View Full Version : Best Memory Card to get?

02-16-2005, 12:52 AM
Whats a good memory card out there to buy? I have a digital rebel. I was thinking of getting a Lexar. How about speed? Whats the best speed to get on a card? I was looking at one that was 4x. Is that any good?

02-16-2005, 02:44 AM
Umm, 4x is way too slow. Get either the Sandisk Ultra II or the Lexar Professional 80x. I have and use both, and both have awesome write speeds. Plus, the prices for the 512mb versions are coming way down...

02-16-2005, 03:07 AM
Thanks Dan. So the 4x means how fast the image is processed? Meaning it wouldnt work good for taking 3 shots in a row?

02-16-2005, 04:34 AM
What about 16 X 128 MB Lexar Memory card as I dont have all that much to spend.

02-16-2005, 12:02 PM

Get the fastest you can afford. I've got a Sandisk Ultra II 1GB in my 20D, and it's great. Only a couple times have I maxed out the buffer and had to wait a couple seconds for the card to catch up. As a comparison, I also have a cheapie 512MB card I picked up at BJ's as a backup. I filled the buffer (I shoot RAW, so it only takes 6 shots to fill it), and waited a good 15-20 seconds for the card to catch up so I can start shooting again.


02-16-2005, 05:34 PM
For the Lexar 80x:
12.0 MB/sec minimum sustained write capability

For the Sandisk Ultra II:
Have a minimum sustained write speed of 9MB per second and a read speed of 10MB per second.

For the Sandisk Ultra III:
A minimum of 20MB/sec sequential write and read speed

So yes, the "x" denotes the speed of the card. Check the specs before buying. Get at least 40x... :wink: