Author Topic: Memory Card Compatibility with Canon 5D Mark III  (Read 1292 times)

PaulHarwood856

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Memory Card Compatibility with Canon 5D Mark III
« on: May 05, 2021, 03:21:09 AM »
     Hello ML Community,

     Does anyone know if the SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Card is compatible with the Canon 5D Mark III? Here is a link: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1499695-REG/sandisk_sdsdxxy_1t00_ancin_1tb_extreme_pro_uhs_i.html

     Is it worth purchasing the 170 mb/s or should I purchase the older 95 mb/s model? I'm considering SD card overclock but am also wondering if a faster card will playback H.264 proxies with sound.

    Any help on this would be great. Thanks.

- Paul

Walter Schulz

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Re: Memory Card Compatibility with Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 10:23:52 AM »
It's SDXC and therefore compatible.
But we don't have any data about card's overclocking ability and durabiltiy. Nobody knows anything about controller type. (If somebody knows: Please correct me).

BTW: Yes, $/GB is best (ATM) but do you really need > 4.5 hours footage stored on a single card?

[...] but am also wondering if a faster card will playback H.264 proxies with sound.

Come again? It sounds like "Will this fuel additive enhance my parallel parking skills?"

PaulHarwood856

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Re: Memory Card Compatibility with Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2021, 06:56:15 AM »
Hello Walter,

    Thanks for the quick response. Ok. I was hoping a faster SD card would playback sound with H.264 proxies. Are you saying a faster card will not make a difference since proxies are low quality and don't require fast cards?

- Paul