A388
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Canon T6i SD cards

Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:42 am

Hi,

I have a Canon T6i camera and noticed that my camera is really slow in processing the photos I take. I'm not sure if this has to do with the camera itself or the memory card that is too slow. I have a Lexar Platinum II 16 GB 300 x 45MB/s card, another similar card but 32 GB and I have a Sandisk Ultra 32 GB MicroSD HC 1 class 10 memory card.

When I take pictures the camera takes about 2 or 3 photos after each other but at the 3rd or 4th photo tbe camera is still processing the previously taken photos. The camera does this while I'm using the Sandisk card I just described. I also have image quality setting to high quality (pixel recorded 24M, possible shots 940-1810, maximum burst 180 (940)-1810 (1810)), continuous shooting setting.

Where does the problem, in the camera type (T6i) or the cards I use or both? Do I need a faster camera or faster memory cards? If so, which types?

What do you recommend me to do so I can make pictures continuously after each other?


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A388
 
JKPhotos
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Re: Canon T6i SD cards

Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:55 am

Hi,

it is typically the Memory Card. I've even had that some months back with a almost new 80MB/S Memory Card that was of course theoretically fast enough, but that apparently wasn't working well and needed to be formatted.
These days I am using a 32GB class 10 with 95 MB/S and would look out for one with at least 80 MB/S.

To me it looks like your shooting in JPEG (based on the number of shots possible) and for that your camera is certainly fast enough.

As for RAW I guess 5 shots in a row would be the limit, so for that you would need to upgrade the Body. I would recommend an 80D that would be sufficient for an upgrade.
But if you are mainly shoot in JPEG you shouldn't need an upgrade.

Julien
 
A388
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Re: Canon T6i SD cards

Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:09 am

Thanks Julien. I forgotcto mention that I shoot in RAW and JPEG. So apparently the camera body isn't fast enough.

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Re: Canon T6i SD cards

Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:35 am

Okay, yes then the body isn't fast enough. I am using a 700D (I think it is called T5i) as a second body these days and while it produces quality shots it cannot handle more than 4 RAW shots in a row. As the 750D (=T6I) is more or less similar (other than having a few more megapixels) it should be the same or perhaps 1-2 shots more but that's it.

With that you'd need an 80D/similar or anything higher of Course, as I said before. To give you an idea my 80D can handle 20 RAW shots in a row, which for me is more than enough.

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