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Old May 20, 2010, 9:13 AM   #1
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I just bought an FZ35. That was the easy part. Now I'm trying to buy the SD card but have become really confused. From what I can read, I want a Sandisk Extreme III 8gb class 6 card. In one ad I read they called this a "30MB/s Edition" that has "Speed at up to 20MB/sec read/write (133X)". Could someone please direct me to an inexpensive but reputable dealer where I can buy this card?
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Old May 20, 2010, 9:33 AM   #2
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Here's a good place to start -

http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CDMQ8wIwAw#

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I just bought an FZ35. That was the easy part. Now I'm trying to buy the SD card but have become really confused. From what I can read, I want a Sandisk Extreme III 8gb class 6 card. In one ad I read they called this a "30MB/s Edition" that has "Speed at up to 20MB/sec read/write (133X)". Could someone please direct me to an inexpensive but reputable dealer where I can buy this card?
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Old May 20, 2010, 9:46 AM   #3
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Be careful buying Sandisk media, as you'll find a lot of counterfeit cards around.

Sandisk has made multiple versions of their Extreme III Cards. Some cards are rated at 20MB/Second (133x), and some are rated at 30MB/Second (200x).

Some are marked Class 6 (since that was the highest Class rating when they were manufactured), and some of the newer ones are marked Class 10 (which is a newer Class designation representing 10MB/Second minimum write speeds).

Here's a 20MB/Second version of the Extreme III from a reputable vendor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-393-_-Product

Here's another reputable vendor that stocks it:
http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=SDSD8GE3

Yet another:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...HC_Memory.html


Note that they've gone with the name Extreme (versus Extreme III) with some of the newer 30MB/Second cards. Here's a newer Class 10 Sandisk Extreme Card (30MB/Second):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-377-_-Product

Here's another vendor with them:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...HC_Memory.html

Of course, you're not going to get speeds that fast in a camera (as the camera will be the bottleneck once you get into faster cards like, not the speed of the card).
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Old May 20, 2010, 9:52 AM   #4
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So can the FZ35 write at 30mb/s or should I go with the 20mb/s? I'm not an action photo-sequence type shooter, but I really do like the HD video camera on the FZ35.

And thank you both for your quick responses. Makes me a believer in this forum!!!
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I'd probably stick with the slower Class 6 card, or consider another brand that has a lower price point. For example, you could buy a Class 10 Transcend 16GB SDHC card for about the same price as the Class 6 Sandisk 8GB SDHC card you're looking at, with the Transcend giving you twice the storage space with about the same speed as the Class 6 Sandisk 20MB/Second Extreme III. IOW, you'd get more "bang for the buck" with the larger Transcend 16GB Class 10 card at it's current price point.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208535
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