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Old Jul 14, 2004, 9:21 AM   #1
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Hey folks,

I know similar questions have been asked, but I'm new to the CompactFlash world, so I thought I'd ask for your expert advice.

I'm buying a Canon A80, which I understand doesn't utilize those superfast cards, and I'm not sure which to choose (found on NewEgg):

Kingston Elite Pro 512mb for $87 or Lexar 12x for $90.

...Or something else entirely.

Unless I got a major bargain, I don't want to go below 512mb.

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Old Jul 14, 2004, 11:56 AM   #2
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I know nothing about the company Kingston, so I can't say if they make good CF cards, not can I say if they have good support.

Both are true of Lexar.

Your A80 can probably take advantage of 12-18x speed CF cards or so. So the Lexar is on the edge of "faster will actually make a difference" speeds. But the reality is unless you buy the card and see that one is faster than the other, you can't tell just by looking at the speed rating on the CF card. This is because the speed and way the camera writes the data to the card matters as well, making every camera work better or worse with the same CF card. So you end up using the speed rating of the CF card more as a guideline (and since some companies don't put a speed number on their CF card, its even harder to compare them.)

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