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Old Sep 20, 2006, 11:16 AM   #1
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please can anyone advisewhich card to get.ive just bought a fuji s5600,and very happy with it too.but it only came with a 16 card,i want to buy a 1gb card which type h or type m.thanks for all anticipated advive,regards les,also wheres the best place to buy.does this forum sell them as will buty from here.
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Old Sep 20, 2006, 1:17 PM   #2
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Well H is high speed (or at least what counts for high speed in xD cards)

M is normal speed.

I imaging M cards would be fine for your camera in general use , though if it has a fast burst mode and you plan to take 40 or 50 shots in a burst then perhaps the H would help, but really you would probably be fine with the slower card.


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Old Sep 20, 2006, 2:13 PM   #3
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Old Oct 4, 2006, 2:38 PM   #4
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If you're going to buy a 1 Mb Xd card...you might consider buying an H type card. I presently use a M type Xd card from PNY with an Olympus designation, and I find when I use that card, it takes anywhere from 1.5-3 seconds for the picture to write when I'm using uncompressed JPEG (SHQ) mode. It also takes a little longer for the camera to power up with the card, in comparison to a 256 Mb card or a 128 Mb card. I also find I have to be a little bit careful on shutting off the camera and when I do that...because you can trash a card by shuting off the camera before the picture is written to the card (you can tell when it's done, by watching the write light on your camera...). I've had a close call by shutting off my camera before the write light stopped blinking; somehow, I didn't lose the card, or its contents. If you are patient to wait, you can find the cards on sale; I recently got my 1 Mb card for $47.00 USD after tax, with a $10.00 rebate (which I have to wait for). I've also seen H cards (1 Mb) on sale for less than the comparable M-type card. It's a matter of timing and patience.

Since I have no experience with using an H-type card...I can't tell you personally if the improvement in speed is worth the extra cost.

I find that a 1 Gb card is the best thing I've invested in for my digital camera (an Olympus D-435) to this point, not only because it'll hold so many pictures, but because it cheaper per meg then smaller cards. It should yield close to 400 pictures on average, and I say on average, because the size of the photos varies, and I have yet to see a clear pattern as to why this is the case.

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Old Oct 26, 2006, 1:38 PM   #5
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Stay away from any card branded Olympus. I've had a Fuji 1gig type M card for 14 months and it's run with no hiccoughs. I've burned through two Olympus 1 gig type H cards. They go bad and Olympus leaves you in the lurch. They told me the problem was with the card reader on my HP and that "HP is aware of this problem and can supply you with a fix." HP Support essentially replied that Olympus is not being truthful. I've been the happy owner of Olympus cameras since 1977 -- I go back to the OM-2 -- and I presently have a C5500Z which is wonderful when I'm using the Fuji card, but I will never again buy ANY Olympus product. In my opinion they are bad guys. Buy Fuji and the Type M will be fine.
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