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aeapen
10-13-2004, 08:39 AM
Has anybody used 4GB, 8GB Hitachi Mircrodrives for Canon S1 IS? How is the performance of the movie recording? Can someone help me about the speed of CF cards. I've seen 8X CF card and it's written 1.46MB/Second, which won't support S1 movies as it needs atleast 2MB/Second. What is the minimum speed of CF card required for S1 movies? What is the speed for 4GB Microdrive?

jschofield
10-23-2004, 08:22 PM
I too am interested about how a microdrive works in the S1 IS. But also does it impact battery life?

aldouse
10-24-2004, 03:33 PM
to my current knowledge, you'll want at least a 45x speed cf card on the s1IS. ummm if you like using microdrives, it approx kills the battery almost twice as fast as regular cf cards. hope this helps

aeapen
10-26-2004, 02:36 AM
I found Lexar 40X 1GB card for $37 after rebate. Is 40X Ok for S1 IS movie recording? Has anyone used 40X for recording movies??

metope
11-06-2004, 10:36 PM
I just bought a 4GB Microdrive for my Canon S1 IS for $157AR. It works great. I taken video with it at Fine 640x480 (Highest) resolution with no problem. I don't seem to notice any difference compared to my previous Compact Flash 256MB Sandisk Ultra II card. It is so great. I can take around 2500 pictures at the highest resolution or 33 minutes of the video at the highest resolution. It is great!!!

aeapen
11-08-2004, 01:55 AM
I just bought a 4GB Microdrive for my Canon S1 IS for $157AR. It works great. I taken video with it at Fine 640x480 (Highest) resolution with no problem. I don't seem to notice any difference compared to my previous Compact Flash 256MB Sandisk Ultra II card. It is so great. I can take around 2500 pictures at the highest resolution or 33 minutes of the video at the highest resolution. It is great!!!

OH! Atlast I found a Microdrive user for Canon S1. Thanks for your post. It gives me a push to buy 4GB Microdrive. I hope the Mail Rebate is only for few authorised delears. Will I get mail rebate if I buy it from JR.com? I need to buy only the Microdrive right? Should I buy the pack with Travel Kit for rebate? Is is consuming more battery? Can I ask where can I get it from $157?? :confused: