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Casey Petersen
Recommended memory card (SD) for Canon 60D
on Apr 5, 2011 at 9:25:30 pm

I am wondering what brand/speed memory card you guys would recommend for the Canon 60D. I am a little behind the times and just discovered there are Class 4, 6, 10, and Ultra cards out there.

I plan on buying the camera in a few weeks, and plan to use it for video about 75% of the time.

Thanks in advance!
Casey


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Jason Myres
Re: Recommended memory card (SD) for Canon 60D
on Apr 6, 2011 at 7:20:20 am

Sandisk Extreme HD is the standard, but any decent quality Class 6 should do it.

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-Video-Memory-SDSDRX3-016G-A21/dp/tags...

The main risk you run with a cheaper card is that your video might become corrupted during recording, so if it's important, either do enough testing to verify the brand you buy is up to it, or go with SanDisk and don't worry about it.

JM


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Peter Burger
Re: Recommended memory card (SD) for Canon 60D
on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:33:27 am

SanDisk Class 6 should do just fine, but if you absolutely want to go shure get class 10 cards. Quite a lot of people I know had minor problems with class 6 cards (camera stops recording sometimes due to writing speed/full camera buffer).
Also, after copying your files to your hdd, don't just delete your videos from the card, but format the card with your camera. Seems to be the safest option to maintain constant writing speed during recording (experienced that myself).


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Noah Kadner
Re: Recommended memory card (SD) for Canon 60D
on Apr 6, 2011 at 3:56:18 pm

Have had zero problems with Sandisk Class 6. They are solid and still relatively cheap. Love SDHC.

Noah

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Jason Jenkins
Re: Recommended memory card (SD) for Canon 60D
on Apr 6, 2011 at 7:57:34 pm

I use class 10 Sandisk cards. Compared to P2, they are dirt cheap!

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Ryan Orr
Re: Recommended memory card (SD) for Canon 60D
on Apr 12, 2011 at 2:10:52 pm

I use Class 10 Transcend cards. I know about the bad rap that they are cheap and are unreliable, but they've been working for me. The key is to not to simply delete clips, but to format the cards. That's how you keep things running smoothly.

Also, IMO, it's best to use smaller sized cards. Say you buy and use a 32g card, and use it on an important shoot. Well, I believe anyone doing this is risking a lot. If that one 32g card goes bad, you have a whole day's shoot down in the drain. I have four 4g cards that I use. Yes, I have to change them out more often, but if one of those cards dies on me at the end of the day, only part of my days shooting is lost, and not the whole day.

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Casey Petersen
Re: Recommended memory card (SD) for Canon 60D
on Apr 20, 2011 at 5:24:29 pm

Here's a question based on a recent conversation with a friend...

Which would be better...a SanDisk 16gb Class 6 or a PNY 16gb Class 10?

Casey



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Caspian Brand
Re: commended memory card (SD) for Canon 60D
on Dec 25, 2011 at 2:42:43 am

I just experienced an epic fail with Sandisk Class 6 200x cards in my 60D... brand new out of the packaging and dropping frames left and right, een after low level formatting in the camera...My class 6 Transcend cards have yet to fail me...interestingly, the class 10 Transcend card I have always drops frames during the first 10sec or so of any recorded file, but is fine for the rest of the record.

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