>from what i'm seeing across the web, though, it's not the >card as much as the camera. I've seen a few references to the >max write for the camera @ 55mbps
Thanks Mark - yes that was the info I was originally seeking with this thread, what the max speed possible out of the camera is, and then which cards have write speeds that match or exceed it - but it seems there's no true consensus on this or definite specification from Nikon. I think the reality is the card I have purchased will be needed regardless for anything around that speed anyway, as the next lower cards (with 60MB/s & 45MB/s read speeds) will have write speeds below 55MB/s (i.e. the 400x and some 600x cards).