Planet 7D

A hangout for Canon EOS 7D photographers and videoshooters

Choosing the best memorycard for your 7D Mark II

No memory card is fast enough to keep the 7DII's 10 fps rate constant when shooting in full resolution RAW format. The camera has a buffer ensuring that the maximum framerate can be held for some (short) time, no matter how fast a memory card is used, but how long the framerate can be held and how low the framerate goes when buffer is full, greatly depends on how fast the camera can write the buffercontent to the used memorycard.

The top-5 fastest cards in Camera Memory Speed's test with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

At cameramemoryspeed.com they have benchmarked a number of CompactFlash and SD-cards with the 7DII. Do you want the fastest possible card, or are you looking for a "best-value" choice? Take a look at Camera Memory Speed's measurements of flashcards with 7DII.

At Camera Memory Speed they have used a 30 MB big RAW file for their testing. Canon's RAW files vary in size (using lossless compression), and most 7DII RAW files are probably a bit smaller than the one used for this testing. So your practical output might be a bit better than these results, however no doubt that the chosen memory card is very important for the practical framerate you can get.

DPReview's final review of 7D Mark II is out (and other reviews)

DPReview released their final full review of Canon EOS 7D Mark II yesterday. Maybe the most anticipated review by people still not decided if 7DII is the way they want to go. And while I still only has read the conclusion myself, it sounds very favorable for the camera:

What Canon has essentially done is cram as much of a 1D X into an $1,800 compact body as humanly possible, and they appear to have been quite successful in the process. Make no mistake - this is a pro-level camera with pro-level features, and it performs accordingly.

A lot of other sites has released reviews of the camera in the last weeks, and I haven't been good updating this site. I never got the first 7D for various reasons, but I got Mark II and are very exited about the camera. It has however not - as I had expected - inspired me to put more time into updating this site. So I'm open for suggestions and offers! :-) ...

Meanwhile, here's a short list of some of the reviews I have "forgotten" to post in the latest weeks: