compact flash vs SD cards

Started Sep 2, 2010 | Discussions thread
Fra_Pe Forum Member • Posts: 79
Re: compact flash vs SD cards

gio14 wrote:

Hi all,

Can someone please explain the real advantages of CF over SD cards???

I'm asking this because after 60D's announcement I've seen a lot of people complaining about card choice Canon made developing this new camera...

To be honest, I much prefer SD over CF card, but that's a personal opinion.


I like CF much more then SD because I had never troubles with CF (including
some old microdrives) but sometimes with SD. The CF cards are mechanically
very solid but I broke a SD card while photographing in the wildness.. They
are also easier to lose in field and to change them with gloves on mountain
hiking is really bad.

The performance - here is a intensive test on serveral canon bodys unfortunately in german (but you can translate it with and it includes a table with the results so it maybe 'selfspeaking'):

In short:
The best performance with UDMA on a 50D is 67,2 MB/sec., with non UDMA
is 41,6 MB/sec. On a 550D the fastest SDHC (not SXDC) was 22.6 MB/sec.

Regards, Franz Peter.

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