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Old Mar 22, 2008, 1:45 PM   #1
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Well, after weeks of trying to decide what camera to get to shoot birds and almost spending $2000 on a Canon SLR + Telephoto, I decided to get a Panasonic DMC-FZ50 based on some of the great reviews and photos in this website and other places such as Amazon. I just placed my oder but have not ordered a CompactFlash card and need a recommendation. I have heard that there are some incompatibilities with 4GB cards... Also I have read that taking photos in RAW format can be slow. What fast cards would owners of the FZ50 here would recommend?

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Old Mar 22, 2008, 4:38 PM   #2
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Let me first say this...it is not a compact flash card you need.....it is a secure digital card (SD card)if it is 2 gbs or smaller and if its over 2gbs it must be secure digital high capacity (SDHC)

If you go with a 4gb or larger card you need a SDHC and I would only buy a class 6 card......they are the fastest......

If you go with the smaller cards I would get a 150X card.....the camera does not need cards that fast but at todays prices it seems foolish to get a slow card.

Transcend, OCS and Ridata get high marks from me, they work perfectly in every camera I own.

Some folks have a problem as they do not follow instructions.....remember 4 gb cards or larger must be SDHC....
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Thanks for the info. I just ordered an 8GB Transcend SDHC.
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I own that card and it works fine in my FZ18 and D80
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