Is class 10 SD card needed for still photography?

Started Dec 29, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Re: Is class 10 SD card needed for still photography?
In reply to thephotobox, Dec 29, 2010

All depends on the camera's buffer. Some cameras come with hefty buffers that can handle 20 RAW files in a burst, and offload to a card at a slower rate without affecting burst performance for most users (since most people shoot 5-10 frames at a time in shorter bursts). Other cameras' buffers are very small, and in RAW you could start seeing a slowdown in frame rate after just a handful of frames. If you're shooting in JPEG, then you'll likely as not never really need the faster cards, if you're not using video and not firing off 40+ frames at 6fps all at once.

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