Itâ€™s not the write speed that you have to be concerned about, says Ron Risman of CameraTown.com; the camera takes care of that. What you have to look at is its read speed as it determines how fast you can upload your images to your computer.
Therefore a fast memory card should be matched by a fast card reader. Risman reviewed some popular brands like those from Lexar, SanDisk and Kingston and posted his findings.
He writes, â€œThe speed of the memory card itself seems less important in the camera unless youâ€™re a professional sports photographer or working to be one. The internal buffer on most DSLRs really minimize the benefit of using a faster card and most, if not all, point & shoot models, do not offer internal support for faster write times. However, as mentioned in this review, a faster memory card does translate into faster upload times.â€