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Old Jan 17, 2013, 8:23 AM   #1
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are they all the same size?

Just confusing me because someone selling them on ebay has got an 8gb x133 for 20, or a 16gb x266 for 18, same seller.

The one that is considerably better is cheaper, the only difference is the title states the lesser performance one is for Olympus and the better is for Canon, yet wouldn't they both fit both cams anyway???
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 8:38 AM   #2
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All Compact Flash Cards are the same size.

Not all Compact Flash Cards are the same speed.

Not all Compact Flash Cards are the same quality.

I'm certain that there's more that distinguishes the two cards you mentioned than size, speed and price, and it may not be apparent even from the eBay descriptions. They are trying to sell to people whose only criterion is price.
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Thank you, they were different makes, maybe that was it.

I've had a read through some other threads here though and settled on a Sandisk 8gb 400x UDMA 60mb/s, anything is better than my current 4gb 40x old thing!

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All compact flash card have the same physical size, but not the same storage size.
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There are type I and type II cards, which are different in thickness. Don't see many type II cards around,though.

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There are type I and type II cards, which are different in thickness. Don't see many type II cards around,though.
No. The Type II spec for CF cards was developed solely for the IBM (then Hitachi) Microdrive.
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