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Old Jan 10, 2004, 11:07 AM   #1
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What is the best memory type? Compact Flash type1, type 2, SD, XD?
In terms of write speed, read speed, capacity?
I know that Compact Flash is the current capacity king but do you need type 2 cards for that?

Sorry if this is a FAQ, if so just point me to the answer, thanks.
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Old Jan 10, 2004, 11:40 AM   #2
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http://www.steves-digicams.com/flash_memory.html
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Old Jan 10, 2004, 12:09 PM   #3
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Yes I read that but it didn't seem to list speeds or give any recommendations other than SmartMedia = dead.
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Old Jan 10, 2004, 6:26 PM   #4
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Default Mmmm...........

For me, the best is CF cards.....
I like the SanDisk Ultra II or Lexar Media 40X.................
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Old Jan 10, 2004, 9:45 PM   #5
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For me, the best is CF cards.....
I like the SanDisk Ultra II or Lexar Media 40X.................
May I ask why you recommend the San Ultra II and Lex 40x ?
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Yes I read that but it didn't seem to list speeds or give any recommendations other than SmartMedia = dead.
In the above Steve's link, there's a URL to a CF database for various speed: http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/mul...e.asp?cid=6007

Although sD has now surpassed CF in term of shipment due to other developments such as PDAs, MP3 players, etc, CF still remains the most popular option in digicam especially on dSLRs.

The CF format also has the fastest transfer since it's based on a hardisk interface with a built-in controller. It also provides the widest data path with its large connector pinout as compared to the other formats which are mostly serial... 8)

Furthermore with CF, one can get an adapter that will convert it for virtually all other formats, which is not true for the others... http://www.flashreaders.com/sd-cf-adapter.html
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Old Jan 11, 2004, 5:47 AM   #7
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Default Dear JAWZ.....

In my post I didn't say I recommend them.....
I just want to say I like the San Disk Ultra II and Lexar Media 40X.
I don't like to recommend anything in my posts because it has to be their desicion. If it's understand like I recommend I appologize to everyone. ops:

There is a lot of brands in the market and I think all they are good cards.

But, I think these are one of the fastes and the very known brands. :idea:

If you have a CP 4300 like me I don't think you can get the benefits of the speed of the cards. But if you want to switch to dSLR like me in near future I think it's better to buy the fastes now not to spend allmost the same money again.

May be the new cameras which are going to be anounced at PMA will use the benefits of these cards. :roll: (Nobody Knows?)
But I think, something is going to change........ 8)

If you have a low end or high end Camera you can't go wrong woth both of them.....

These are my ideas and I respect everyones ideas too......

Thanks for your reply Jawz.......
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Old Jan 12, 2004, 2:43 PM   #8
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I assume you're not basing your camera-purchasing decision on what type of media it uses...

Note that the camera's own, internal write speed is the dispositive number. E.g., buying a 40x CF would be a waste on many cameras that support CF, since their own internal write speeds are too low to take advantage of a 40x card.

Actually, xD cards also offer extremely fast write times (second only to microdrives according to one article I read) because they don't have a controller. xD is unlikely to enjoy the cross-device popularity of SD, but is likely here to stay re: digicams since Oly and Fuji - major players in the digicam market - are both supporting it.
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