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Old Jun 19, 2006, 12:07 AM   #1
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Hi, I hope this is the right spot to ask.

I just got a P850 (which i love) and wanted to buy a bigger SD card since my brother is getting married next month and my mother wants LOTS of pictures.

I was thinking about a 2GB since i've read somewhere that the p850 doesn't support 4GB.. But i was wondering what a good speed read/write would be?

I would like 150X but am not sure if the camera can handle that
right now i have 1GB and i'm not sure of the speed i think it's only 50x and it seems
a little slow compared to when i had it in my Z700.

and does brand matter much?

any help would be appereciated!




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Old Jun 19, 2006, 1:40 AM   #2
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Sorry that i can't answer your question because i'm new to the camera as well, but wouldn't you also need a second battery if your going to get a memory card as big as that ?
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Old Jun 19, 2006, 1:57 AM   #3
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Don't know. Do the bigger cards use up more battery life?

I have 3 batterys for it though.

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Old Jun 19, 2006, 9:38 AM   #4
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FastSD cards are not effective on the p850 because the system of the camera will not go fastenough forthe High speed SD card!!

They use the same battery life and with 3 batteries you can shoot more thant 900 pictures with the lcd screen!!

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Old Jun 19, 2006, 10:12 AM   #5
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A faster card wouldn't hurt, but I'm thinking about 60 times should be fast enough. And it really only matters for video. Right now I use a 10x card and it really isn't that bad for pictures. I shoot high quality jpegs by the way. So for general picture taking, it really isn't important. (Still, if you're in the market it would be smart to get at least 60x)
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Old Jun 19, 2006, 1:27 PM   #6
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Alright, Thanks!

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Fuhgetabout speed... Most important is get a "name brand" card. Hard to go wrong with SanDisk or Lexar.
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Old Jun 21, 2006, 8:28 PM   #8
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FaciaBrut, are you being serious there? Don't want to missguide this guy too much. While it is pretty important to have a name brand... (losing pictures really sucks, especially for something as dumb as a bad card) but speed is important to. For example, I can't use my P850's Video Mode, because I have a slow card.

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Old Jun 21, 2006, 9:06 PM   #9
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Well, I don't know if it's a good brand or not and I kept trying to find a Sandisk but wasn't able to find one that told you the speed of it so i bought one i found over at newegg.com it's the "kingmax 2GB"

anyone know if thats good one or not?


I had found a site that had some reviews on it and the only bad thing people kept saying was that it's alittle bit thiner then standard SD cards.




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I've never heard of kingmax... and how can an SD card be thinner... I thought it was an absolute standard size they were built in... that could lead you to trouble if it is... however most brands will do fine, just dont' store all your pictures on it (back up to a computer)
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