That is good news...I am guessing that because it's the halfway point, it is probably the OS trying to come to grips with the extra capacity.
That gives me a lot more confidence in going for a 1 GB. The general consensus is that the Panasonic 1 GB SD card is the fastest. But I have not had any luck finding it for anything near the prices companies like Lexar are charging (~$80 range vs. $180 range for Panasonic)
I am guessing that the cameras are using the same OS. Thanks a million for the info. btw.. how do the movies come out?