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Old Nov 21, 2005, 11:28 PM   #1
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I've got a A620 being shipped to me. This is basically my first decent digital camera, so I was looking for opinions on how fast an SD card I need, or should get, for this camera. I've previously heard that it really needs a fast card to keep up with things. I appreciate any help.
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Old Nov 22, 2005, 12:09 AM   #2
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I generally buy the cheapest card I can find.

I got a 2 gigabyte Kingston Pro for $103 at newegg.com.

Works like a charm, 42x speed.

You could probably get by with a 512mb or 1 gig card with that camera.

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I generally buy the cheapest card I can find.

I got a 2 gigabyte Kingston Pro for $103 at newegg.com.

Works like a charm, 42x speed.

You could probably get by with a 512mb or 1 gig card with that camera.

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Old Nov 22, 2005, 1:19 AM   #4
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I was planning on getting a 1GB card. 2GB cards are still too expensive for my taste. If I need more storage (and I doubt I will), I probably just buy another 1GB card.

So, I shouldn't be concerned about card speed?
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Old Nov 22, 2005, 8:01 AM   #5
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Depends.

If you're camera is buffering well, then the write speed to the card won't be as muchof an issue.

The only time you might notice the card is if your using the continuous shooting mode, which is under 2 frames per second for your cam, so you might find a slight difference in time it takes to write the tothe card after shooting a couple of images in a row.

To keep that in perspective, when I shoot 5 frames per second using my Canon 20D (sports photography), I shoot very large RAW files (8mb files) and it takes 2-3 seconds to write the images. I have only ever noticed the delay, in terms of shooting again, once in the last year.

I use a 50x Kingston card which happened to be the cheapest out there for a 2gb card ($103 including shipping from Newegg.com on sale).

Newegg.com has a 1gb SD memory card for $49 (after rebates) plus $4 for shipping, it's a 50x card. This is going to be MORE than enough for your cam:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820160035

Where you will notice "time" is when you upload your images to the computer. A slighly faster card unloads the photos faster.

Make sure your computer has USB 2.0 ports, as USB 1.1 ports are about 10 times slower.

Here's a cheap card at NEWEGG.com that will give you extra USB 2.0 ports if you don't have them, it costs under $6:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815124007

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PS: I think your going to like your cam, you made an excellent choice.

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