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Slick deal for 64GB version, 128GB is also great

It's not the fastest, but speed should be more than enough for majority people/usage.

64GB: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IF4O9CI/ - DEAD
128GB: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IF4O7C0/
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Good deal. Same price at BH Photo also:


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pro...022069-REG
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Is it worth to wait or save for the 1066x to use for 1080p recording, or this speed should be OK?
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Is it worth to wait or save for the 1066x to use for 1080p recording, or this speed should be OK?
30p is not a problem for 400x, unless you do 60p
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30p is not a problem for 400x, unless you do 60p
Thanks!
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Quote from nhaydu View Post :
Is it worth to wait or save for the 1066x to use for 1080p recording, or this speed should be OK?
I bought the 1066x a few months ago due to higher write speed (reference [cameramemoryspeed.com]) for my 7D Mk II when shooting burst. Having said that, I never had an issue recording 1080p on my old Canon 600d (T3i) with a relatively-slow SD card.

The short answer: The 800x will be more than fast enough for 1080p recording.
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Quote from blindkarma View Post :
Good deal. Same price at BH Photo also:


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pro...022069-REG [bhphotovideo.com]
Thank you. Got one.. No tax!
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Quote from FrugalGamer View Post :
I bought the 1066x a few months ago due to higher write speed (reference [cameramemoryspeed.com]) for my 7D Mk II when shooting burst. Having said that, I never had an issue recording 1080p on my old Canon 600d (T3i) with a relatively-slow SD card.

The short answer: The 800x will be more than fast enough for 1080p recording.
Thanks for the info. I ordered 2 from B&H to try them out, with different frame rates as well.
I used some older CF and SDHC cards with the 5D. They're just OK just for pictures, but when I switched to recording, it stopped within few seconds due to the slow write to the cards.
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Thanks for the info. I ordered 2 from B&H to try them out, with different frame rates as well.
I used some older CF and SDHC cards with the 5D. They're just OK just for pictures, but when I switched to recording, it stopped within few seconds due to the slow write to the cards.
I don't know whether the 5D has the same issue as the 5D Mk III, but a comment in this thread on DPReview [dpreview.com] claims that the 5D Mk III doesn't perform nearly as well from the SD slot as the CF slot, regardless of R/W speeds. I didn't perform an exhaustive search of the Internet for corroboration.

Personally, if you don't mind paying a little more for a little less storage, I'd go with the 1066x for the dramatic improvement in write. For comparison (copied directly from B&H):

Lexar 800x 64GB CF:
- Max. Read Speed: 120MB/s
- Max. Write Speed: 75MB/s

Lexar 1066x 32GB CF
- Max. Read Speed 160 MB/s
- Max. Write Speed 155 MB/s

I don't think anyone cares a great deal about a 33% increase in read speed -- I don't for $20 more and half the capacity -- but a 100% increase in write speed is very attractive to me. I was able to nab the 1066x 32GB on sale for $40 for Adorama; if you're patient you can get it for that price from Adorama, B&H, or Amazon (as you prefer).

Last comment: My 600d would stop recording video after a period of time, but I always assumed it was due to overheating rather than SD write speed or the camera's write buffer filling up. I certainly could be mistaken, though! Obviously that camera body is on a much lower level than the 5D or 7D Mk II.
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Last edited by FrugalGamer July 20, 2016 at 08:54 AM
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I don't know whether the 5D has the same issue as the 5D Mk III, but a comment in this thread on DPReview [dpreview.com] claims that the 5D Mk III doesn't perform nearly as well from the SD slot as the CF slot, regardless of R/W speeds. I didn't perform an exhaustive search of the Internet for corroboration.

Personally, if you don't mind paying a little more for a little less storage, I'd go with the 1066x for the dramatic improvement in write. For comparison (copied directly from B&H):

Lexar 800x 64GB CF:
- Max. Read Speed: 120MB/s
- Max. Write Speed: 75MB/s

Lexar 1066x 32GB CF
- Max. Read Speed 160 MB/s
- Max. Write Speed 155 MB/s

I don't think anyone cares a great deal about a 33% increase in read speed -- I don't for $20 more and half the capacity -- but a 100% increase in write speed is very attractive to me. I was able to nab the 1066x 32GB on sale for $40 for Adorama; if you're patient you can get it for that price from Adorama, B&H, or Amazon (as you prefer).

Last comment: My 600d would stop recording video after a period of time, but I always assumed it was due to overheating rather than SD write speed or the camera's write buffer filling up. I certainly could be mistaken, though! Obviously that camera body is on a much lower level than the 5D or 7D Mk II.
It's true. For the 5D Mark III - at the time it was released - only the Compact Flash slot had the UDMA 7 protocol integrated while the SD slot did not integrate UHS (ultra high speed) thus it's pointless to get SD cards that can write faster than133x.

In depth explanation here: http://blog.jeffcable.com/2012/06...-your.html

If you have a 5D Mark III and *speed* is paramount, always get the fastest Compact Flash card available.
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a question I never found a satisfying answer to. perhaps someone here can answer. Any idea why Cannon (and likely nikon?) still uses CF cards as oppose to SD cards?
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a question I never found a satisfying answer to. perhaps someone here can answer. Any idea why Cannon (and likely nikon?) still uses CF cards as oppose to SD cards?
For a given generation I believe CF can achieve faster speed than SD.

For pros who care about speed more than cost CF is still king.

CFast can do even faster but it's not pin compatible to CF, so SDs are really catching up until the higher end stuff makes the jump.

Only the higher end Canon Nikon still use CF. Their consumer stuff are all SDs now.
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now it's showing $45 for the 64GB on Amazon
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a question I never found a satisfying answer to. perhaps someone here can answer. Any idea why Cannon (and likely nikon?) still uses CF cards as oppose to SD cards?

Durability is one reason. CF cards are just more durable than SD cards. Not to say SD cards are easy to break or have more faults, but CF cards are typically more durable.
That said on 2 occasions I've ran Sandisk SD cards through the washer and then the dryer and they worked just fine afterwards. Both Canon and Nikon still use CF cards, but Cfast and XQD are also available on flagship bodies.
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Last edited by carpenter75 July 20, 2016 at 09:46 PM
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save your money and just get Komputerbay. Not sure about SD but I know their CF cards are rebranded Lexars.
Forget where I read it but my own personal testing matches the speeds found on cameramemoryspeed.com
I would also recommended using that site for pinpointing the best card for your camera... it researching your camera's card bus. You're literally throwing money away if your CF /SD bus can only handle 600x but you buy "the fastest card available."
Do the research.
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