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memory card speed for shooting RAW/video on S series

 
DStanic
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Nov 26, 2011 09:37 |  #1

I just bought a Lexar Platinum II class 6 card, 32Gb to hold lots of RAW and some video files. SD cards are small and I'd likely not be swapping them out as much as I do with my 5D (8gb CF cards are the biggest I have). Is class 6 adequate for video (seems to look like it on the box) or would I be better off to return it and get a class 10? I won't be doing a TON of video, this is for a S100 afterall not a 5DmkII or something. I paid $45 (Canadian price) for the 32gb.


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Nov 26, 2011 12:22 |  #2

Class 6 is fine. That's what Canon recommends for the S100 and other cameras that can shoot Full HD (1920x1080) at 24-30 frames/second. You probably would not see any improvement with faster cards. You can even use slower cards, although not for video, and it may take longer for your camera to be ready between shots.




  
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Nov 26, 2011 12:33 |  #3

I bought my parents a ELPH 100HS, and tested out the video briefly with the Sandisk 8Gb Ultra II (class 6). Worked just fine for that too.


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Nov 26, 2011 12:39 |  #4

The video bitrate is only about 3-4mb/s, so really any half decent card should work well. I use a mix of class 4, 6 and 10 in my cameras and all handle HD video just fine.


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