What class memory card should be better for NX1000 to have it work fast and smooth? Or speed.

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Re: What class memory card should be better for NX1000 to have it work fast and smooth? Or speed.
In reply to viking79, Mar 7, 2013

viking79 wrote:

Knallberto wrote:

Use a cheap Class6 or Class10 and be happy!

They are faster than your camera ever will be.

I would be miserable with a class 6 card, 6 MB/s for a RAW file is about 5 seconds per file. My Samsung Class 10 card is only 11 MB/s, so it would be about 3 seconds per RAW file. My UHS-I cards can all exceed 20 MB/s (the max the camera can write) so it is about 1.5 seconds per file.

So in other words with a class 6 card it would take about 40 seconds to empty the buffer, 24 seconds with the standard Class 10 card, and 12 seconds with the Class 10 card capable of 20 MB/s+.

If you shoot JPEG or video, class 6 or 10 are fine. If you shoot RAW you want to shop more carefully for which Class 10 card you buy (they are not equal)

PS, those numbers are based on estimates of what data rates I am seeing from the cards.  Again, it really just depends on individual card.

Next up I am going to do a video showing the differences in write times.


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