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Memory Card Slow


SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
16 Jul 2013 1:37PM
I'm using a SanDisc Extreme HD Video card, 30MB/s, 10, 8GB in my Lumix G5. It takes 3 seconds to record a RAW + jpeg image which seems slow to me. Is this a normal rate or which card might be faster? I feel as if I'm kept hanging after each shot.
Thanks.

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rhol2 e2
3 320 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2013 5:14PM
I don't use this camera, but I understand the SanDisc SDHC UHS-1 cards are 80MB/s, and the Panasonic should be compatible as it is a recent model. The manual should confirm this..
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
16 Jul 2013 5:17PM
The card is compatible. It's the speed I'm querying.
Is 3 seconds normal to save from capture to camera, RAW+jpeg?
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
16 Jul 2013 7:17PM
Sounds about right, a lot will depend on the size of the raw file and these do vary from picture to picture.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
16 Jul 2013 7:25PM
You need Sandisk Extreme Pro, 95mb/sec. No point in buying a fast camera and using slow cards.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
16 Jul 2013 8:02PM
OK. It was just a card I found in my drawer so I obviously need the faster card. Not knowing anything about cards and because I haven't noticed this problem before I wasn't sure if I was using the right speed.

It happens on every raw file whatever the subject Paul, so I guess I need to get one as recommended by StrayCat.

Oh, by the way, does it matter what number is on the card apart from the MB? The one I've got says 10 in a circle. Not really sure what that means but I'm sure it's important in some way.

Thanks chaps. Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
16 Jul 2013 8:04PM
Chris I use a mixture of fast and slow cards, I don`t always need the fastest of cards.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
16 Jul 2013 8:12PM
Yeah, but sometimes I like to act fast. 3 seconds is heck of a time lapse. Perhaps if I just do jpegs it'd be better, but in tricky lighting conditions you really do need raw files.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
16 Jul 2013 10:23PM
Your going to need a good card for video Chris.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
16 Jul 2013 10:33PM
I don't do video.
a class 10 card should be fast enough for your camera class 6 and 4 are slower i use a Sandisk extreme pro 16gb card that rated at 95MB per second in my Fuji x100s and with camera setting on raw and fine jpeg it loads in a fraction of a second , so id say yours is very slow
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
17 Jul 2013 9:45AM
Thanks guys. Have now ordered a much faster card. Smile
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
19 Jul 2013 4:33PM

Quote:A class 10 card should be fast enough for your camera class 6 and 4 are slower i use a Sandisk extreme pro 16gb card that rated at 95MB per second in my Fuji x100s and with camera setting on raw and fine jpeg it loads in a fraction of a second , so id say yours is very slow


OK. So I got one of those and it still takes 3 seconds to write to card RAW+jpeg.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
19 Jul 2013 10:32PM

Quote: i use a Sandisk extreme pro 16gb card that rated at 95MB per second in my Fuji x100s and with camera setting on raw and fine jpeg it loads in a fraction of a second , so id say yours is very slow


OK. So I got one of those and it still takes 3 seconds to write to card RAW+jpeg.

Sorry to re-post, but just wondering why this should be the case. Anyone else got any ideas?

Cheers.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
19 Jul 2013 10:41PM
Have you tried the same card in another camera, some camera`s write quicker than other`s.

Also it helps if you use a freshly formatted card.

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