class 4 vs class 10 sdhc cards

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so, currently, for our p&s cameras, i have 6 PNY 8gb class 4 sdhc cards, and 3 or 4 2gb cards. for all intents and purposes, we should be good on sd cards when we get our new cameras.

i was doing some reading,that suggest higher class cards, for faster write speeds on a dslr.


currently, we are more than likely getting Canon 450d/XSi or one of those, and a canon 1000d/XS


given that these are entry level dslr, should i stick with the class 4, 8gb cards we have.

or would it be worth it to upgrade to class 10 cards?

i can get class 10 PNY 8gb for 10.00 each with free shipping.

or, i can get 32gb PNY class 10 for only 35 & free shipping.

i know class 4 is 4mb per second transfer, and class 10 is 20mb per second transfer.


but, on an XS or XSi, is that extra write speed going to be noticeable?
 

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You should be fine with a Class 4 unless you are trying to do video
 
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well I use the class 4's for video in our p&s.


I just wasn't sure if the card would limit the camera.


actually though, I don't THINK the 450d or 1000d even shoot video, I thought they were still only.



thanks for the input folks. I'll apply the money to batteries instead.
 

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