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Josh Buchanan
SDHC cards
on Apr 28, 2010 at 4:18:34 pm

Ok, didn't really know which section to post this, and since I am getting a Canon 550D, I decided here should be ok. But anyways.
I have been looking to get a SDHC card for my camera, and came across two deals. One being a Sandisk Extreme iii card, and the other being the Sandisk Extreme HD video card. They both look about the same. Does anyone know the difference if any between the two? I was leaning towards the Extreme HD video one since I want to do video mostly with Canon.


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Norman Willis
Re: SDHC cards
on Apr 29, 2010 at 4:12:48 am

Hey Josh.

Can you post us some URL's, say, from Amazon.com?

I just use the Transcend 32GB Class 6 cards, and have been very happy with them.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PLIG68/ref=pd_luc_mri?ie=UTF8&m=A12KEZ...

I recommend always getting a spare. I had one go bad once, and I used my spare until I got home. Then I went back and forth with Transcend three times (I got lost in their automated system), and had a replacement in about ten days after I sent it in. No issues.

I hope that helps some.

Norman Willis
http://www.nazareneisrael.org


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Josh Buchanan
Re: SDHC cards
on Apr 29, 2010 at 5:13:24 am

Thanks Norman I'll look into those.

Here's some links:
The Extreme HD Video one:
http://www.amazon.com/Sandisk-EXTREME-Class-SDSDX3-8192-Package/dp/B0018M256G

And the Extreme iii one:
http://www.amazon.com/Sandisk-EXTREME-Class-SDSDX3-8192-Package/dp/B0018M256G

I'm not sure if there is really any difference since the two cards look the exact same.


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Norman Willis
Re: SDHC cards
on Apr 29, 2010 at 6:28:48 am

>>I'm not sure if there is really any difference since the two cards look the exact same.

Yeah.

They've got the same part number, the same price, and they are both Class 6 cards, so I think they must be the same.

Maybe some wisenacre just put in two entries, in order to come up with more hits in the search engine?

They both look the same to me. But if you really want to, you could contact SanDisk (but I wouldn't bother).

Norman Willis
http://www.nazareneisrael.org


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Josh Buchanan
Re: SDHC cards
on Apr 29, 2010 at 8:15:47 pm

Ok, thanks Norman.

Do you know how much better a Class 10 is over a Class 6 for video? On the 550D?


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Norman Willis
Re: SDHC cards
on Apr 29, 2010 at 8:44:42 pm

Honestly? I don't. But if the rating calls for a Class 6, if it were me I would start with that, and pocket the difference.

Norman Willis
http://www.nazareneisrael.org


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Brent Dunn
Re: SDHC cards
on May 1, 2010 at 4:51:52 am

SandDisc makes the SxS cards for Sony and now a Class 10 Extreme especially made for the demands of HD Video.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171413

Here's the link to NewEgg.

If your a professional, I would definetly get a class 10. This is the newest and fastest writing cards that will give you the least problems.

As far as the Transcend. I have 5 of them and issues will all of them when recording long events. They can't handle the long recording. My cards are class 6. I've also had media errors with transcend. They used to be reliable, but now it seems the new batch isn't performing well.

Maybe buy one SandDisc class 10 and 1 elcheapo transcend class 6.

Brent Dunn
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Norman Willis
Re: SDHC cards
on May 2, 2010 at 6:02:07 am

Hi Brent.

I have recorded for several hours on the Class 6, and not had any issues with it. I did have one card fail (as cards and tapes some times will), but it was not anything specifically related to Class 6.

>>Maybe buy one SandDisc class 10 and 1 elcheapo transcend class 6.

I apologize, but I don't understand that advice at all. Why would you advise that?


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Norman Willis
Re: SDHC cards
on May 2, 2010 at 6:09:20 am

Hi Josh.

I looked again at your original post. I apologize. I need to clarify that I have shot lots of footage on an HF S10 in AVCHD on Class 6 media, and I don't think you would have any problems on Class 6 with AVCHD.

However, the T2i/550 is not AVCHD. It delivers maybe a little more than half-again as much data to the card as an HF S10, and therefore I would think that a Class 10 card is well advised.

I am not an expert in that field, but I would not purchase a Class 6 card for a T2i/550.

Norman Willis
http://www.nazareneisrael.org


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Josh Buchanan
Re: SDHC cards
on May 20, 2010 at 7:36:09 pm

Ok, thanks guys. I'll look into getting a class 10 real soon, now. They just cost so much.


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