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    What is the class for the Canon free 8gb given by Canon?

    I heard it is class 4, but what is the speed in terms of 30x, 133x etc?

    How about the speed of Class 6 and class 10? Thinking of buying a SD card with minimum class6,
    but when i see some of the shops selling, they only state 133x, 166x, 533x did not state which class too, if i ask them
    they may give me the wrong info. So will like to find out here. Thanks.

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    It sure helps to try searching online...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital
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    any recommendation for 16gb, need a fast card for taking HD video in my 500D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takengo2003 View Post
    any recommendation for 16gb, need a fast card for taking HD video in my 500D.
    Sandisk usually makes good cards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takengo2003 View Post
    any recommendation for 16gb, need a fast card for taking HD video in my 500D.
    Actually the demand of video writing speed is not that great as compare to you machine gun your 3.5fps camera for 15 seconds. No need for high speed cards for HD video at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takengo2003 View Post
    from the above link it says class 10 = 10mb/s = 66x

    but sandisk class 10 is at up to 30MB/second read/write (200X)* (see links below)
    http://www.sandisk.com/products/dslr...-?tab=features



    which is correct speed at class 10?

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    Hi TS.

    You do not need a fast card to shoot HD videos on your 500D. What you need is a high capacity card.. IMO, at least 16GB.

    Having said that, I have used Sandisk UltraII which gives me a reasonable speed for recording burst shots on my 450D previously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    Actually the demand of video writing speed is not that great as compare to you machine gun your 3.5fps camera for 15 seconds. No need for high speed cards for HD video at all.
    i took Full HD very laging, wonder will there any improvement if use high speed card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takengo2003 View Post
    from the above link it says class 10 = 10mb/s = 66x

    but sandisk class 10 is at up to 30MB/second read/write (200X)* (see links below)
    http://www.sandisk.com/products/dslr...-?tab=features



    which is correct speed at class 10?
    It's stated up to 30mbps therefore max is 30mbps but of course in the duration of your shoot, the speed varies.

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    i saw sgcamera.com selling a photofast sd card 16gb at $175, so call rated at 533x, wonder is it good.

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    Have you consider Sandisk Extreme?

    Head to Best Bargain at SLS level 5 and check out the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanG View Post
    Have you consider Sandisk Extreme?

    Head to Best Bargain at SLS level 5 and check out the price.
    yes, infact i am considering sandisk extreme 16gb(200X) at $158 and photofast sd card (533x) at $175.

    any idea what is the price for Sandisk Extreme 16gb at best bargain?

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    If using 500D to record 1080p video, yes, it will be lagging cos it's recording at only 20 frames per second.

    Reduce it to 720, and you'll get a high fps rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takengo2003 View Post
    yes, infact i am considering sandisk extreme 16gb(200X) at $158 and photofast sd card (533x) at $175.

    any idea what is the price for Sandisk Extreme 16gb at best bargain?
    I'm heading down to purchase a card myself. PM me your contact so I can relay the price to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    If using 500D to record 1080p video, yes, it will be lagging cos it's recording at only 20 frames per second.

    Reduce it to 720, and you'll get a high fps rate.
    but the IQ will drop right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by takengo2003 View Post
    but the IQ will drop right?
    IMO, 720p is more than enough thou. There's limitations to hardware itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanG View Post
    IMO, 720p is more than enough thou. There's limitations to hardware itself.
    you using 500D too? what memory card you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by takengo2003 View Post
    you using 500D too? what memory card you using?
    Nope. Just upgraded to 7D.

    I'm using Sandisk all the way since my 450D days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takengo2003 View Post
    any idea what is the price for Sandisk Extreme 16gb at best bargain?
    Why not look at their price list online or published on HWZ?
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