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Old Jul 5, 2007, 3:10 PM   #1
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Hey all,

I'm planning to buy an E510 and was wondering if anyone knew the maximum CF size it's capable of taking. Any point in buying a 16 gig?
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Old Jul 5, 2007, 3:19 PM   #2
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16GB - now that would be cool, but I think 2x8GB (eg Sandisk Extreme III or IV cards) would better as you wouldn;t have all of your eggs in one basket.

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Old Jul 5, 2007, 3:31 PM   #3
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I looked in the E510 manual and it does not specify a CF card capacity limit. But unless you're shooting lots of RAW images I agree with Harj that a few smaller-capacity cards would be more flexible than one large one.

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How about for the e-500? Is an 8 GB okay to use? (hope you don't mind me using this thread for this question.)

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Old Jul 5, 2007, 5:33 PM   #5
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To be candid, I've yet to fill up my 4gig card (and that includes a trip to Niagara Falls, maybe if I stopped by the buttterfly conservatory I would have).

You have to consider that the larger the card the more you have to lose if a card becomes corrupt. I can't even justify going with an 8gig card, never mind 16gig. Also larger cards require more time for certain operations, and you're paying a premium for the large capacity.
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Old Jul 5, 2007, 5:39 PM   #6
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How about for the e-500? Is an 8 GB okay to use? (hope you don't mind me using this thread for this question.)
If you look at the following link, someone did use an 8gig card with the E-500 so it should be ok:
http://myolympus.org/E500/writetime/
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Old Jul 5, 2007, 9:00 PM   #7
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I agree with Mike, a few 4GB CF cards or 2* 8GB ones would be more than adequate. I can get approx 400 RAW files from an E1 with a 4GB card, and I'd say you'd get even more with the new 410/510 as Oly are now compressing the RAW files.

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Old Jul 5, 2007, 9:20 PM   #8
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I ask because my dad has gone and bought me an 8GB CF card and I wanted to make sure he didn't waste his money.

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Old Jul 13, 2007, 4:15 PM   #9
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Hi all, thanks for your replies. Appreciated!
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Old Jul 19, 2007, 1:24 PM   #10
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The E-System models have been tested with Sandisk and Lexar and will work with any size capacity and speed rating currently available.
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