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Old Jul 8, 2004, 7:13 PM   #1
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I'm about to order my DSC-F828 and was wondering if the extra transfer rate on the memory stick pro is worth the extra cost. I can get the Transcend 512MB 45X from newegg for $87. A 512MB memory stick pro is about twice that.



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Old Jul 10, 2004, 5:10 PM   #2
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If you ask Sony I am sure they will tell you that the MS Pro is superior but then again, Sony sells MS sticks and not CF cards. Both are very good choices.
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Old Jul 10, 2004, 9:01 PM   #3
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Yeah, I ended up finding a pretty good deal on a 512MB ms so I decided just to go with that for the time being. BTW Steve, thanks so much for the most useful (IMHO) resource on the web.
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 3:37 PM   #4
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MSpro is good if you're staying with sony and then only the ones that support MS pro card. now if your future is looking towards a Dslr CF is the standard in all brands.2 models haveslots SD in addition to the CF one style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"
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Old Jul 27, 2004, 1:10 PM   #5
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I have the same question.

Sony MemoryStick PRO 512MB or MicroDrive 2.2GB CF-II.

The speed is the most important thing. And battery time.
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Old Oct 17, 2004, 10:57 AM   #6
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I believe there's a limit to the type of video you can record unless your recording on the MS Pro... If you use compact flash, the fine video mode may be unavailable.. (can someone confirm that its this way for all CF cards?)
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 2:34 PM   #7
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hmmmm,

cant really see how this has solved anything :roll:have just read this post hoping that it might answer my question, but am none the wiser.

my dad has just got a sonyF828 and am looking at getting some media. this camera will take 'microdrive' and 'memory stick pro'

obviously the microdrive is cheaper per meg, and it would appear it is as fast as the pro sticks. so what i am really asking is:

1. what is the difference between microdrive and CF ?
2. can a microdrive take high res movies?
3. is the an issue with microdrive life expectancy? (moving parts)

yeh yeh I know lots of questions and no doubt the answers are out there somewhere to be found, but seriously, have not got much time to spend on this.

If someone has the answers to some of these please can you help me out here.

come on steve i know you must know :-)

thank guys,

Chris
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 4:05 PM   #8
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Sandisk Ultra II Compact Flash...in a heartbeat.

Should you ever upgrade to DSLR...you are good to go for memory cards.

Not even a close call!
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 4:23 PM   #9
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hey mr digicamfan from over the pond

thank you for your speedy reply, and i would not question your judgement (1962 posts! oooooo! ), however can you tel me what is so rocking about the "Sandisk Ultra II Compact Flash" i really dont know about this stuff . in heartbeat if possible

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Old Oct 18, 2004, 11:22 PM   #10
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REALLY CAN'T READ THAT AQUA BLUE COLOR ON THAT POST.

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