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Old Jun 24, 2008, 3:14 PM   #1
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Hi there!

I'm a newcomer to the camera world and required some of your expertise in making a quick decision. I recently bought the Panasonic DMC-TZ5 camera, but am unsure of which SD card to purchase for use with it. I'm looking at getting an 8GB card, but somebody mentioned that the camera would not be as good if the proper SD card was not purchased.

I will probably be using the HD video recording mode, so I need a card to be able to handle that.

I've seen these, can anyone help?

http://www.onlinememory.co.uk/secure...-c-16_300.html

Any input is much appreciated!

Thanks.
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Old Jun 24, 2008, 10:26 PM   #2
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Remembering the day when a 1GB Compact Flashcard cost $300, the plain simple matter is, you've already bought the "expensive" part of the outfit. Buy the fastest version of whatever size card you want and you will be OK. Memory today is cheap.There is not an SD card made that's either too fast or too big for the TZ5, but you could hurt performance, especially for video, if you go cheap on the card.
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 5:48 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help Greg, I've decided to go for the San Disk 8GB Extreme III with MicroMate Reader. Much appreciated!
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 9:34 AM   #4
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I just received a TZ5 and Sandisk 4 GB Extreme III card for my wife. There was a $30 rebate on the card, resulting in the final price of about $20. Also bought a spare battery.

We haven't played with the camera much yet, but initial impression is very favorable. I can't believe complaints by some users about the size of this camera...
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