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Old May 30, 2005, 7:57 AM   #1
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I had noticed that Canon shifted from compact flash to XD on the S2 IS. Is there any significance to this? I prefer CF and know it appears to be the standard on digital SLR's.

Anyone know why this might occur?
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Old May 30, 2005, 7:49 PM   #2
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Kavoom wrote:
Anyone know why this might occur?
Sure: "Size." SD (not XD) cards have a physical volume that's probably 1/10 that of a CF, and since the S2 IS is only a 5MP camera and it doesn't have the option of capturing RAW, the (current) largest SD cards --2 Giga--should be fully sufficient for 95% of users even when shooting at the highest JPEG resoulution . Using the smaller size cards is a big plus for any camera manufacturing trying to achieve a small form factor.

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