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Old Mar 15, 2011, 8:35 PM   #1
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is this a good memory card quaitly and price wise also would it be enough space for shootig raw files and how many raw files can a 16g card hold
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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is this a good memory card quaitly and price wise
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also would it be enough space for shootig raw files and how many raw files can a 16g card hold
16GB is a pretty big card. Even on modern DSLRs with resolution in the 10-18MP
range, you can expect to fit many hundreds of RAW files or several thousand JPEGs.

I think you have a Nikon D3000. The Raw file size is around 9MB and
typical JPEG file size is around 4.7MB.

Approximately:
16000/9 = 1777 RAW
16000/4.7 = 3404 JPEG
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 2:24 PM   #3
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well im gonna use the card to shoot all day motocross races so that why i think having a 16gb would be good
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I would rather have two 8gb or four 4gb cards, least any card fail. That way you will not have all your eggs in one basket. And the cost might even be less. It takes no time at all to slip in another card.

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well i have other cards but they are only class 4 i wanna get a class 10
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I recently took the advice of many here and bought a Transcend. In my case, a 32G class 10 card for $50. I need the room for video work more than anything, but it will come in handy for a wedding shoot I have coming up.

I put 8G worth of shots on the card yesterday for a pinewood derby car event, and it worked as expected. Hmmm, that reminds me to post about the lightsphere performance...
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I would rather have two 8gb or four 4gb cards, least any card fail. That way you will not have all your eggs in one basket. And the cost might even be less. It takes no time at all to slip in another card.

Sarah Joyce
I just got 3 - 4 mb class 10 Transcend cards for $29.00 including tax and shipping.
I had a card take a crap on me once, lost a lot of stuff.
Sarah makes a very good point
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