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Hi, so a little background info first. I just purchased a 7D and need to buy a compact flash card, looking at getting one larger card first and then eventually getting another backup later. I will be shooting action, football games, baseball, track and field, and some bird watching. I'm debating between the 16GB 600xexternal link and the 32GB 400Xexternal link. I know this question has been asked a lot and I have read the posts. Unfortunately since I dont have the camera yet I'm wondering if the difference in speed will make a significant difference for what I'm shooting.

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I don't know. I have a 16GB & just ordered the 32GB 400x UDMA and the card never misses a snap. Even my Sandisk Extreme III cards do more than 20+ RAW shots consecutively no hiccups. I wouldn't worry about speed. Worry about quality of the card and make sure it's UDMA. Good luck!

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crayzie418 wrote in post #11622763external link
Even my Sandisk Extreme III cards do more than 20+ RAW shots consecutively no hiccups.

Card speed has virtually zero bearing on the number of shots one can shoot at full burst speed. Here's some experiments I didexternal link. Here are the conclusions...

Before you splash out on a 60 or 90 MB/s card ask yourself some questions -

  • Do I often fill my camera's buffer?
  • Do I ever fail to get a shot because I'm waiting for the 'Busy' light to go off?
  • Do I have a high-speed card reader?
If the answer to any of those questions is 'Yes' then a high-speed card may be for you. If the answers are all 'No' then you'd probably be wasting your money.

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You should be fine with the 400xx cards.

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I have used Transcend 16GB and 32GB 400x cards and they can shoot a ton of shots in jpeg (7D, highest resolution). Essentially indefinitely from what I can tell.

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Thanks I decided on the transcend 16gb 400x. I figure if I find myself filling the buffer and needing a faster card I can pick up a faster one later. No point spending more money if this does the job. Just hope I have no problems with transcend memory, first time using them.

Jan 12, 2011 11:52 as a reply to themadman's post 42 minutes earlier.

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The 16gb 400x transcend is actually a 200x write. The 32gb version is a true 400x write. I think the 32gb 400x transcend card is currently the best value on the market for the 7d. It's fast enough to support unlimited shooting in jpeg and clears the raw buffer very quickly.

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My 16GB 400x is fast enough to support unlimited jpeg from my experience.

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I had a few times shooting wildlife on 8fps and held down the button until the buffer filled... around 10 second later as I remember. As I remember the buffer cleared to the Sandisk 60MB card in around 3-4 seconds. Would there have been less down time if I had had the 90MB speed card? Don't know...but I doubt it would have made any signficant difference for me.

So I think a 90MB card is likely not a great value at their current premium prices. But I would not get less than a 16GB 60MB card either. ;)

Jan 12, 2011 12:21 as a reply to themadman's post 9 minutes earlier.

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Is ebay the cheapest place to pick up a Transcend 32GB 400x? Thinking of an extra card and this seems to be a good choice.

Jan 12, 2011 14:36

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newegg.ca or B&H is prolly a good place for Canada buyers.

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The Transcend cards are great for the money, I have the 32GB and 16GB and have never had a hiccup.

Jan 12, 2011 14:55

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I just received my 7D refurb today. The Canon rep said a CF card would be included but it wasn't. Can I get a quality one at Walmart or Walgreens?

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themadman wrote in post #11626137external link
newegg.ca or B&H is prolly a good place for Canada buyers.

After tax/shipping, newegg.ca is cheaper by about $10 since there is no duty across border (unlike B&H). Thanks for the heads-up, Will.

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texascrane wrote in post #11625081external link
The 16gb 400x transcend is actually a 200x write. The 32gb version is a true 400x write. I think the 32gb 400x transcend card is currently the best value on the market for the 7d. It's fast enough to support unlimited shooting in jpeg and clears the raw buffer very quickly.

Anyone got the Transcend 64Gb?

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