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Old Mar 7, 2007, 10:52 AM   #1
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I have a single 1gig SD memory card that I managed to get "free" with my K100d and I'd like to get another (1 or 2gig). Does anyone have any recommendations?

Does card speed matter in the K100? I heard that you can get faster buffer dumps if you have one of the faster (120x or 133x) cards. Does it actually make the burst shooting faster (after the initial 5 fast frames)?

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Old Mar 7, 2007, 1:41 PM   #2
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My *istDS doesn't support USB 2 so there is no real 'in camera' advantage to using high speed cards. I found no differences in shooting performance with a high speed card to a 'bog standard' slow card.

BUT, with a high speed card reader connected to a USB 2 port, high speed cards can 'dump' their contents faster to PC (or whatever).

I own 2 Integral x66 1 GB cards & 1 Kingston x50 2 GB card which work fine - the latter is now available in the UK for a mere UKĀ£15.

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Old Mar 7, 2007, 2:27 PM   #3
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If you're shooting RAW you'll notice a difference in the speed the camera writes the images from the buffer to the card. I'd recommend staying away from regular SD's and always try to get somewhat of a higher speed card.

The burst itself won't go faster, but you'll have to wait less between bursts.

Doesn't have to be the sandisk extremes if you're on a budget, there are usually several 66x cards that are only a few $ more than the regulars. (Corsair works well for me...)

of course if money is not an issue, the sandisk extreme II and III series are reported to be very good.

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Thank you. I've loved the series since I saw it first (reruns) in the 80s. I even managed to convince my wife to visit Portmeirion, Wales on our honeymoon (although she liked the series too and it has a luxtury hotel).

That's a good price for the 2 gig card. That's the other debate I've been having with myself too. Two 1gig cards or a single 2gig card. There are trade offs for both.
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Old Mar 7, 2007, 4:34 PM   #5
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catbells, the DS does support USB2.

as tdn stated, if you shoot in raw you will notice a write time difference. not much but you definately notice it if the shot is getting away.

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I have noticed a marked difference in regular speed and high speed cards since I got my K10d, especially in raw - really quite fast.

I have had great service from Transcend and Ridata high speed cards from NewEgg, both 2gb and 4gb cards. Very good prices, and seem to be dropping weekly. I see no need to go for SDHD, or whatever they're called, high capacity cards. High speed is good enough for me.


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Can't speak for the 100D but the 10D can shoot 3fps continuously highest JPG res until card exhausted no matter what the speed of it. (Nice BIG buffer)

Larely a matter of off loading speed than rcecording in many cases. And buffer size of the camera.
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robar wrote:
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catbells, the DS does support USB2
The *istDS is USB 1.1 - there is no speed advantage when connected to a USB 2 hub.
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Then again I have aways used card readers since when even 1MP cameras were PAINFULLY slow RS-232 serial connection.... got me in the card reader habit and have never looked back.....

Why run down camera battery... and likey still slower (even USB2) transfer than a card reader due largely to needless and uselees/cumbersome auto starting camera software.

Last couple of cameras I have resold were without USB cable.... never used it no idea were it was since NEW box opened, wel did stumble across one.:-)
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I have 2 Transcend 2 GB 150 x speed cards, and have had no problems with them. With shipping they cost $26 USD apiece at Newegg. Bought one same time I ordered my camera, and decided to get one more JUST in case I need it, lol. Also bought a Rosewill card reader for $6.99 with the first order, and it works like a charm too.
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