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goatspeed
11-11-2005, 07:59 AM
Hello. I'm a new E-300 owner as of last night. I'm looking for a good 1 and 2 gb memory card. Does 40-50x speed suffice for this camera, or do you guys prefer 80x cards?

Norm in Fujino
11-11-2005, 03:32 PM
Hello. I'm a new E-300 owner as of last night. I'm looking for a good 1 and 2 gb memory card. Does 40-50x speed suffice for this camera, or do you guys prefer 80x cards?

It depends on 1) whether you shoot in JPEGs or RAW/TIFF; 2) whether you intend to use continuous shutter very often; and 3) how fast you want to view the photo on the LCD after taking. If you want the highest speed, you want to get only the Sandisk Extreme III cards. They are twice as fast as the nearest competition, and will allow you to view histogram or other info much quicker. Be sure you have updated the camera firmware, however, since the extra speed is implemented only after the upgrade. In any event, the firmware should be updated as soon as possible, since it corrects several problems in auto white balance and ESP exposure mode.