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Old Mar 3, 2008, 8:37 PM   #1
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Hello,

Tomorrow I am going to purchase the Sony A200, and I was wondering what size of card I should get at first. I was thinking 2 GB, as that is the one I got the store to hold for me. If I shoot in JPEG fine, then how many photographs would I get with 10.2 megapizels? Basically, how many pictures can you store at 10.2 megapixels on a 2 GB Compact Flash card.

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Old Mar 3, 2008, 9:32 PM   #2
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9 mega-pixel fine on my Fuji S-9100 with a 2GB card will get me 446.9 mega=pixel normal gives me 846. You will get slightly less than that because of the additional mega-pixel. 5MP normal gives me 1600.
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Old Mar 3, 2008, 10:12 PM   #3
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Should I simply buy a 4 GB card? Would that be a better choice?

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For my 9 mega-pixel camera I have several 1GB xD cards from a pervious camerabut I mainly use a 4GB PQI 100x speed CF card, I also have a 2GB sandisc ultra IIand 16GB 133x transcendCF cards. It really depends on how many pictures you plan to take and how often you can unload the card to your computer or another download/storage device.If you plan to travel with the camera than a 4GB or an 8GB card would be my choice unless you want to lug the laptop with you. Transcend makes some really good cards and newegg.com has soem really good prices on them.

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Old Mar 4, 2008, 8:19 AM   #5
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Actually, Steve just posed a First Look review of the Sony A200. It contains exactly the information you're looking for.



See Sony DSLR-A200 for the full story.
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These Transcend 133x Cards have great "bang for the buck" and have a lifetime warranty:

Transcend 133x 4GB CompactFlash card for $24.99

Transcend 133x 8GB CompactFlash card for $36.99

Transcend 133x 16GB CompactFlash card for $73.99

Or, if you want really big:

Transcend 133x 32GB CompactFlash card for $149.99

I've been using the Transcend 133x 16GB Card since October, and it works just fine in my Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D and Sony DSLR-A700 (testing at roughly the same speed as a Sandisk Extreme III tests in these cameras).

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