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Old Mar 2, 2003, 4:18 PM   #11
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Hello there just wanted to know if 512mb and above Flash cards are supported by Fujifilm Finepix S602Z Digital Camera i am already using 256mb flash card from www.twinmos.com. Will appericiate u er reply thanks.
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There are too many posts here on this subject to mention. If you want big fast compatible storage for a 602 buy a microdrive. If you want big compact flash (possibly not so fast) 'cos you're paranoid about solid state, then you will be joining the lottery game. If you can buy your CF on sale or return then try movie 640 X480 for the full capacity of the card, and multi-shot modes in 6Mpix fine or TIFF.

If you find a big CF that passes this test, come back and tell us! PS what speed is your 256Mb CF and does it pass the test? Word on the street is re-formatting as 8K clusters might make big CF work better.

Since I posted the above, I've found some great stuff on 602 CF timings. Rather than pinch the data here is the link:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=4512673

It seems you can get your CF to run as quick as a MD by formatting 32Kb cluster size but movies will stop. Else you can format 8Kb and movies work, but normal cam saves are slower - all a bit flaky really isn't it? Personally I'd go with the 32K and suffer loss of movie, but then I use a MD so it's no prob!
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Old Mar 3, 2003, 10:17 AM   #13
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Check this out:
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/030303/35462_1.html

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Sold exclusively through photo retail channels, the new SanDisk Extreme CompactFlash® cards deliver a sustained write speed of up to 6 megabyte (MB) per second and sustained read speed of 9MB/sec. The 1GB SanDisk Extreme card is the fastest and largest capacity Type I CompactFlash card. SanDisk Extreme SD® cards provide sustained write speeds of up to 2.5MB/sec...

SanDisk Extreme CompactFlash will initially ship in capacities of 256, 512MB and 1 gigabyte, with street prices of $99, $189 and $379 respectively. SanDisk Extreme SD cards will be available in 256 and 512MB capacities with a street price $109 and $219 respectively. Both card formats are expected to start shipping in Q2 2003.
... No wonder all theses clearance prices on existing flash!


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Should the need occur, each SanDisk Extreme card is bundled with a data recovery software application designed to recover hidden, deleted and lost digital images. In addition, each card is backed by a lifetime warranty.
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Old Mar 3, 2003, 11:56 AM   #14
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NHL, very interesting. Despite all the figures, somebody will need to try these in a 602. I think I'd trust Sandisk more than most. I'm still curious about the cluster size comparisons though. I wonder if this software will work with competing brands?

Hope they're not going to do the Oly trick and create a special format header - and that's why you need their tools. Remember all the stuff about at the mo. linked to DRM? I prefer generic standards I can work with, even if that means Bill Gates. Don't forget a big market for these cards will be MP3 players! Watch out if you can't plug the card into any pc's pcmcia slot without some software from the Sandisk CD on it. Or you need remote validation via Win XP to read and copy!
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I'm still curious about the cluster size comparisons though.
I don't know... pretty unscientific. May be it just happened that the partitions of the clusters happened to match the s602 'internal' buffer or of the flash's controller in the flash the tester was using in either configuration. The result could be entirely different if used with much larger files (ie different cluster sizes) in laptop for example.

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Currently SanDisk's primary sources of supply for flash memory wafers are through its 50-50 FlashVision Japan joint venture with Toshiba and its Flash Memory foundry supply agreement with Toshiba. SanDisk additionally purchases flash memory from Hitachi and Samsung under preferential long-term supply agreements.

... Assuming that the markets for SanDisk's products continue to grow as forecasted in the next few years, new anticipated demand from customers may outstrip the supply available to SanDisk from all its current sources...
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http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/021217/170199_1.html
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Old Mar 13, 2003, 2:28 AM   #16
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SimpleTech 512MB CF1/CF2 have a $50 rebate now. So you can get a CF1 for about $US98 after rebate / including shipping.

http://www.simpletech.com/webspeed/u...ber=STI-CF/512
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adorama- delkin pro 640MB $210
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Old Mar 17, 2003, 7:21 AM   #18
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It looks like the market is heading for sub $200 1G CF flash cards with the impending releases of larger and faster (>2G) devices. Interesting time indeed with all theses manufacturers offering rebates as well as clearing out prices... One thing for sure we've seen the bottom yet! 8) 8) 8)
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...322327&loc=101
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NHL:
I just purchased a Lexar High-Speed 256MB CF for $99 Canadian (which is about $70 US). It seemed like a good price, but it is only 12x. Is there a faster Lexar 256?
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Of course there is: http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?dpno=101706

The question is do you need it? if you don't ever use raw, tiff, or movie mode you can't not tell the difference in jpegs. If there's not much of a price difference, you usually go for the faster one (just for the ego!) :lol: :lol: :lol:

Or pay slighly more and get an MP3 player! http://www.edigital-store.com/edig/mxp100512mbm.html
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