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Best HDXC cards

by rock_n_roller / August 5, 2012 11:33 AM PDT

OK, planning to shot lots of burst mode - so what's the 'real world' fastest memory card nowadays? Anybody got a link to a recent shootout with testing?

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by rock_n_roller / August 5, 2012 11:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Best HDXC cards

should read "SDXC" (oops!)

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SDHC
by PistonCupChampion / August 5, 2012 12:25 PM PDT
In reply to: typo

I'd recommend against buying SDXC cards. You're better off buying smaller capacity cards, on the off-chance that a card fails. If you only had one huge card, you'd lose everything. I use 16 GB cards; one card being enough to hold thousands of photos, of hundreds of photos plus video.

As for SDHC cards, buy class 10. They cost only a bit more than class 6 cards, but will guarantee you the fastest writing speeds. Don't bother with UHS rated cards; the camera can't make use of the extra speed.

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