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Old Sep 10, 2010, 10:34 AM   #11
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with either camera, you can get a transcend class 10 16gb card for about 50 dollars at newegg.com, It will work just find with either canon. You really do not need to spend top dollars for sandisk extreme class 10 cards. You can also use a class 6 card, and it will work find also. Just a little shorter burst period before buffer lag slows you down.
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 10:56 AM   #12
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You only need a faster card if you are doing a lot of burst shooting or video shooting. And then you will only need a class 6. I stay away from very large memory cards. Instead of an 8 gb card I use a 4gb card and two 2gb cards. I do that because if a card does fail (and they do fail) you do not loose your investment in a single large card.

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Old Sep 10, 2010, 11:01 AM   #13
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For HD you will want a class 6 also.
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With the T2i I do not think I would go with less than a class 6 as the buffer will fill up really fast. The file size on these is really big.
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Thanks again to all who opined. My Canon T2i is on order with 2 lenses. I will look for a good deal on a high speed SD card. I'll keep you posted once my little baby arrives.
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Cool, I am sure you will enjoy it. Be sure to stick around, there plenty of good folks here that will help if you need it.
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Congratulations, Diana-

Enjoy the Canon T-2i. It is a very good camera. We are always here to help. What made the final difference in making your decision between the Sony A-500 and the Canon T-2i in view of the better LiveView, and fast focusing??? We both have similar eye problems.

With the A-500 body at $449.95, I went ahead and ordered one. I already have the Sony 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses, as after our discussions, I thought it was an excellent value.

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What made the final difference in making your decision between the Sony A-500 and the Canon T-2i in view of the better LiveView, and fast focusing??? We both have similar eye problems.
Are you only talking about being glasses wearers, if so the viewfinder is still find and creates a much more stable platform for shooting?
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That is, generally speaking, a true statement. However, based on a personal prescription for spectacles, the problem can be more difficult to handle and an optical viewfinder is not at all times 100% trouble free.

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In case anyone is wondering... I went with the Canon largely due to brand name-I've had Canon before and really liked it. As for my eyesight, getting to the 40 something age, I really like the diopter adjustment on the viewfinder (although I'm sure many cameras have this). I also like the ability to use Live mode and see the image on screen like a point & shoot. (yes, I know it'll eat the battery life...but good to have this option)

So, I've had the camera for 1 weekend and so far so good. I love it. It is so light and very easy to use out of the box. This weekend I plan to explore the advanced settings with the manual as well as brush up on my photography 101. Am considering a 3rd party book as well.

I found a Transcend 16 GB class 10 SDHC on Amazon for $36 so I went with that for my initial use.
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