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emerson
12th November 2010, 09:30 AM
Hey guys i just bought (well ordered, i pick it up next week) a Sony Nex-5 for a bit of fun when i travel overseas in December.

Was after a bit of advice on SD cards, looking at 16GB or 32GB cards, as this camera does 1080 video i assume the transfer rate would be quite a big deal.
Do you guys think the Sandisk SD Ultra with 15mb transfer would be adequate or i would need to get the extreme version with 30mb transfer rate?

Also any suggestions of sites to get a good deal on legit SD cards?

Antares
12th November 2010, 09:56 AM
Well I'm not too sure about video, but all I know is that the write speeds will affect the buffer when you shoot in continuous mode.

I'm just guessing, but if you just want to record a couple minutes worth of clip you should be fine..

forno
12th November 2010, 12:52 PM
I am not a fan of large cards as a rule, I prefer not to have too many eggs in one basket

fother
12th November 2010, 12:57 PM
Don't get the ultra, get the extremes. The write speed does matter, and the Nex 5 can make good use of it. In fact I'd go the Extreme IV not the Extreme III :)

The high end Lexar cards are also good (though personally I use sandisk). And what forno said - a couple of smaller cards rather than one big one.

emerson
12th November 2010, 01:04 PM
ok cool, thanks guys.
so i might get 2 x 16GB or 3-4 x 8GB ones.

any suggestions on sites to buy from?

fother
12th November 2010, 01:12 PM
As a general rule, be careful on ebay - lots of fake sandisk cards.

These guys, on the other hand, are legit, and good at customer service: eBay Australia Shop - 1800Memory: Hard Disk Drive, Carry Case, Storage (http://stores.ebay.com.au/1800Memory?_rdc=1) (I have use them several times, but have no link to the company)

emerson
12th November 2010, 01:15 PM
As a general rule, be careful on ebay - lots of fake sandisk cards.

These guys, on the other hand, are legit, and good at customer service: eBay Australia Shop - 1800Memory: Hard Disk Drive, Carry Case, Storage (http://stores.ebay.com.au/1800Memory?_rdc=1) (I have use them several times, but have no link to the company)

cool, thanks mate

these are the sites ive been looking at atm

IT Device - Get It Online (http://www.itdevice.com.au/live/index.php?cPath=164_26&osCsid=ba22f6986e2011584df3a27a36827395)

SDHC, SDHC Cards, SDHC Memory Card, SDHC 16GB, SDHC 32GB - MyMemory (http://www.mymemory.co.uk/SDHC/)

SanDisk Secure Digital Card Extreme SDHC 16GB 30MB/S - Online Shopping @ Shopping Square.COM.AU Online Bargain & Discount Shopping Square (http://www.shoppingsquare.com.au/p_9694_SanDisk_Secure_Digital_Card_Extreme_SDHC_16 GB_30MBS)

thoughts?

fother
12th November 2010, 01:30 PM
I'd skip the UK one.

The first one is a listed Sandisk Austhorised reseller, which is good. Their price on the4 8GB Extremes is good (better than my link was) -- WAY cheaper 2 get 2 8GB rather than a 16GB...

IT Device - Get It Online (http://www.itdevice.com.au/live/product_info.php?cPath=164_403&products_id=1910&osCsid=ba22f6986e2011584df3a27a36827395)

emerson
12th November 2010, 03:23 PM
ok thanks again Fother

rpjallan
12th November 2010, 03:46 PM
If you are buying a Sandisk card you want the Class 10 30MB/s Extreme.

I have bought a couple of cards from these guys:

eBay Australia Shop - Shop-Xpress: Networking, HD Media Players, USB Flash Drives (http://stores.ebay.com.au/Shop-Xpress)

I think the 16GB cards are the best option...

melbmac
12th November 2010, 04:25 PM
I am not a fan of large cards as a rule, I prefer not to have too many eggs in one basket

This (above) is good advice.

Get extreme, not for the speed, I doubt you'd notice that, but for the fact that they (last time I purchased one) have a life time warranty and are water proof, god forbid a camera should drown, but in case if does, at least the pics survive.

Don't buy off ebay, too many bad knock offs about.

Ring local retailers and ask if they can help on price a little bit. I've had a lot of success with this, particularly on bigger, higher end cards.

emerson
19th November 2010, 03:16 PM
Thanks for all the help guys, ended up grabbing 2 x 16GB Sandisk extremes for $110 a piece at the same store i bought my Camera, thought it would be better that way in case i have warranty issues down the track