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Old Sep 14, 2009, 1:57 PM   #1
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Default New Sandisk Extreme Pro Cards - 600x speed

Would the Alpha 700 support these speed of the new extreme pro cards in the link below? Is it worth it?

http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/14/s...e-hokey-pokey/
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Old Sep 14, 2009, 2:07 PM   #2
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Yes, the A700 supports faster cards (it includes support for faster UDMA transfer modes).

Note that Transcend also makes 600x UDMA cards supporting UDMA mode 5 and 6, but I only see 8GB and 16GB cards if you want 300x (45MB/Second) or 600x (90MB/Second) cards right now at vendors.

Here's a thread that was started by one of our members using a D300 (some the more advanced Nikon models like the D300 will also take advantage of faster cards). You'll see some posts I made about the Transcend cards:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ge...-cf-cards.html
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Old Sep 14, 2009, 3:17 PM   #3
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Yes, the A700 supports faster cards (it includes support for faster UDMA transfer modes).

Note that Transcend also makes 600x UDMA cards supporting UDMA mode 5 and 6, but I only see 8GB and 16GB cards if you want 300x (45MB/Second) or 600x (90MB/Second) cards right now at vendors.

Here's a thread that was started by one of our members using a D300 (some the more advanced Nikon models like the D300 will also take advantage of faster cards). You'll see some posts I made about the Transcend cards:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ge...-cf-cards.html
Ah, great. Thanks Jim. I'll probably go with a 16gb 600x. I didn't know about Transcend either
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I have an 8GB and 16GB 133x Transcend CF cards that I used for year in a Fuji S-9100. They were very good and never let me done. Shot over 20,000images on them. At the time Jim C recommended them to me when they were some of the fastest cards out there (besides the SanDisk cards) and it was a great investment. I'd still be using them but my employer bought me 2x 8GB Extreme III San Disk cards earlier this to use for work. The extreme IIIs are great in the Sony A700.

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Old Sep 14, 2009, 11:31 PM   #5
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Been using a Transcend 8 GB CF 300x for about 8 months and it's fast. I also use an a700 and get 609 raw shots per card.
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 9:35 PM   #6
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Technology evolves fast.. But I'm puzzled the development over the CF. There are so many DSLR won't be even able to recognized 16GB card..

Can someone enlighten me the applications for such high speed cards and camera models?
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File sizes continue to grow with higher resolution cameras, and some of us like to take a lot of photos without worrying about the need to swap cards.

If you're shooting raw (or raw + jpeg), the speed of the card can also come into the equation if you're shooting lots of bursts, depending on camera model and how fast it can write to a memory card.

IOW, you don't want to miss photos because you're waiting on the camera if it's internal buffer becomes full and it can't write to the card as fast as you're taking photos.
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