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Old Jul 31, 2006, 7:46 PM   #1
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ok...so i will be purchasing my new cam the casio z120 this week (HOPEFULY) and a 1GB sd card with it...i was just woundering that is there a MAJOUR differnce between 66x speed for flash and the 133x... and is it worth to pay 150 more for he 133?
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are you talking about the write speed of the card? cuz if you are your in the wrong forum

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LOL! yeah i am...sorry i clicked the wrong form thing
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Moved.

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Old Aug 1, 2006, 10:48 AM   #5
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I just thought I would share my experiance of a very cheap 1gb card. I just bought a 1GB COMPACT FLASH card. It is a ridata pro 150x. I tested it with consistant 9.45MB sec write speed. Shooting burst in raw mode on my Evolt E500. In raw mode the files are always the same size so its a good test mode. These results are very comparable to the sandisk extreme III. The best part is you get this speed for $27.95 for a 1GB card. Ive only had it a couple of days if the performance continues with no misshaps I will be ordering the 4GB model for $85.00.

There is also a SD 1GB model for $24.95 shipped at http://www.meritline.com/ritek-150x-1gb-minisd.html

It is rated the same speed as the compact flash version although i have not tested it.

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Old Aug 1, 2006, 7:02 PM   #6
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thnx man...i will lookt at it...but do you think 66x will be enough for a 7.2 MP camera?
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Old Aug 4, 2006, 7:23 PM   #7
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It depends on the camera.

Even then, you have to take each card on a case by case basis. A card that's fast in one model may be slow in another model (due to differences in the cameras interface to media).

For example, a standard speed Sandisk CompactFlash card can be approximately 8 times as fast as a Kingston Elite Pro (a 52x card) in a Konica Minolta DSLR model. But, in a Canon model, the Kingston card may be much faster.

You can't really go by a manufacturer's rated speed with flash media due to differences in the way camera's interface to the cards. More often than not, you'll have bottlenecks in the camera before you'll see bottlenecks in a card with non-DSLR cameras. But, there are exceptions, and you can get faster transfer rates to your PC when using a card reader with a faster card.

Chances are, a 66x card will be fine in most non-DSLR models. But, you'd really need to ask about a specific card manufacturer/model and how it works with a specific camera model to get a better idea (and it can be difficult to find users with multiple cards that have timed them in a given camera model). With non-DSLR models, you tend to have diminishing returns with faster media (for example, a card that's twice as fast in a card reader may only be 10% faster in a camera).


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ok tnx jim...great reply i will keep that in mind and will look for a card that is good for casio z120
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