@aslightdelay - I think the main bottleneck lies in recording both formats. There would probably be a slight speed difference but probably not enough to notice as long they are both class 6 or above.
I have seen a large bump going from class 4 to class 6. I gave all my class 4s away and upgraded. Rule of thumb I use is to take the "Data transfer rate" cut in half and that is the actual usable MB speed. Write speeds are usually 1/2 of read speeds. Some companies post read transfer rate instead the write speed.
@heartyfisher - I have read and experienced this with brands OTHER than Sandisk and Lexar pro series. For the majority of users, they will not see much of a difference. I did have a boss buy a bunch of crap party SD class 10 card to save $400 for mobile computer technology and the difference was enormous at that high level of data transfer rates! We swapped them out. I took them for my G11, and I could not tell a single difference until I was using a card reader to download them to my computer - then it showed how crappy they were.