SD Card Speed: How fast is fast enough

Started Oct 12, 2007 | Discussions thread
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jasontb Regular Member • Posts: 145
SD Card Speed: How fast is fast enough

So when I bought my S3 I hastily bought an SD card before I learned about high speed cards. Very out of character. Anyway. It's a regular SanDisk 2-GB.

I tried shooting in burst mode and I am able to get the 2.3 pics/sec or whatever it is they quote for the camera's speed. And I am able to record movies (even the 60fps) without any troubles.

Is there anything else I might be missing by not having a high speed card (I'm not concerned about speed of transfer to the computer...just camera operations)? I imagine the only thing that might improve with a high speed card would be the time it takes to write RAW files.

I benchmarked the drive using CHDK and it came up with roughly:

5700
5700
3800
5700

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