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Old Mar 25, 2004, 3:38 PM   #1
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please could you confirm that the max size of card for this camera
is 256mb.

anyone tried a 512?

(just that my fuji manual said 64mb was the max, but it accepts
128mb)

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Old Mar 25, 2004, 4:59 PM   #2
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I just put a SanDisk 512MB SD card in the X20 and it worked fine.

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Old Mar 26, 2004, 5:50 AM   #3
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please could you confirm that the max size of card for this camera
is 256mb.

anyone tried a 512?

(just that my fuji manual said 64mb was the max, but it accepts
128mb)

cheers.
Fuji??? This is a (Konica)Minolta camera!
In my user guide there's no SD/MMC size limit written...
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Old Apr 2, 2004, 1:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for that,
Please could you tell me what brands of sd card will work with the
movie mode of this camera. The instructions says a movie uses 350Kb
a second, and some cards may not be able to keep up.

I think 256mb should allow about 10 mins if my math is right?
It would be great to record speeches with no 'memory flushing'
interuptions .

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Old Apr 3, 2004, 8:49 PM   #5
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No sound interruption, as I posted before, I have a 128 MMC that is sure slow (MMC=old technology, SD=new tech.) with this card I can record 5'56" of full video (320x240) with full audio... more or less I think that a 256MB SD/MMC can store 11'50" circa...

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Old Apr 4, 2004, 10:56 AM   #6
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Cheers lambonet,
Could you tell me if the x20 will work faster (picture mode) if I go for one of the high speed type sd cards, or is the x20 processor the limiting factor here?

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Old Apr 13, 2004, 11:18 AM   #7
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Hi Jenk,
sorry for replaying just now, I was offline... I have tried my X20 with a 512Mb SD Sandisk, not the "ULTRA" but the "normal" one with a transfer rate of 2Mb/sec that is sure faster than my 128Mb MMC but I didn't notice any considerable faster speed for the first 5 shots as usual took in less than 4sec ("continuous drive mode", 1600 res., standard quality, good light exp.) ... but after these, I have noticed it's slightly faster than my MMC during writing process...nothing else.
If you keep on pressing the button, after the first 5 shots every shot is every 1- 1.5 seconds as with the MMC card.
In conclusion, if you take 5 shots and then wait till all of them are written on the card (circa 3sec on MMC) then you can take again 5 shots very fast, this waiting (writting) time is a bit faster with this 512Mb SD than my 128Mb MMC.
Sorry I don't have any Sandisk ULTRA/ULTRA II SD (it has a transfer rate of 9-10Mb/sec, so 5 times faster than this 512 SD "normal" I have tried) to try... but I think it could be a bit more...
For my need, anyway, I find the X20 fast enough, consider also that if you reduce the quality from "standard" to "economy" but always same res. (1600x1200) you can take 9 shots in 6 seconds and if you reduce the size it 's faster and faster (e.g. 1280, standard 9shots/6sec or ...

I hope to have helped you...

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Old Apr 13, 2004, 2:23 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info!

I'm torn between the 256mb ultra II, or a 'regular' jessops branded
512mb card.

I know I will be using the movie mode, so a large card is nessesary.
The 512mb ultra II is to expensive at the moment (more than I
paid for my x20!), but thinking ahead, if I where to get another
sd video cam, I may have wished that I'd invested in the 'faster' sd
card.

Anyway I'm sure I'll come to a decision soon, the 8mb card just aint
enough...

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Old Apr 16, 2004, 7:59 PM   #9
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Good... but don't think to much about the "future"... take what you need! The cost of such things is always falling... so just buy what you REALLY need at the MOMENT and as cheap as possible! The future is always changing, maybe in 1-2 years you'll buy your "new dream digital baby monster super camera" but this new special model will using another better cheaper media storage standard... so your effort is nearly useless!

In any case the more you can wait the better you will get with the same price!

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