Just a quick table of shot to shot times … and a correction of my initial brain fart on timings for RAW versus RAW+jpeg … no idea how I got a lower number for the latter back then.
The startup for the F550EXR is about 3 seconds, which is 1 second longer than the F80 and about 3/4 seconds longer than the F300. I suppose as feature sets grow, initialization time does too …
|Card||Lexar Platinum SDHC Class 6 SDHC||A-Data Class 10 SDHC|
Times are approximate, but I did it several times each and came up with consistent numbers.
Class 10 cards are about a second faster for everything. This is well worth a few bucks extra. It didn’t bother me that much (as I had mentioned when I borrowed the HS10 last winter, it just changes you shooting style a bit) but a second is about 30% faster in jpeg and that is nothing to sneeze at.