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Old Apr 27, 2005, 8:28 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm new to this board but I use the site really often.

I recently aquired a Canon Powershot A510 after I read the review on this site. It's my first digital cam and I'm not nor intend to be a pro.

Anyway, it comes with a 16MB... I can shoot only 7 pics... and I want to upgrade it to a 512MB. 1GB doesn't fit my budget.

I'm searching for it but I don't know which brand to buy. I'm afraid to get a bad one... Could you help me out?

I see Kingston, SanDisk, Lexar and Dane-Elec. Which one is the best? I need something reliable with a good cost benefit. I was thinking of spending around 50 dollars.

Also, on my case, does it make much of a difference to get the SanDisk Ultra II instead of the ordinary one?

Thank you in advance for your input.

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Old Apr 27, 2005, 12:14 PM   #2
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Any of the brands you mentioned would be fine. It is very rare for a CF card to malfuntion as it's solid state. If it's a bad copy you will know it right away. You say your budget is $50.....for $70 or so you can get a 1gig card. Just watch the adds at www.newegg.com for an example.

I don't know at what resolution your digicam shoots, whether or not it has RAW capability etc. I have a Canon dSLR and I shoot RAW plus large JPEG and I can get about 75 images per gig. I normally carry two 2gig cards and two 1gig cards but that's just me.

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Old Apr 27, 2005, 12:25 PM   #3
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Thanks mate!

My Canon shoots at 3.2 megapixels.

A 1GB would be even nicer, if my friend finds it for this range.
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 2:33 PM   #4
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anyone else to give an opinion?
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 2:53 PM   #5
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I've used Sandisk SD cards(a 256+512) for quite awhile with no problems.A 512 sandisk sd is 37.50 right now at www.dell.com notsure where you are so don't know about shipping+tax

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Old Apr 28, 2005, 4:08 PM   #6
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Doooooh:? I just realized the original poster is asking about SD cards and I'm talking about CF cards.

My bad:G

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Old Apr 29, 2005, 5:30 AM   #7
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Ive got the Sandisk Ultra 2 512mb, very happy with it.
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Old Apr 29, 2005, 1:21 PM   #8
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I use a standard Sandisk 512Mb SD card that I got from Staples for approx. $25 after rebate and it works great in my Canon SD200, especially continuous shots and fast frame movie mode. On the other hand, the 512mb from Dane-Elec is much slower and can only handle 10 continuous shots before pausing to write, and can only record < 20 seconds of fast frame video. For the money I'd recommend the standard Sandisk.
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Old Apr 30, 2005, 7:52 PM   #9
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Hi I am new to this site. I have a Toshiba PDR 3330 camera. I have been usinga 32 MB SD Cardwith this camera. I recently purchased a 512 SD Ultra card. I cannot get it to work in my camera. It says " This Card Cannot Be Used" I'd like to know if the 512 is too large for this camera?Or am I doing something wrong? Has anyone used this cardwith a Toshiba 3330camera before? I do not have enough expertise to know.:?Any help is appreciated. Thanks...Karen
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Old May 1, 2005, 10:12 AM   #10
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I've purchased a CF for mistake, when my camera suports only SD. So I found a person who wants to exchange with no coasts, then I gave my Viking 512mb CF and received a SeeElectronics 512mb Super Digital. Super Digital? Yes, I went to the manufacturer's page and saw that they sell Super Digital and Secure Digital cards. I asked why Super Digital when SD stands for Secure Digital. The answer from suport department was: "These both are the same except the name!"

Very raw answer, but why this label for a memory card with a specification to follow? I don't know, but in fact, the memory is working on my camera.

Does anyone know anything about See Electronics Inc.?
(http://www.seeelectronics.com)
Interesting is that there is a clone website for that: http://www.supertalentflash.com

Thank you for your attention!
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