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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-06-2014

Re: memory card

One more question,I looked on the website about "formatiing" the new memory card when it comes,understood all of it except how to find the "format" heading,will it be in the menu? If not I'm lost,thanks to you both.

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Posts: 89
Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: memory card

See page 203 of your manual. I don't have that particular model but it will be in the menus somewhere, usually one of the menus under the "wrench" icon. Formatting the memory card is a really good habit to get into, particularly if you use multiple cards in multiple cameras, as I do. Before you format, make sure you have backed up the current images on the memory card to at least one other location (I use a portable external hard drive).
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-11-2013

Re: memory card

I haven't seen it mentioned but you should use a Class 10 SD card as it reads and writes much faster. I use a Sandisk 32gb Extreme Pro which is a Class 10 card and it reads and writes extremely fast.

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-08-2014

Re: memory card

I've noticed that Class 10 cards have different transfer speeds shown on them from 30 MB/s up to 95MB/s.  Is there any real advantage to a higher transfer speed card?

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Posts: 89
Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: memory card

It depends on your shooting style. If you are shooting video or high burst rate consecutive shots (especially in RAW + JPEG), faster is definitely better. If your style is slower and more contemplative, it doesn't really matter.
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-08-2014

Re: memory card

I was thinking more in terms of high burst rate or at least taking several shots in fairly quick succession.

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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-11-2013

Re: memory card

You would be much better off with that shooting style using a fast Class 10 card. Fast shots will write to the card much faster.

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New Contributor
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Registered: ‎12-08-2014

Re: memory card

How fast are we talking about.  I've got a 30MB/s card now but was really wondering if  a say 95MB/s card would make a noticable difference.

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Posts: 89
Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: memory card

That's going to depend on the write speed of your memory buffer. Newer cameras generally have faster write speeds than older ones.
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