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Old Jan 30, 2003, 9:05 PM   #1
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Default Compact Flash for C-5050

I was thinking of getting a 512MB Compact Flash card to Transfer images over from my xD Cards since the xD Cards are supposed to be faster for taking pictures.

CompUSA has a SimpleTech Brand 512MB CF Card for $149.99 after Rebate plus Tax and Shipping extra.

Is the Olympus C-5050 Camera fast enough to really take advantage of the Faster Transfer rates on the more $$$$ expensive CF Cards?

The SimpleTech Card is rated at only 1.5Mb per sec with a burst rate to 8Mb. According to what I have read the more $$$$ Cards are much faster.

I figured that if I am just using the CF Card for Image Storage SPEED would not be a factor.

If anyone out there has any input I would appreciate the feedback.

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Old Jan 31, 2003, 3:41 PM   #2
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i am using a 128 mb xD for shooting and will buy a microdrive for storage- they are cheaper than cf cards at 1 gig.
I figured, i will not need to use more than 128 mgs at a time , so why spend the cash for the faster cards? (i just realised this as an advantage of the 5050 over cf-specific cameras).
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Old Jan 31, 2003, 6:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for the Input.

I thought 1GB Microdrives are going for about $210 and the 512MB CF Cards for $150 on Special.
I think the Microdrive consumes more power and tends to be more sensative than CF Cards.

Any thought out there on Microdrives verses High Cap CF Cards???

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Old Feb 3, 2003, 2:10 AM   #4
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The Microdrives are power hogs, and they are more sensitive to shock, so you could damage it if you bump the camera when it's on. I don't leave mine in the camera. I do all my shooting with 128MB SMs, and if I'm traveling and can't upload them to the computer, I stick the MD in and transfer the images to the MD in the evening, clear the SMs, remove the MD, and I'm ready to go the next day.
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