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#1 Keith1

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:38 PM

I bought my wife a camcorder, and we're learning how to operate it. The primary function will just be videos of the Grandkids and the wildlife that wanders through the yard.

I see it requires an SD card ( up to 32 GB ). So I went to Newegg, where I buy most of my parts. Looks like most are in the $40-50 range. I don't know what specs to look for in a card - seems like the greatest variance is the speed class ratings - though with the small amount of use we will have, I don't know if that is important. What do you think........ just go with the cheapest???

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:10 PM

You'll want a faster card. If you get a SD card with a slow speed rating, you might not be able to record to long in a HD setting, as it will want to write data to the card faster than the card can accept it, which is just begging for problems.

I'd suggest going with a "class 10" speed rating. This will allow you to record in HD without worries. Class 10 is the fastest speed, allowing 10MB/s write speed, specially seeing how you can get the faster card for about the same price.

It's also a good idea to have at least 1 back up card (usually having 3 or 4 backups is helpful, too!).

Here's a list of the class and their write speed.....

Class 2 2MB/s
Class 4 4MB/s
Class 6 6MB/s
Class 8 8MB/s
Class 10 10MB/s
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:20 PM

Thank you very much for the quick response and information - that's exactly what I needed to know.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 07:37 AM

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