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This is a superb card. I use it with my Canon EOS 450D and it rocks. Very fast and reliable and the card reader makes it far easier to move your photos. Still there is one downside that has nothing to do with the card: the 8GB doesn't help a lot when shooting RAW photos.
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Initial post: 17 Jan 2009 00:17:19 GMT
Chris Ray says:
How fast is it with RAW shooting?
Posted on 12 May 2009 00:17:15 BDT
Having recently purchased two 4gig Sandisk Extreme cards for my Samsung GX10 - specifically because I intend to shoot almost exclusively in RAW (DNG) - I am rather surprised at the conclusion of the `journalist in exile's' review.
If I am not mistaken, the Canon EOS 450D is also equipped with a 10mp sensor and, I assume, produces files comparable in size to the GX10. That being the case, an 8gig card would hold somewhere in the region of 500 RAW images (possibly more as Canon Raw, if my memory serves me correctly, is slightly more compact than DNG) and a staggering1800 jpegs.
Now, whilst I am not one of those `old farts' who insist on harping on about the good ol' days of film where 36 exposures were enough, I do think - and I would be very interested to hear otherwise - that 500 ought to just about cover any photographic situation.
Perhaps I have the wrong end of the stick and it is to the speed of the card when shooting in RAW rather than the capacity to which the reviewer refers.
In my opinion, this has more to do with the camera than the card. Whilst it is true that the speed of the card is an important factor when shooting in continuous mode with the file type set to jpeg - indeed, the GX10 just keeps going until the card is full - shooting continuously with the camera set to save in RAW format will always result in the buffer kicking in at some point. With the GX10 this happens after about 7-12 shots, depending on the complexity of the images, regardless of the speed of the card used.
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