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Old Jun 9, 2006, 1:35 PM   #1
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I just purchased an fz-7 and was hoping those of you with more experience than I could suggest how fast of an sd card I need to buy.
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Old Jun 9, 2006, 1:54 PM   #2
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Dave,

welcome and congrats on getting the 7. I have both "standard" and 66x speed cards. They both work fine. I see not difference in my use of the camera. As I understand it anything over 66x is of no benefit. Just buy them big and cheap, that's what I say.

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I've been wondering this too. I saw that the review of the FZ7 recommended the Sandisk Extreme III , but there are a lot cheaper cards out there. Buy.com has a good deal on Kingston. I've been happy with a Kingston CF in my Canon.
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Old Jun 9, 2006, 4:09 PM   #4
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Pg 111 of the FZ7 Manual states:

"[MOTION RECORDING WAS
CANCELLED DUE TO THE LIMITATION
OF THE WRITING SPEED OF THE
CARD]
•When you set the picture quality to
[30fpsVGA] or [30fps16], we
recommend using a high speed SD
Memory Card with "10MB/s" or greater
displayed on the package."

Just the other week FRYs had a nice 60X speed Corsair 512 SD for under $2 (yes, less than two dollars) after rebate. 60X is stated on the package as being 9mbp/s.

So if you're planning on shooting large resolution in rapid sequence (God forbid TIFF) or max. resolution movie mode (extended recording times, eg, >30 sec) the higher speed card will result in faster/better recording.




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