Can camera write as fast as the card can take?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by ABC, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. ABC

    ABC Guest

    People are chasing after faster cards, now up to 20M/s.
    I am just wondering if the camera can use all the speed at all. There
    is no information I can see in the spec about how fast the camera
    writes. e.g. if your camera cannot write faster than 10m/s , then why
    but a 20M/s card?

    Can anyone tell me where I can find such spec for the camera? I am
    thinking about a FZ 20, in particular.

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    ABC, Dec 23, 2004
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  2. (a) your USB 2.0 reader may be able to use the increased read speed

    (b) your next camera may be able to use the increased write speed
    When writing movies the FZ20 writes at around 0.5MB/s. Perhaps TIFF or
    continuous shooting would be a worse case? I don't think it can use the
    faster 9MB/s of cards like the Kingmax Platinum.

    My own feeling is to get the fastest cards you can, within a reasonable
    price mark up. Perhaps not costing more than 10% than standard?

    David J Taylor, Dec 23, 2004
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  3. Phil Stripling, Dec 23, 2004
  4. ABC

    ABC Guest

    thanks. Very interesting to see how different cameras write at
    different speeds to the same card.

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    ABC, Dec 24, 2004
  5. I did not. I never wrotd in my life. It's I lie, I tell you.
    Phil Stripling, Dec 24, 2004
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