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Old Oct 12, 2005, 10:00 AM   #11
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On a Konica-Minolta Dimage Z2, I tried to fill a 1GB PQI card with 640x480 30fps video. It stopped after 12 min 4 or 5 sec (the full capacity being about 15 min). I then tried with a 2GB PQI card and the recording still stopped at 12 min 4 or 5 sec! So be careful: it has been suggested that while the read speed may be high, the write speed may not be. Also, the camera could have a problem.... The speed of the PQI 2GB was quoted as "133x", for all the difference it made.

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Old Oct 31, 2005, 6:21 AM   #12
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Just tried a Sandisk 2GB Ultra II in the Z2: the same result.
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Old Oct 31, 2005, 10:43 AM   #13
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Hi,

Did you update the firmware ? Original firmware can only use 512 MB. the upgrade is supposed to increase the utilization to 1 GB.




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Old Nov 1, 2005, 1:32 PM   #14
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The card is 2GB not 1GB. My firmware is the latest.
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Old Dec 21, 2005, 6:32 AM   #15
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JimC wrote:
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AFAIK, it should work fine in your Nikon. The compability issue in the Canon models like the S2 ISwere fixed by a firmware update (so it may have been Canon's problem anyway). As for the KM models, they tend to be a bit more "finnicky" on what cards work best.


So which brand is better for Canon S2 IS, cos i am thinking of buying one but just simply can't decide which SD card to buy ? Is 80x sufficient ? or 133x/150x is needed ?
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 7:13 AM   #16
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I use a Kingmax 1Gb SDin my Pentax Optio 43WR and get 15:39 of 640x480x30fps video w/sound.

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Old Jan 7, 2006, 2:58 PM   #17
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As kneeslasher and others have suggested, movie recording is a good real-life test of the cards performance.

If you want to record movies, you NEED a highspeed card. At 640x480x30fps, movies would stop recording on my SD 300 after a few minutes (the card would not be full). On a highspeed card (kingston 512 elite), it would fill up the card completely.

Using a couple 2GB highspeed cards however, I noticed they would only record up to 1gb and stop ( the times varied, but the file size seemed to indicate that 1gb was a limit..).. can anyone else verify this?
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Old Jan 7, 2006, 3:09 PM   #18
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I've got a Patriot 2GB 133X Extreme Performance SD card on the way, will test it when it arrives and see if I can movierecord the entire2Gb or hit a 1Gb limit (and if so, can I do a 2nd 1Gb movie on top of the 1st?) then post my results here.

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Old Jan 11, 2006, 9:53 PM   #19
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kkdeep:
My personal choice was the A-Data 150X 2GB SD memory card and got it on ebay. Great value for the money and the fastest on the market. You should have no problems with 30fps with this card.

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Some cameras will actually write only 1GB at a time when in movie mode. Check the specs for your camera.
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Old Jan 12, 2006, 8:09 PM   #20
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Well, the Patriot 2Gb arrived today and it went the entire 2Gb @640x480x30fps in my Pentax Optio 43WR w/o problem for a total movie recordtime of 30 minutes & 30 seconds.

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