Bengeo wrote:David Kilpatrick wrote:SanDisk trusted the Alpha 77 enough to use it at their big London event last week, because the Alpha 77 is the only camera made which can use their new ultra fast SDXC cards - clearing the buffer in 18 seconds after a 12fps RAW burst, instead of the 45 seconds reported for SDHC cards of the fastest current speed. I would hazard a guess that latest firmware versions were used.
David - are you sure about those timings?
I've got a Sandisk Extreme Pro 45MB/s card and my A77 (1.02) clears the buffer in about 15 seconds. I've got the Sandisk 90MB/s SDXC card on order and I would hope that will clear the buffer in under 10 seconds!
No, I am not sure, I did not attend the press event but Richard K did and these were the figures they quoted - maybe the comparison was with something less than an Extreme Pro, perhaps with the minimum spec advised by Sony. When we went to London A77 event, Sony gave us Class 4 SDHC 4GB cards...
But it seems the A77 is the first DSLR/SLT which can actually use SDXC. Given that Canon is an official partner/recommender of SanDisk, he was surprised to see the Alpha 77 featured by SanDisk. The compatibility must be the reason.