Canon G5--Is Speed of Compact Flash Card a Factor?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by David Perris, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. David Perris

    David Perris Guest

    I'm buying a 1 gig Compact Flash card for
    my Canon PowerShot G5.

    Should I look for a card marked "40X," which
    is what is in the camera now, or will a PNY Compact Flash,
    which is not marked with a speed rating, do just as well?


    David Perris, Oct 3, 2005
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  2. I don't know how your camera works but with correct design the card
    should not be any factor at all in taking the shots. The shots
    (especially in multiple continuous type modes) SHOULD be stored in
    your camera.
    The card ONLY effects how long you have to wait while the data is
    stored away after the shots and how long it takes to download to a
    computer. In my opinion it is never worth the huge extra cost for the
    fast cards, UNLESS your camera uses the card as a buffer. If that is
    true than you must use the fast card ONLY for multiple shots in most
    Gilbert Baron, Oct 4, 2005
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  3. ....

    Yes, as some point the camera definitely becomes the limiting
    factor. My guess is that the 80x card will be no faster in the camera
    than the 40x card. However, the 80x card might be faster in a
    high speed card reader than the 40x card. All of this depends on
    the actual speed of the camera and cards, but generally, cards have
    gotten faster than consumer level cameras can use. Some DSLR
    probably can make use of the fastest cards available today.

    If the price difference is small, get the faster card. If the price difference
    is large, get the medium speed card.

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    Dan Wojciechowski, Oct 5, 2005
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