No, I’m not going to do some sort of major comparison between cards and timing of shot to shot times, I did a minor version of the in review part 19.
Instead, I am just going to compare the fastest card from that test (my A-Data Class 10) to my new super fast SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-1?
The A-Data is an 8GB card and was able to go shot to shot in RAW+JPEG in 6 seconds last time, as opposed to 7 seconds for the Lexar Platinum, a card that barely meets its Class 6 speed designation according to tests I have read online.
Today, I was consistently getting 5 second shot to shot times for R+J and I suspect that my settings today are generating smaller files, or the card has been better formatted since the original test. At any rate, today the time to beat is 5 seconds.
And how did the SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-1 (a new speed class for ultra fast cards) fare? It kicked the snot out of the A-Data … 3 seconds consistently. That’s a very fast shot to shot time and brings RAW shooting into the realm of the convenient for Fuji. I suspect that HS20 owners should be experimenting with these cards as well. Wow!