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Old Jan 15, 2005, 7:08 PM   #1
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I'd appreciate very much if I got some goodadvices regardingwhich type of CF memory card should I use for my Canon S1 IS.

Please note that I'll be using movie mode often !

I've seen on www.bhphotovideo.com 3 kinds of SandDisk :

Sandisk 512MB CompactFlash Card Price: $ 44.95
Sandisk 512MB Extreme CompactFlash Card Price : $ 59.95
Sandisk 512MB Ultra II CompactFlash Card Price : $ 57.95

Unfortunately I can't tell the difference in quality. I mean which one should fit me best ?
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Old Jan 15, 2005, 7:41 PM   #2
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Go with the Ultra II.

Itwill be faster.

The Extreme has been replaced by Extreme III.
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Old Apr 1, 2005, 3:23 AM   #3
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I use an ATP high speed 1GB card.
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Old Jun 9, 2005, 9:37 AM   #4
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I bought a Lexar 1GB card which was rated at 4X. On the back of the package it said 1X = 150 kilobytes per second, 4x = 600 kilobytes per second.

I was able to run the video at 640 fine 30fps to fill the card. A little over 9 minutes. It never showed the red !. I was surprised because, from my calculations, that's around 1,850 kilobytes per second.

I guess the rating must be a minimum, and this card was a lot faster.


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Old Jun 10, 2005, 5:12 AM   #5
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Regarding a memory card for your S1, you can use any card rated above 1.8MB per second. As 640X480 @ 30fps is recorded at 1.8MB/second. i.e. you can use any card rated above 15X. The more speed you have for the card doesn't do any good for using it in your S1. As your S1 is not capable of high speed.

The low rated card, i.e. less than 15X, you'll see frame drops, though you record at 30fps. In this case your S1 is faster than your memory card speed.

The only advantage you gain with high speed cards is when you use it in a card reader. In this case the high speed cards
fly. You can do a quick copy.
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Old Jul 8, 2005, 9:51 AM   #6
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"The more speed you have for the card doesn't do any good for using it in your S1. As your S1 is not capable of high speed. "



I just purchased an S2 IS and was wondering if the same applies?

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