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Old Sep 5, 2006, 9:51 AM   #1
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I need a high speed SD card for a Canon s3 IS so as to cope with recording 640x480 movies. When I read in reviews that a high speed SD card is required what does that mean? what are the actual SD card specs required?

SD is pretty cheap but I don;t want to buy something thats too slow, was looking at a 2GB card.

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Old Sep 5, 2006, 11:04 AM   #2
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I have a non High speed regular SD card and it shoots in 640x480 30FPS no problem at at


I think we only need a HIGH SPEED SD card in or to do High Speed Continuos shooting


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I think a 50 - 60 x card will handle anything your S3 throws at it (movies, continuous shooting, anything higher will just speed up the card to PC transfer speed
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Old Sep 6, 2006, 6:21 AM   #4
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thanks - as I said SD is quite cheap

here in the uk I can get 2Gb for less than 20 GBP

so I suppose if I do have a problem with the high speed continuous shooting I can get a faster card, but just wnated to avoid the hassle



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Old Sep 6, 2006, 6:59 AM   #5
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Where exactly can you buy 2GB card in UK?

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Old Sep 6, 2006, 9:30 AM   #6
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2gb SD, £17.25

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/prod...ucts_id=100916


They alsohave a mini 2gb Sd withfull size adapter, for £17.99




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Old Sep 6, 2006, 5:36 PM   #7
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meeky got it in one! I use 7dayshop.com for pretty much all my consumables

printer ink, batteries, memory...I would recommend them, although some things are so cheap you need to buy a bunch of stuff to make the minimum £3.95 postage worthwhile!...they do have offers on deliverycosts from time to time though


they have a mini bendy leg tripod in at the mo at a snip of 99p....so if you're ordering something else its worth getting one I think!

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The only word of caution I might have is reliability, I haven't seen many cards failing but you would think there would be more chance with a generic noname brand. That said some of the brand names are no doubt just generics with a sticker on and twice the price. Also you could buy 2 at that price and keep one as a backup!

That card doesn't look like its high speed though so you might find it a bit sluggish in camera and in pc, myabe worth spending an extra few bob and getting a high speed one.
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I haven't seen many cards failing but you would think there would be more chance with a generic noname brand
Last time I bothered to take the sticker off a cheap noname brand the card was engraved as a Toshiba..
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