1
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Default Class 4 or class 6 SD card for Panasonic ZS1? Will I notice any perfomance difference

I was going to buy an 8GB SD card for my new camera, Panasonic ZS1. It sells for 19.99 , which I think is a good price but it is only a Class 4. Will this be sufficient or will I notice better performance if I move up to a Class 6 or higher?

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Old Apr 28, 2010, 5:00 PM   #2
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If you'll be recording long video clips or shooting continuously, you should go with a Class 6, or even Class 10 card. If not, then Class 4 should be ok.

But I'd be highly cautious about using an 8GB card that only costs $20.
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my friend has a zs3, and a transcend class 6. A class will do just fine for HD video. It is plenty fast enough with the smaller buffer that the point and shoot has. You will not need anything more.
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The class 4 is the same brand that I have in my camera now, which is a 2GB. Used it mostly in my Canon S3 and I thought it worked fine. It's a Toshiba and it's through Sam's, which seems to sell things for a little less than most places. I didn't know that would mean the card was not a good card.
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Cost isn't necessarily an indicator of quality and performance, but quality and performance always cost a little more.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 8:20 AM   #6
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Default Reviews on SD cards

So I have tried to find reviews on Toshiba SD cards? Does anyone know of a place that has done a recent review/testing on current models of SD cards? I've looked and most of what I have found are old....done in 2006 or so.

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