SDHC card Classes which is good or gooder

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  1. jg123

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    So I am close to buying my canon xsi and I am looking at the memory cards, they have an hp 8 gig sdhc class 4 card on sale for $50 but the lady is telling me I should get the panasonic sdhc class 6 card that is $150 - is the difference very big?

    Here is some info I found on it:

    capable of sustained write speeds of at least 6MB/sec and maximum data speeds of up to 20MB/sec.

    I wonder if the write speed of a card will matter in terms of sustained burst shooting?

    thanks
     
  2. Garbz

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    Not given the writing speed of the camera will limit even the the $50 card. But it depends how fast you want them back on your computer (assuming you have a memory card reader supporting SDHC)
     
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    Be careful of this one

    And i dont think you should go with the more expensive one, you will probably never notice a difference
     
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    i believe the higher classes are 'faster'... but as JimmyO says, you probably won't notice a difference.

    and yes, you need to find a compatible card reader
     
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    "gooder" ? :confused:
     
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    For the price difference, I'd just get the Class 4 card. I mean, at the absolute BEST, you're getting 50% faster speeds for 300% of the cash. And at worst, you're getting nothing for 300% of the money.
     
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    What is the advantage over a card reader to just plugging the camera into my usb 2.0 port?
     
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    Not that much, really. I use the camera directly all the time, and the speed is fine for me.
     
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    USB connections suck battery life fairly quickly. Phones will charge through a USB connection, but I'm fairly certain that DSLRs will not.
     
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    Biggest problem is the amount of USB cables I went though. USB type B-Mini are shockingly crap cable connections. The reason why I bought an internal card reader. Sits in the floppy bay and plugs into the motherboard. No cables. No fuss, just eject, stick it in and get downloading.
     
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    If you are about to buy several hundred dollars worth of camera I would put the hard on the sales assistant to throw in the card.
     
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    dangergoinoff, actually they are throwing in the two cards ($50 one and $150 one) but I am thinking to get the two $50 cards instead and trying for aa $100 worth of other stuff
     

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