For Stills and for Video
Apacer’s Class 6 memory card is a good option for DSLRs that record HD videos.
The number of choices in flash memory storage devices for digital cameras and other devices today is astonishing. It is no wonder that the consumer is spoilt for choice. However, in such a situation, it can get confusing as to what kind of a memory card one should buy for different kinds of shooting. Apacer has introduced a new SDHC card, particularly for those who like to shoot both stills and HD video on DSLR cameras. The Apacer SDHC class 6 card is available in capacities of 4GB and 8GB. The read-write speed of the card is perfectly adequate for HD video recording. It is ideal for cameras like the Nikon D90 or Canon EOS 550D, but may not be best suited for faster high-end cameras as the read-write speeds are not fast enough for high-speed shooting bursts in cameras like the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV. We tested the 4GB version on a Nikon D90. The card performed extremely well on field, allowing us to shoot 12 frames continuously at a rate of 4.5fps (which is the optimal speed of the camera). After this, the buffer memory of the D90 paused for a while to write the data onto the card. This was done by the Apacer card almost immediately and we could resume shooting. Data transfer was adequately fast too. Our lab tests showed that the Sequential Read speed of the card while connected to the computer is 17.80MB/s. On the other hand, the Sequential Write speed is 6.09MB/s. The Apacer 4GB SDHC Class 6 is aggressively priced at Rs.650, which is a lot lower than its competitors. At this price, it gives great value for money and the performance-value ratio is well balanced.
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Product source: Apacer Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru+91 80 4152 9061/62/63
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