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Old Oct 15, 2007, 11:21 PM   #1
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Some digicams have internal memory to which the camera first writes photos before writing to a memory card. I had a Kodak Z612 that had this so the speed of the SD card was not a factor. Even on burst shots, the camera would first write to the internal memory up to a certain number of photos before filling up.

Would anyone know if the Canon S5IS has something similar?

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Old Nov 11, 2007, 6:29 PM   #2
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No... they only supply a 32mb sd card with the camera.
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Old Nov 18, 2007, 11:16 AM   #3
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I cannot prove it, but I have been told my S3 has one gig of internal memory.

This is the reason movies cannot be over a gig in size (time to reach one gig varies with resolution and fps). There is some kind of problem with writing to SD "as I go", so the whole movie goes into the camera memory before it is transferred to SD.

Although grabbing a hi-speed SD (and setting the camera correctly) does help in burst shooting situations, it won't remove the movie limitation (the S5 might not have the limitation. It might not have the same amount of, or even any, onboard memory).

Hope this helps.
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Old Dec 5, 2007, 8:36 AM   #4
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The S5 does have a small buffer but not 1 gig it is just used as a transfer. other wise you would not need the SD Card
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