« Photoshop Plugin for Fall Color Photos | Main | Lensbaby Fisheye Lens for Creative Photography! »

October 22, 2009

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00e5501d97a488330120a66a272b970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Memory Card Speed and Digital Camera Speed:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Paul

Great information - I understood the limitations for writing data to the card is becoming more of a function within the camera's write speed, rather than the upgradeable card speeds. But where can one find the actual write speed charactoristics for their own camera? I for example have a 40D, but have not found the write speed specification. Understanding this limitation would seem to help define if the super fast / super expensive memory cards are not being utilized to their ability, and one could have saved money by matching memory speed with camera capabilities.

Kerry Drager

Hi Paul,
Thanks for the feedback! Here's the response from Rob:

Unfortunately, this is not an easy question to answer. There are no international and accepted standards for memory card speeds and camera write speeds. In addition, no camera manufacturers publish this information. Card speeds seem to be used more as marketing hype than real helpful information. However, camera manufacturers and card manufacturers do communicate with each other. Typically at any given time in development of cards and cameras, there will be some things we can know:

1. New high-end, so-called pro cameras will be able to use the highest speed cards available at that time at those speeds, and likely the next card speeds in the near future.
2. New mid-line cameras will likely be able to take advantage of the higher, and sometimes highest, speed cards available at that time.
3. Low-priced cameras usually cannot use the speeds of even the higher speed cards available at the time they come out, but then they rarely need to as they do not take pictures that fast so users are unlikely to use them for long spurts of photos.

Since camera manufacturers cannot anticipate the future of card speeds, they don't necessarily create technology to handle card speeds of the future until the cards are actually available. Most photographers do not need the highest speed cards unless they are shooting sports where they shoot long bursts of shots continuously, although it is true that high-speed cards can download faster to a computer (though not so much faster that they would necessarily be worth the cost).

Jordan Spizike

Jordan Spizike is more popular in our life,and if you haven't put it on,now you have the good chance to try them,link my name and see the products ,when you like,order something,thanks.

air max 90

I love you post!

air max 90

I love you post!

air max 90

I love you post!

air max 90

I love you post!

The comments to this entry are closed.