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Thread: Memory question
08-03-2009, 04:23 AM #1
Just got a Samsung ST50 for taking still photos. Am wondering whether SanDisk Extreme III SDHC is an overkill (the camera can't take advantage of the extra speed of memory). What about Extreme Ultra II SDHC?
And up to 8 GB SDHC guaranteed. Does it mean maximum? What if I insert a 16 GB card into the camera?
08-03-2009, 04:24 AM #2
sorry folks . . . I am a complete newbie in photography related stuff . . .
08-03-2009, 06:21 AM #3
Dear Master Pete...
Extra speed of memory? The 8 GB or 16 GB is not the speed of the memory stick. It's the capacity allowed. If it's "Extreme III" or "Ultra II", it's just a naming designation. None is faster or slower than the other.
- All types of SDHC memory stick are fine. Samsung brand is fine. SanDisk makes very good memory stick/card, so you're safe with either one.
- Yes, 8 GB is guaranteed. But "maximum" can vary & depends if your camera has the option of setting the image quality to fine (more pics stored), superfine (less pics stored) or extra fine (even less pics stored).
- It's okay to insert a 16 GB memory card in your camera. You can even insert a 32 GB card, if you want to..
- Are you going on another vacation??..
Last edited by ctjcad; 08-03-2009 at 06:28 AM.
08-03-2009, 11:10 AM #4
I assume the speed is based on terms of Class 2, class 4, class 6, etc? Well, I am a super newbie in this one. Still stick with cheap point-n-shot ones.
08-03-2009, 11:52 AM #5
From this link:
SD Speed Class Ratings
SD Cards and SDHC Cards have Speed Class Ratings defined by the SD Association. The SD Speed Class Ratings specify the following minimum write speeds based on "the best fragmented state where no memory unit is occupied":
Class 2: 2 MB/s - 13x
Class 4: 4 MB/s - 26x
Class 6: 6 MB/s - 40x
Ultra II is class 2
Extreme III is class 6
Thus, theoretically, files (esp. sizable files) write to cards, Class 6 is faster than Class 2: which is a class 6 can take another shot sooner than a class 2 without having to wait that long for the writing.
Last edited by Marky; 08-03-2009 at 12:04 PM.
08-03-2009, 03:15 PM #6
Got a camera for badminton photography?
SanDisk Extreme III SDHC is more expensive than Extreme II. Depending your camera writing/transfer speed, the type of photos you plan to take - say if you are going to use it normally, taking landscape photos, or your gfs/wives pictures, Extreme II is just fine.
I have a Lexar II, 1 Gb with my Canon A710. Never had problems, tried the multiple shots and it worked fine.
08-03-2009, 04:09 PM #7
Does it make any difference on a P&S camera??..
..dear master Pete, for your reading pleasure:
Last edited by ctjcad; 08-03-2009 at 04:16 PM.
08-03-2009, 08:33 PM #8
08-04-2009, 11:48 AM #9
In our living area, when on sale, we may get a class 6 at the price of class 2 (a 8gb sdhc).
08-04-2009, 09:07 PM #10
i got a no frills 8GB SDHC speed 6 card for my mk3 for around US$20. i don't even remember what brand, maybe a Kingston. it is cheap, it works, and fast enough. in these days of 10+MP resolution cameras, i think speed 6 is essential. and with a 8GB, one can store hundreds (or maybe 1000 depends on the image size) of images before a download. enough for most occasions.
08-24-2009, 08:54 PM #11
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