SD card for Minolta DiMAGE Z5

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Daniel Prince, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. I plan to buy a Minolta DiMAGE Z5 soon and I need to know which SD
    card to buy.

    What speed is fast enough for this camera? Is 50X fast enough so
    that the speed of saving pictures is limited to the speed of the

    The lowest priced SD cards on PriceWatch are A-Data and Patriot
    Memory. Are these brands any good?

    Thank you in advance for all replies.
    Daniel Prince, Apr 3, 2006
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  2. Daniel Prince

    John Bean Guest

    Yes, this is a good speed to use as a baseline.
    I've had bad experience of A-data,but most people report no
    problems. The only A-data I owned was "fussy" and wouldn't
    work in some cameras. The replacement was the same so I
    assumed it was a compatability issue. I've heard no bad
    reports of Patriot but I have no direct experience, I
    normally use Kingston Elite Pro which have never given any
    problem in any camera.

    If you want keen prices rather than a big-brand name look at
    Transcend too, I'd go for that rather than A-data.
    John Bean, Apr 3, 2006
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  3. Daniel,

    Remember that a higher speed card can transfer data to your PC faster, and
    that may matter if you take a lot of images, or videos, or use raw.

    Personally, I stick with two makes: SanDisk and Kingmax. The latter
    isn't well known, so here's a link.

    I have no experience of the brands you mention.

    David J Taylor, Apr 3, 2006
  4. Daniel Prince

    Dan Guest


    I got 1GB x133 SD card made by Corsair. Corsair are well know for making
    high quality performance memory for computers. The price was about the
    same as most brands sell slower sped modules.

    Google for it.
    Dan, Apr 3, 2006
  5. Daniel Prince

    Dan Guest

    Cheap is good but it does help you sleep better knowing your card is
    made by someone well known for quality. Obviously brand doesn't
    guarantee anything :).

    Also about 4GB SD cards. They are new and not 100% compatible with old
    camera's or readers even. From what I heard Panasonic managed to
    overcome some tech issues in pushing SD to 4GB size but it caused some
    compatibility issues with the standard. Not 100% sure on this but
    recommend reading up on this before buying it.
    Dan, Apr 3, 2006
  6. Daniel Prince

    John H Guest

    I just bought a Patriot 2gig card that claims 'extreme
    performance' with a read speed of 133X (No write speed given). It
    writes much slower than an ATP 50X gig card. Using the ATP, my Canon
    S2 set for high speed continuous shooting at full resolution will
    write without pause to card capacity. With the Patriot the limit is 8
    or 9 shots. A Soultek 2 gig 150X will write 17 shots before pausing.

    Speed claims on these low priced cards seem to be a crap
    shoot. The first Soultek was DOA but the replacement works fine which
    suggests that the cards aren't individually tested. The Patriot
    sample I have may not be typical.

    John H
    John H, Apr 3, 2006
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