What memory card to buy for HX5V It looks like I am going to decide on the HX5V. Does anyone have recommendations regarding memory card? I know there are different levels of cards and would like to get it right.
After owning this machine for about 3 months, I have my question answered. I have tried class 4, 6 and 10 SDHC cards, and they all perform nicely without any problem, all the video (1080i) playback were smooth no matter they were recorded by class 4, 6 or 10.
Also, still very happy about my purchase, just came back from a family vacation over the summer, and this one device does it all, my camcorder is now collecting dust.
You transfer images by removing memory card from your camera and inserting it into your computer's memory card reader. If your computer doesn't have one - you can buy a cheap USB memory card reader for a few $$$. Alternatively, if you have a WiFi network at home, you can buy one of the Eye-Fi memory cards (Amazon sells them too), then you can transfer images from camera to your computer wirelessly.
I use San Disk Class class (10) SDCH I 16gb to record and take pictures, works well, no rebuff while recording in MP4 fomat. I also use San Disk Class (4) 8 GB SDHC when the 16 GB one is filled. The class 4 works well also, but I only record in MP4, never tried AVCHD format. If you have any more quest plz ask.