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Old Nov 12, 2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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hello,

based on great advice from this forum, i just bought a panasonic ZS3, a canon sx20 and a canon a1100.

i am looking at sd cards now for these cameras, especiallly for the first two that shoot HD video.

what is the minimum speed i need to buy in order to be able to shoot hd video (or use the burst shooting mode) with these cameras ? i can get class 6 cards, but even there, the speeds range from 6 MB/s to very expensive 30 MB/s or more ....

thanks much !!

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Old Nov 12, 2009, 1:17 PM   #2
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Yes, you will need a class 6 SD card. The card size will depend on how much video you intend on shooting.

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Old Nov 12, 2009, 2:23 PM   #3
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hi sarah,

thanks again !! in the class 6 range, will any speed suffice ? will i need the extreme II or extreme III class cards ?

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Anything over 133X is all you need.

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Old Nov 16, 2009, 12:51 AM   #5
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Just curious, SDHC cards only shows in Class 2, 4 and 6 on the label. How can you tell how fast they are. Even the manufacturer's websites don't even show any speed rating. I have a couple Kingston Class 4 and A-data class 6. Are they fast enough to be used on a DSLR?
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As long as your not doing video clips or burst shots, and SD card will work in a DSLR without any problems.

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