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Old Mar 31, 2005, 8:47 AM   #1
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I recently bought a Canon SD500 (still waiting to get it) and have been doing some research related to SD memory cards.

I want to know if the Ultra II from San Disk or the X from kingston will make a real difference when compared to the normal version of this same cards.

I also read that Lexar has a high speed SD card, but it's not supported by Canon.

I would like to know which SD card is the best for my SD500.


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Old Mar 31, 2005, 10:04 AM   #2
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I picked up a couple of 512MB Panasonic Pro High Speed which is 133x speed (20MB/s) whereas the Ultra II is only 10MB/s.

In the SD500 with the Panasonic Pro High Speed you can shoot at maximum quality and size settings continuously (about 2fps) and never fill the buffer. With a regular SD card the buffer seems to get filled after 3-6 shots. I haven't tried an Ultra II but it might be enough to shoot continously. Though the 20MB/s on the panasonics come in real handy when copying files to the Hard Drive. They are wicked fast. And pretty cheap too.
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Old Apr 12, 2005, 6:23 PM   #3
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Did you find these cards to work for you max?

i have been looking to replace my default card as well, but am considering buying multiple 256 sd cards rather than a 512 or 1gb. only reason is with my old camera i went for the 512 xd picture card (OLYMPUS) and it took forever to load up.

now that i have the sd500 it boots up and shoots really fast and i dont want to lose that.

anyway, did you find these panasonic cards to be about 95 dollars for the 512MB?


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