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Old Sep 16, 2003, 1:44 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I would like to ask if a high speed CF card will make much of a difference with the A70, or if it is a waste of money? I have read some of the performance comparison figures for different cards, although I would like to hear from users what their thoughts are on this.

Is an "Ultra" or "30x" card going to give me any speed improvements over a basic one?

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Old Sep 16, 2003, 3:57 AM   #2
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there's has been a thread about this somewhere.....
with the size pictures the A70 take you probably will not notice a difference, its only when you get BIG (tiff, 6+MP) files that you will notice an improvement.
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Old Sep 16, 2003, 8:02 AM   #3
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I second what Jayson said, I'd go with the normal speed card. You won't notice a distinguishable difference with a faster card in the A70.

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Old Sep 16, 2003, 12:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info guys, as I can get a CF card cheaper in town where I live than having to pay for shipping on a high speed CF card.
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Old Sep 16, 2003, 8:33 PM   #5
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Stay away from the Scan Disk normal. Ive heard alot of bads things about them. And the read n write speed is slower than the camera's internal speed (i think).

Check out the dig film review on this www.dpreview.com Ive read somewhere that the camera write speed is 8x. Dont quote me on it.

Other than that i see no problem.

What about card reader/writers? Will u notice the difference there?
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Old Sep 17, 2003, 6:59 AM   #6
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Sandisk 256mb CF is only 6X speed. Here's are some hint to get a Cf card for digital camera I got from other post in this forum:
It must be remebered that the WRITE speed of the CF card must be faster than WRITE speed of the CAMERA! Eg. let say a CF card has a write speed of 2mb/s is definately enough for Canon Powershot A70 cos the write speed of the A70 is less than that (if not mistaken, the Camera Write Speed can found in User Manual! Check it out) and the image of a full 3mega pix taken by A70 is only 1.7mb or less. But if we use the same 2mb/s CF card in a gihh speed Digital SLR eg Canon 10D, it will definately slower coz the image size of a 6Mpixel at least 3mb or more depends on the compression and format used. RAW format will be more slower coz a RAW image is uncompressed and the file size can reach 25mb per image taken!!

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Old Sep 17, 2003, 9:43 AM   #7
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Does anyone know the actualy write speed of the camera?

Mabey the read speed was 8x, i swear ive seen 8 somewhere, and i'm only half way though the manual, gave up ages ago.
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yeah id like to know the write speed of the A70 also
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i checked the A70 downloads speed from the imaging resource site.
is aroung 600Kb/s.
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