Speed of SD card for 7MP?

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  1. JIT

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    Sandisk Extreme III 2GB, Sandisk Ultra II 2GB or Sandisk SDHC Ultra II 4GB?



    I'd go for the SDHC 4GB but is it's Class 4 (4MB/s) fast enough for large 7MP pictures especially in burst mode?

    I'd probably be taking some 640X480 videos on the camera too - Canon A710IS.
     
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    7mp jpg is around 3-4meg, the card does 4meg a second. do the maths.
     
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    I bought the SanDisk Extreme III 2GB from Play for 17.99 and it works a treat in burst mode on my FZ8.

    I've also ordered their own brand 4GB SDHC card for the same price. Judging by the markings on the card (going by the website pic) it's a class 4 device so should also be fine. I've had the shipping notice from them, so hopefully it will turn up soon and I can put it through its paces.

    I'm just not looking forward to file transfers, as the only way I'll be able to read it is via the cameras USB cable which will be sloooow.
     
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    A ultra 2 card will be enough, you will probably find the buffer in your camera to be the bottle neck here IMO.
     

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