12th July 2004, 07:31 PM
Which CF Card for EOS 10D
I am buying the Canon EOS 10D. Some reviews about memory cards says that some makes are more suitable than others; ie. they give higher write speeds. It has been recommended to by Type II cards.
Can you guys share your experience which cards that are available in SG is the most suitable for this model.
Appreciate your advice and thanks in advance.
12th July 2004, 07:59 PM
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12th July 2004, 08:33 PM
12th July 2004, 10:46 PM
Originally Posted by Amfibius
Thanks for the link. It certainly is very helpful!
13th July 2004, 12:29 AM
Lexar has a 1GB CF 80x. Think this is one of the fastest CF card available.MS Colour going for less than $500.
You may consider buying it later if u want the 80x, cos according to them the price may drop.
13th July 2004, 10:15 AM
Thanks ReSpawN...somebody is selling one at RP$430. Good deal?
Originally Posted by ReSpawN
13th July 2004, 10:33 AM
13th July 2004, 10:58 AM
For 10D, actually u dun need to get the fastest card on earth. This is because the bottleneck is the interface and not the CF card.
Yes, Sandisk Extreme is fastest, but does it worth the extra $$ spent?
Take for example, the more affordable Transcend 45x has a write speed of 1260KB/s while Sandisk Extreme has a write speed of 1384KB/s. That's less than 10% improvement.
As the reviewer has mentioned, the performance for the top 10 cards is about the same, so why bother to pay the premium to get the fastest card when there are cheaper cards out there that are equally fast? (probably the reviewer should mention this too).
Also, it depends how often you can fill up the buffer and how often u need to review your image. For me, once i get the exposure right for the first few shots, I will rather not waste time reviewing the picture and miss other important shots
On the other hand, for some cameras like D70, Sandisk Extreme is more than 1000KB/s faster than Transcend 45x (that's almost 30%) Then i will consider invest in one
Last edited by Wai; 13th July 2004 at 11:05 AM.
13th July 2004, 02:53 PM
Actually, i have compared head-to-head on the Lexar 80X WA vs Sandisk Ultra II, A/B compario with the same subject, settings etc. Camera is D70. Funny thing is, i was consistently able to burst more at 3fps. It's not only my camera, another forum member got the same conclusion after he tried it out.
How much more? The Lexar got about 13-14 frames while Ultra II got 18-19. That's not insignificant. And yes, the D70 is able to take advantage of WA, at least as specified on paper.
Last edited by 2100; 13th July 2004 at 02:55 PM.
13th July 2004, 03:38 PM