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Old Jun 25, 2005, 7:55 AM   #11
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Where can I find memory cards cheap? Or is 50 bucks cheap? How many more pictures wold it hold? Do I have to use the Olympus brand memory cards? I know I nneed the xD kind.
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Old Jun 25, 2005, 11:11 AM   #12
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If you want to use the camera's panorama mode you have to use an Olympus brand xD card. Olympus does a good job on their panorama setup and they integrate very well with the Camedia software. They are flagged and numbered in order for quick stitching. If you don't get an Oly card you can still use the manual exposure mode to get good panoramas, but it is more hassle and you can't grab one quickly. I would recommend getting the Oly card.

That camera puts out very large JPG files for a 5Mp camera. Larger files mean higher quality compression but it also means you need a larger memory card. I would guess you can get about 80 best quality shots on a 256Mb card. You can shoot at lower quality or fewer pixels and fit a lot more on, but that sort of defeats the purpose of getting a decent camera.
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You also have to include getting some rechargeable batteries and a charger. The Wal-Mart package has 2200mah batteries and will power that camera fine for under $20. Alkalines and one use lithium batteries will inhibit your photography as they get pricey if you shoot a lot.

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Old Jun 26, 2005, 6:55 PM   #13
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Don't spend $50 for a 256 MB card!!! You can buy a 512 on ebay for that amount. You can pick up a 256 (Olympus) for less than $30 on ebay, if you're patient.

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Old Jun 27, 2005, 3:00 PM   #14
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Thanks everyone.. can't wait to get it!


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