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Old Dec 20, 2005, 6:09 PM   #1
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Again question

About memory cars. I faund Kingston SD (2Gb) which has transfers about 23Mb/s (read) and 20Mb/s (write).

What do you think abouttime neccesery to write RAW (about 16 Mb), it will less than 1 seq? I'm also thinking about writing speed of jpg (about 3Mb-4Mb). It should be really fast.

I'm asking becouse I have now 256Mb and transfer about 7-10Mb/s and I'm thinking that there is any rason to buy expensieve FAST memory.

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PS. FZ30 is amaizing, maybe this noise (but only in really extremaly small light conditions, expect that every thing is ... ehhh .
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 6:35 PM   #2
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Even if the card is fast, the camera might not be. On an Extreme III card a raw file from an FZ30 takes about 3 seconds, but if it wrote the file as fast as the card could record it, it would probably take about 1 second, so I suspect that using an Ultra II card would get the same speed from the camera (at least that's the assumption I'm making in buying that card).
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if you plan to shoot RAW format, the faster card will be a definite plus. for JPEG files, a 60x card should be planty, but the larger RAW files will need a 133x card to keep transfer times under 1 sec. i can't shoot RAW with my FZ20, but i do find that using a card that can transfer faster than the camera can write is useful, especially in burst mode or if shooting in continuous mode. a 256MB card is, in my opinion, too small for an 8MP camera. it's marginal for my FZ20, and i wouldn't use anything smaller than 1GB in an FZ30, especially if shooting RAW.
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 10:54 PM   #4
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this 256 is from my old 2Mpix camera. Now I'm looking for something larger and faster. I was thinking that Fz30 is enought fast to write RAW files with that speed (about 20Mb/s)? I couldn'tfind any information about that. Only one test (somewhere on internet...) with comparison to other cameras. It was writen that Fz30 can write RAW in 6 seq. In my old SD (fuji) it's about 3 mayby 4... So if I will by this FAST should be better...



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