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Dec 28, 2011 05:59 |  #16

pillainp wrote in post #13608819 (external link)
Just bought a 16GB Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-1 95 MB/s card for my 60D. So far, after a low level format in camera, I am yet to any major difference between this and the 30 MB/s Class 10 Sandisk Extreme that I have been using so far.

Which isn't too much of a surprise as p.33 of the manual explains.

SDHC and SDXC cards featuring UHS (Ultra High Speed) enable a maximum writing speed of SD Speed Class 10.


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Dec 28, 2011 06:01 |  #17

Must have failed to read that part. Thanks, Frank.


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Jan 08, 2012 11:11 |  #18

Will the Sandisk Ultra, Class 6, 16gb, "20MB/s" card work for video on the 60D or T2i? Would the 8GB version be any different (more or less likely to work than the 16GB)?




  
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Jan 08, 2012 19:59 |  #19

peabody2468 wrote in post #13667818 (external link)
Will the Sandisk Ultra, Class 6, 16gb, "20MB/s" card work for video on the 60D or T2i? Would the 8GB version be any different (more or less likely to work than the 16GB)?

According to SanDisk's own web site, the Ultra cards are class 4 speed, 15MB/s, not class 6 speed, 20MB/s. But I have seen some Ultra cards labeled class 6 for sale, with the same part number (SDSDRH-016G-A11). For example, B&H has a picture of a 16GB Ultra card with "20MB/s" and Class 6 symbol clearly shown, and the exact same part number as the class 4 card on SanDisk's site. I don't know what is up with that. Perhaps it is a new, future, re-labeled part that SanDisk doesn't show yet?

But it makes me suspicious, and I would suggest sticking to their Extreme line of cards, all of which are class 6 or faster. That's what those cameras need for their video (1080p @ 30fps).




  
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Jan 10, 2012 18:50 |  #20

with my 60D the Gent recommended a 32gb 100x Sony.

does this sound correct?


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Jan 10, 2012 19:10 |  #21

Personally, I don't trust anything with the Sony label on it. For memory, I suggest SanDisk, or maybe Lexar or Transcend.


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Jan 10, 2012 19:44 |  #22

i'm thinking SanDisk


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Jan 11, 2012 06:56 |  #23

lar55 wrote in post #13670369 (external link)
... class 4 speed, 15MB/s, not class 6 speed, 20MB/s. ...

??????

The class number is the minimum write speed in MB/s, so class 4 = 4MB/s write minimum and class 6 = 6MB/s minimum. There are no industry certification tests; manufacturers claim what they claim.

Manufacturers also label their products with maximum (rather than minimum) write speed and with read speed. So, you may see a card labeled as Class 6 (minimum write speed of 6 MB/s) and 15 MB/s write (maximum burst write speed).


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Jan 11, 2012 16:39 |  #24

RTPVid wrote in post #13684616 (external link)
??????

The class number is the minimum write speed in MB/s, so class 4 = 4MB/s write minimum and class 6 = 6MB/s minimum. There are no industry certification tests; manufacturers claim what they claim.

Manufacturers also label their products with maximum (rather than minimum) write speed and with read speed. So, you may see a card labeled as Class 6 (minimum write speed of 6 MB/s) and 15 MB/s write (maximum burst write speed).

Correct. Sorry if I was't clear. The class number (minimum sustained write speed) is the important one when recording video, and when "flushing" the camera's buffer after continuous shooting. For 1080p video at 30 fps, the rate is usually given as 5.5 MB/sec. A Class 4 card won't be able to handle that since it is rated up to 4MB/sec. So you need Class 6 or better. For still shots, you can use a Class 2 card but it will take a lot longer to write pictures to the card.

Bottom line: class 6 or better, top brands like SanDisk are recommended, and I don't like the "relabeled" Ultra cards that claim to be class 6.




  
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May 15, 2012 16:41 |  #25

I'm looking to add a memory card to my Canon 60D purchase. The reviews on B&H's website re the Transcend class 10 32GB SDHC Card suggest its not good for video. While video isn't going to be my primary choice I would like to have the option.
Can anyone recommend a card that they are using successfully with the 60D for video as well as still photos?




  
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May 15, 2012 16:47 |  #26

Just buy a Sandisk extreme class 10 card. The 16GB for $25 is all I've ever needed for my 60D. I do use the 32GB in my GoPro.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …6GB_SDHC_Memory​_Card.html (external link)

Better yet, get the 2 pack for $40:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …6GB_SDHC_Memory​_Card.html (external link)


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May 15, 2012 17:10 |  #27

Sandisk 32GB 45mb/s is on sale at Amazon right now for $34.99, great price IMO: LINK (external link)


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May 15, 2012 17:23 |  #28

That is a good deal, I think I'll order another one. The 32GB lasts about 4.6 hours in my GoPro on max resolution.


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May 16, 2012 08:08 |  #29

ben_r_ wrote in post #14436789 (external link)
Sandisk 32GB 45mb/s is on sale at Amazon right now for $34.99, great price IMO: LINK (external link)

Thanks for the recommendations - going to go with the Extreme.
Was it about $42 last night? I thought it was quite a bit cheaper on Amazon than B&H when I looked last night but they are about the same now.




  
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May 18, 2012 00:35 |  #30

Jon wrote in post #13682403 (external link)
Personally, I don't trust anything with the Sony label on it. For memory, I suggest SanDisk, or maybe Lexar or Transcend.

I agree except for Transcend. I've had a bad experience with them. For me, I only purchase Sandisk and or Lexar memory cards.




  
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