Memory card recommended for P7700

Started Jan 22, 2013 | Questions thread
tomjar
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Re: Memory card recommended for P7700
In reply to bambamphoto, Jan 29, 2013

bambamphoto wrote:

Ok, this question may not make sense but so far I been shooting only jpg and not burst shooting. Im using old class 4 memory cards (micro SD inside a SD adapter), so far it is ok

Now, Im considering burst shooting, mainly jpg (and rarely raw, let alone jpg + raw)

A 32Gb class 10 costs about half what a 32 Gb UHS costs. Wonder if it would make much different when burst shooting?

Also, I have heard that using a micro SD card inside a micro-to-SD adapter lowers its speed. Is that true??

Any opinion welcome!

Thanks!

If you search this forum you will find several threads discussing this issue. And you will find two distinct types of writing speeds reported (for the same type of card and shooting conditions). Some people, me included, (and most review sites as well) are reporting slow writing times even with fastest cards. It is not an issue for JPEG, but might become a serious issue for RAW shooting for some people (it does not really bother me in practice). But then again others are reporting much better performance in this regard. The only explanation that I can think of for this is that maybe there are two subtypes (or batches) of P7700 floating around that are different in some small hardware aspect - maybe using some electronic part from different sources. I've got my P7700 soon after it became available, so maybe only the earliest cameras are the "slow" ones - who knows. I have not seen any reviews addressing this apparent discrepancy in reported writing speeds.

Anyway, I posted my own results some time ago, comparing the writing speed performance (shot-to-shot times, to be more precise) for JPEG, NRW and NRW+JPEG modes, for single-shot and high-speed burst modes, and for three very different SanDisk cards, from a class 4 SD to the fastest available SanDisk class 10 UHS-I SDHC card (Pro Extreme). You can see my results here.

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