HS-10 Write Time

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Carl Crumley
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HS-10 Write Time
Apr 8, 2010

I stopped by my local camera store and picked up a Promaster Class 6 SDHC card for my HS-10 and was shocked to find it is SLOWER than my old Class 2 card! I turned off the JPEG option and am shooting RAW only, and turned off the image review. With my old Class 2 card I have about a 4 second write time before the camera is ready to shoot again (even with half pressing the shutter which doesn't seem to speed it up at all). With the new Class 6 card I have about 7 to 8 seconds write time. Ouch!

The Promaster doesn't list its write speed on the package, or on their website, but they simply say "155X."

I notice an advertised Sandisk Extreme III, which is a Class 6 card, shows a write speed of 20 mbps. Perhaps I should order one of them and see what happens. This 4 second or more time between shots is killing me trying to photograph birds.

Carl (Pittsford, NY)

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