DPInterface SanDisk Ultra II Compact Flash Review
The SanDisk Ultra II Compact Flash memory card is SanDisk second fastest Compact Flash card and one of the fastest in the world. This is not your average 12X card as it's capable of writing at 9 MB/s (60X) and reading at 10 MB/s (66X)! The SanDisk Ultra II Compact Flash card is also backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Let's see how this card fares in some very challenging continuous shooting tests! (Note that I'll be reviewing and testing the 512 MB SanDisk Ultra II Compact Flash card)
Settings used: Continuous shooting activated in Manual mode with all other settings unaltered. Lens at wide-angle. The Digital Rebel's shutter and aperture settings were set to match those of the S500's.
Test 1 *
Camera: Canon PowerShot S500 Digital ELPH (5 megapixels)
In this test, the SanDisk Ultra II CF card goes head to head against its "little brother", the non-speed rated SanDisk Compact Flash card. And here's the result: The Ultra II takes 15 photos at Large/Fine quality, that's about double of what the normal card can take. This card seems to benefit (Slightly) cameras which don't even take advantage of high-speed cards. I also noticed that the S500 scrolled through photos faster in playback using this card.
Test 2 *
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT AKA the 350D (8 megapixels)
Over here, the SanDisk Ultra II CF yet again goes head to head against non-speed rated SanDisk CF card. The Ultra II took 15 photos at Large/Fine quality, almost triple of the normal card! The SanDisk Ultra II CF card, paired up with Canon's newer and faster DIGIC II processor, is able to take more photos at higher resolutions.
* Results may differ according to shooting conditions, camera settings and amount of photos already taken.
The results are clear: The SanDisk Ultra II Compact Flash is one fast card. The SanDisk Ultra II Compact Flash card comes in capacities up to 8 GB.
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