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I'm looking for a good SD card with a high capacity and speed class. I want something for recording footage at 1080p. What do you recommend?
#2
SanDisk is the one I have always used wether the cheap version (which may or may not be a counterfeit) or the genuine ones. (How can you tell ?) Touch wood, I have not had any fail on me. I use SD type for Panny and whatever it is for Canon. My wife uses the same.

There are a few recommended cards out there, but with cameras using video faster capture is the issue. If the camera captures 30 frames a second and the card only captures 25 then the camera is going to stop a lot, waiting for the card.
I don't use multi-shots so that doesn't apply to me.
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#3
Good question Icburns... I personally use Sandisk but looked up the SD association page and they recommend class 4-6 speed for HD to Full HD recording, and class 10 for Full HD recording IF your device supports a high speed bus.

https://www.sdcard.org/consumers/speed/speed_class/

Then again though I hear the speeds differ between manufacturers so a class 10 from one might not be the same as a class 10 from another...
#4
Thanks for the recommendations.

That's a good link about speed class, just what I was looking for.
#5
10 is the top as far as "Classes" go.

IIRC the 600D is UHS-1 compatible, so something like the SanDisk Extreme Pro would be your fastest/best option. 95MB/s is almost 10x faster than a true "Class 10".

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-UH...833&sr=1-4
#6
Class 6 or better for HD video. SanDisk and Lexar are both solid choices.
#7
Hollleeee shit that's an expensive SD card, but it's a beauty. Most likely 95MB/s is the reading speed and not recording speed. Though I'm sure the writing speed is still faster than most class 10 cards but no way close to 95MB/s writing.
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(Mar 3, 2012, 13:31)lcburns Wrote: Hollleeee shit that's an expensive SD card, but it's a beauty. Most likely 95MB/s is the reading speed and not recording speed. Though I'm sure the writing speed is still faster than most class 10 cards but no way close to 95MB/s writing.

Be as that may, it's still very impressive.
#9
Nah, probably closer to 45MB/s write. It's still astonishingly fast in practice though. I've got the 16GB version, and it's blazing fast.
#10
Apparently its max write speed is 85MB/S. Min or average guaranteed speed is unknown.
  


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