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rebel owners: SD card speed vs camera buffer - Q's on #of shots

 
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Jan 25, 2011 13:29 |  #1

OK, hopefully this topic hasn't been beaten to death and I failed to properly search for it. If so, please feel free to point me to the appropriate thread.

Right now I have the XSi and am using sandisk ultra II's and I get 6 shots before the buffer fills up and drops shooting speed when shooting raw.

My question is for those that are using faster class 6 and 10 cards - what are your numbers like? I wonder if the class 10 cards will translate into more frames before I fill the buffer. I'm in the market for a bit more storage, and I am trying to quantify/verify the value of spending the cash on the newer high speed cards.


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Jan 25, 2011 13:30 |  #2

I don't think you'll gain more space in the buffer but rather, you'll see the buffer empty faster.


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Jan 25, 2011 13:33 |  #3

If you want maximum performance switch to JPEG. That and get a class 10 SD card.


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Jan 25, 2011 15:10 |  #4

Six, wow I'm jealous, lol. The XS can only manage 3 before the buffer is plugged up. After that, with a class 6 card, it takes maybe 3 seconds to empty the buffer while "wait" is on the screen.

Markol is right, if you really need to burst something hoping to catch just the right moment with a Rebel, you'll probably want to shoot JPEG. Since I prefer the flexability of RAW (and don't often shoot action) it's not worth it for me.

I'll tell you though, when doing water drop macros, I sure wish it would handle more than 3 shots.


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Jan 25, 2011 18:04 |  #5

I also shoot with a XSI and use a PNY Pro class 10 card. (had to try it) Shooting Raw I still get 6, shooting Jpeg is way more than anyone needs. Shooting Raw is easier for me due to my skill level, so when I want to shoot sports or motorcycle racing it's Jpeg and triple checking my camera settings. If I like what I see in Jpeg I'll switch to M, Raw, and transfer my shutter speed and aperture settings with the hope that I can catch that 1 great shot with the burst of 6. (I only need 1):)




  
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Jan 26, 2011 09:07 |  #6

Thanks for the info. looks like the cards are as capable as they will get with this body. Not that I'm complaining by any means. By the time my skills match the capability of the XSI, cell phone cameras will probably have the dynamic range of HDR on a 1 series body, and better resolution to boot.

I was just wondering more if I was hampering potential performance with a class 4 card. They were the fastest SD on the market when the XSi came out.


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