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Old 05-27-2005, 08:05 PM   #1
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Digital camera flash memory card question

I have a Canon Power Shot A75 digital camera and currently have the flash card that was sent with the camera. The flash card holds a very small amount of pictures and I want to buy a new flash memory card that will take more than 30 pictures. However I am not sure what brand to use and how many Mb I need.


Will any of you please share a tip or two about what to buy and look for in a flash memory card?

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Old 05-27-2005, 08:09 PM   #2
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The A75 is a 3.2 megapixel so don't worry about the speed of the CF card. If you had like a 6 megapixel camera, you'd want a high speed card, but with the A75, speed is not really an issue. I buy my CF cards on newegg.com b/c they're cheaper and you can see the users' ratings. My Canon also came with the 32MB CF starter card and since then I've bought a 512MB, 1 Gig, and got a 256MB as my Christmas present from my parents. Unless you're planning on needing a single card for a LOT of pics (like my Africa trip where I had no way of transfering pics for over a month) or are into using the camera to shoot vids, I'd say you won't need anything above 256. The reason is, if you pay a lot more for a 512 or 1GB and it's your only card, you're totally screwed if you lose it or it gets ruined. I'd buy like one or two 128MB cards or maybe a 256. I will bust out my camera and let you know how many pics will fit on these cards....
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OK, just to give you some ideas...

Our Canons have 4 options for picture resolution.

At the highest res, a 1GB card holds 612 images. At the lowest res, a 1GB card holds 3677 images.

At the highest res, a 256MB card holds 154 images. At the lowest res, a 256MB card holds 960 images.

The 128MB card will be half that.

I'd also recommend getting a CF card case. I got one for $10 that hold 4 CF cards. It's made so that you can stomp on it and the cards inside are fine. It's about the size of an Altoids case. I got it at Ritz Camera, but I'm sure they have them at any electronics store.

As for brands, I've never really paid attention to them. I basically find a compromise between the price and the users' ratings, or try to find a reasonably priced card from a brand I recognize. I would just check newegg.com before you go to a place like Best Buy, unless they have a sweet deal.
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A few of these would be perfect...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820160008
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I knew you would come through with some good information. Thank you.
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LLBM rocks!, great info....
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Thanks guys! Can I just say I LOVE newegg.com? Great prices, lots o' choices....I'm NEVER going to Best Buy or CompUSA again!
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Damn right! BB& CC suck--no service, bad attitudes.
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I will never go back to BestBuy b/c the last few times I was there just browsing computers, at least 5 different (male) employees came up and asked me if I needed help. I finally had to explain to them one by one that I work in computers and I KNOW what RAM is and bla bla bla. The next day at work, my co-worker, who is male, was complaining that he can never get anyone to help him at BestBuy. God, it's SO annoying! I won't even go in the store unless I have a guy with me so that these salespeople leave me the fuck alone!

Anyway, CF cards....
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my problem with those stores is they ignore me because they assume that I'm one of those stupid girls who's gonna ask stupid questions, like "where's the bathroom" or something. I apparently give off a "no commission here" vibe.

As for brand of card, it doesn't matter, the major brands (Kodak, San Disk, and "store brands") are all made by the same manufacturer.
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I will never go back to BestBuy b/c the last few times I was there just browsing computers, at least 5 different (male) employees came up and asked me if I needed help. I finally had to explain to them one by one that I work in computers and I KNOW what RAM is and bla bla bla. The next day at work, my co-worker, who is male, was complaining that he can never get anyone to help him at BestBuy. God, it's SO annoying! I won't even go in the store unless I have a guy with me so that these salespeople leave me the fuck alone!

Anyway, CF cards....
I think they just want to hit on you...
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