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Old Feb 8, 2005, 8:00 AM   #1
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I just bought a Coolpix 5200 and now am going to order a 256mb secure digital card. Now I have found a Kingston 256 for $30 with a $15 MIR. If the Ultra cards make a huge difference in write speeds I would rather spend the extra money and get that as it would be best in the long run.

What is your opinion on the Utlra cards?


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Old Feb 8, 2005, 11:31 PM   #2
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it partly depends on the camera's write speed - how fast the image data is transferred from the camera's processor to the memory card. most digicams don't write much above 2MB/sec, so a 'standard' SD card should be okay. but "ultra" or high speed cards are useful if your camera has a fast 'burst mode' option, or can shoot continuously. you can get a Kingmax Platinum hi-speed card (66x)from Newegg forjust $24 (no rebate required), or you can double the memory capacity andget a hi-speed 512MB for just under $40. at those prices, there's no reason not to get the faster card, andthe bigger one will store twice as many images which could be handy.
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Old Feb 10, 2005, 12:48 PM   #3
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I have the 512 kingmax hi speed card squirl033 talked about, and it is nice. You can get it cheap and quickly from newegg.com Be advised, you can not write-protect the Kingmax SD cards, if that is important to you.
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 1:39 AM   #4
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The ultra 2 are no faster then the Kingmax Platinums so why throw away money?

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