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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 3:07 pm 
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Hello, as you can see I am new to the forum. I have been looking at the Youtube videos from CameraLabs for some while now though and made my choice on the D5000 or D90, but less the D90 cause it's out of my Budget and my choice is not yet final.


So for the D5000, I need a SD Card, yet i am not sure what card i need.

Will the Scan Disk Extreme III 16 GB with a read and write speed of 30MB/s be enough?

Should it maybe the the double priced Extreme Pro 16GB with a 90MB/s

The D5000 shoots at 12 MP with continuous shooting of 4 fps.


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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 3:23 pm 
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I wouldnt worry I use a class 2 sandisk as have done for the last however many years, and it runs continuously without the buffer ever filling up in most conditions.

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 3:31 pm 
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Well the Extreme III is a class 10 and i have even read somewhere on youtube that Gordon said to use a class 6 or higher (that was for a compact camera).

But what if i constantly want to push 4x12MP in 1 sec for like 10 seconds?

What Camera are you reffering to using the class 2? By your sig, I am guessing the D5000 .

Thanks for the quick reply at this time of day.


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Yeah the D5000. I think the class is the minimum rated speed so maybe I just got lucky. I find things like autofocus, active D-lighting, noise reduction etc slow down the continuous more than the card selection.

Yep just tried it, it shoots 4 frames per second (12mp) for 10 seconds. But think about it. Do you really need a 40 shot burst? Thats more than a whole roll of film lol

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 4:24 pm 
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On a related note, I saw this a while back which was pretty cool

http://www.youtube.com/user/DigitalRevCom?blend=2&ob=1#p/u/12/Zr6YwI8JUvI

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 6:06 pm 
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Well i guess it will then be the Xtreme III 16GB or maybe even the 32 GB.

To my personality, I am not the kind of person who buys the "that will just do" items. I tend to buy the better or the best. Goes for clothing, sound system, food etc. - of course within range of my budget. But thanks for confirming that your SD class 2 card worked for the D5000. means my Extreme will defo work.

Funny video, shows once again brand goes before price


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 1:49 am 
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As I am still learning, which i am doing almost day by day, it just came to my mind to ask you in which format you took those continous shots? In jpeg, RAW or NEF? Cause i was meaning taking those photos in RAW. Did you still get the full 4 fps at 12 MP for 10 secs? I just want to be really sure that my memory card won't hang me in the end.


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 11:28 am 
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Large, fine Jpegs.

Raw doesnt slow it down, but fills the buffer quicker.

I dont really see the point of RAW for long continuous bursts so this doesnt really bother me.

Seriously though man think about it. Are you really ever going to be taking 40 shot bursts? Pros dont even do that with 10 frames per second cameras. What subject could you possibly be shooting?

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 3:37 pm 
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Yeah, but i just want to have a memory card with no limits to the camera, and of course it should hold for the next cams i might buy aswell.

Yes i agree with you, taking 40 shots in 10 secs is over done.


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My D80 + Sandisk Ultra II combo stops after 5-7 10mp RAWs at 3fps so I would suggest that you get something from the Extreme series if you want better performance.

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 2:59 pm 
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Dont worry about future proofing your SD card.

Memory prices are forever falling like a brick.

Ive paid over a hundred pounds for a slow less than 512Mb card not that many years ago, which would now sell for less than five pounds.

Get what you need for now, and what you need for later later will be cheaper than getting an overly quick card now.

Nb this only applies to memory cards, for example lens prices never fall

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 3:02 pm 
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@ grahamnp

Nikon D80 buffer size is 6 RAW, where as D5000 is 11 RAW 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:26 pm 
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Ive paid over a hundred pounds for a slow less than 512Mb card not that many years ago, which would now sell for less than five pounds.


What is 512Mb?

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