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Old Apr 25, 2004, 1:08 PM   #1
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hi im just about to buy some flash cards for my nikon 5700.just for general picture taking holiday snaps looking around is there any differance in a 4x 12x speed flash card will they greats amount of differance or we just taking milli seconds? thank you
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Old Apr 25, 2004, 2:02 PM   #2
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the speed of the card its its capability to xfr data (images) to and from its I/O port. today the biggest bottleneck is the cameras I/O setup. in the case of a 4x vs 12x i would definately get the higher speed card. a 4x card is capable of only 600KB/s and the output to card on a 5700 is higher then that. it being somewhere in the range of 800k or better /s so technically the 4x card is capable of slowing your cameras xfr operation down. also think of the future, cameras will improve.

1x= 150KB/s
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Old Apr 25, 2004, 2:27 PM   #3
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I agree with sjms. Generally, we suggest not going beyond 12-16x or so. That is just a rough number, though, as some cameras can get some benefit out of faster cards but most can't.

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