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Memory card class

When looking at memory cards, what is meant by class 4 or class 6?

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Re: Memory card class

Hi salonzo,

 

The class of an SD/SDHC memory card refers to the speed that data is written to the memory card (As explained in the link that Nokia provided). The higher the class that the memory card is the faster the data is written to the card. This is most often important when you are trying to capture multiple images in rapid succession, and this is usually the case while using a DSLR set to continuous shooting mode. The larger the file being written to the card the faster write speed you will need on your memory card if you intend on taking images one right after another.

 

Hope this helps!

 

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Re: Memory card class

Solanzo,

 

I'd suggest you just go for class 10 and you'll be fine Smiley Happy - that is until UHS-I cards are on the market and labeled as such. (Of course, your camera probably won't be able to use those cards... but for now Class 10 will do ya'

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Re: Memory card class

 


@mikewinburn wrote:

Solanzo,

 

I'd suggest you just go for class 10 and you'll be fine Smiley Happy - that is until UHS-I cards are on the market and labeled as such. (Of course, your camera probably won't be able to use those cards... but for now Class 10 will do ya'


Many of the Class 10s on the market have had serious reliability and compatibility issues.

 

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yes, sadly I have have heard this as well. fortunately for me, the 6 I have all have performed flawlessly. ( though I only bought the 8GB versions - didn't want to lose 16 or 32 GB of info either by card problem, theft, or misplacing) I bought all sandisk extreme