I have a (Canon) T2i/550D camera, I am not happy with the RAW buffer rate, it actually seems slower than my XSi/450D that I replaced.
(I'm not concerned with video at this point)
The file sizes are different, I realize, and I know that makes a big difference, which is probably the reason, but I was wanting to get the best speed I could, IF I could, which brings me to the question...
(I have a definitely lag on my T2i that wasn't apparent on my XSi, both are rated as SLOW [3.5fps] as far as the FPS goes, I know)
I now use Sandisk Extreme III Class (10) [30 mb/s]for shooting in my T2i, I thought, "Why not upgrade the card to see if that would better match the buffer?".
The card I was looking at is the "SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Memory Cards_16 GB Black". [95mb/s]
Now the question is, is this even possible?
I have read MANY conflicting reports, so I gathered from what I had read that it wouldn't help me in my case, that is, until I read the SanDisk information on their site. (See link below)
[I realize that uploading RAW images to my computer using a USB 2.0 will not get what is claimed, so for that, I can get a USB 3.0 card reader, but that is not what I need to know about, only the RAW buffer thing.]
Here's where SanDisk has a place to see what cards are compatible with what camera.
So my real question is really, is SanDisk avoiding telling the entire truth here?
(Don't get me wrong, I love them, and I think they are a stand-up company)
Are they telling me that I can in fact put this card in my T2i and actually benefit from it, RAW/Buffer-wise?
It definitely gives that impression by reading their information, whether or not it's real, I don't know, hence my question.
If you don't want to click on the link, here's what it says on the site...
(I have highlighted in RED BOLD where the questions arise from their online statements)
Thank you for reading so far, I know it's long, and I did do a search beforehand, but didn't see this anywhere...
"SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Memory Cards_16 GB Black SDSDXPA-016G-A75
Built to keep up with your most demanding shoots, get the capacity you need for more non-stop burst shooting and capturing Full HD† video. You’ll never miss a shot or a moment.
The SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I memory card features technologies that were previously only available in our professional line of CompactFlash® memory cards. Managed by the Power Core™ Controller, the SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I memory card raises the bar for speed and performance within the SanDisk SD™ memory card product line. The advanced Error Correction Code engine improves overall data integrity and reliability of the card during read and write. Experience RAW + JPEG continuous burst mode shooting and capture fast-action Full HD† video like never before. For capturing Full HD video or that professional shot-trust SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I memory cards for your DSLR or HD camcorder
- Extreme speed means you'll get the shot you want with more continuous burst mode shooting and rapid transfers to your computer.
- Extreme Full HD video recording speed enabled by UHS Speed Class 1†† and Class 10 lets you capture fast-action video in Full HD, even in 3-D†.
- Engineered with the Power Core™ Controller, the SanDisk Extreme® Pro™ SDHC™ [SDXC™ for 64GB] UHS-I memory card delivers blazing fast performance distributing image data across the card more rapidly and efficiently.
- Extreme reliability and endurance, the Power Core™ Controller's firmware increases endurance through wear leveling. The Power Core Controller's advanced Error Correction Code (ECC) engine improves overall data integrity and reliability of the card during read and write.
- Extreme durability- built for and tested in harsh conditions-these cards are temperature proof, water proof, shock proof, and x-ray proof***. [only 8-32 GB packs]
- Extreme trust: From the flash memory card brand trusted by professional photographers.
*Up to 95 MB/sec (633X) read speed. Write speed up to 90 MB/s (600X). Based on SanDisk internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes. X = 150KB/sec.
**1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage.
***SD, SDHC, microSD and microSDHC card formats up to 32 GB only; See www.sandisk.com/proof for additional information.
†Full HD video (1920x1080x30fps) HD and 3D video support may vary based upon host device, file size, resolution, compression, bit rate, content, and other factors. See:www.sandisk.com/HD
††UHS Speed Class 1 designates a performance option designed to support real-time video recording with UHS-I enabled host devices."