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CanonManiac
10-31-2004, 03:35 PM
Im going to buy a 512 compact flash for my a95, which brand is better Sandisk Or Kingston... im going to get the economic cf line.

haikai
10-31-2004, 05:15 PM
Im going to buy a 512 compact flash for my a95, which brand is better Sandisk Or Kingston... im going to get the economic cf line.

it would be interesting to hear if anyone has had any bad experiences with a particular brand of cf card. i'm under the impression that they all work fairly well depending on what speed you're after. sandisk seems to be a bigger name as far as cf cards go, but kingston makes reliable system memory so i would be surprised if they put out a bad cf card.

i keep hearing wacky stories about how sandisk cf cards survive camera explosions, huge drops, etc., so maybe if durability is an issue you should give them a shot ;)

hai

NewMossie
10-31-2004, 07:28 PM
It's not so much bad experience as compatibility when it comes to brands of CF cards. Some camera are designed for a specific brand of cards and may be slower when using a different brand. If you're looking for normal CF cards, you should consider cheaper brands along with SanDisk or Kingston. Not only will they save you money but it's possible they perform even better than some of the bigger names. In fact, the regular SanDisk card is notorious for its slow speed.

There's a couple of sites to help you choose:
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=6007
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/mediacompare/


Speaking of exploding cameras, check out this article (with pic) :eek:
http://www.geekstreet.ca/article.php?sid=2652

Arlequen
11-01-2004, 01:09 AM
I don't have long experience with Memory Card but I have bought a Compact Flash SanDisk 1gb (90 euro) and it works fine and fast in my Canon A95 where I can take 396 pics at max resolution super-fine.

D70FAN
11-01-2004, 05:19 AM
It's not so much bad experience as compatibility when it comes to brands of CF cards. Some camera are designed for a specific brand of cards and may be slower when using a different brand. If you're looking for normal CF cards, you should consider cheaper brands along with SanDisk or Kingston. Not only will they save you money but it's possible they perform even better than some of the bigger names. In fact, the regular SanDisk card is notorious for its slow speed.

There's a couple of sites to help you choose:
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=6007
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/mediacompare/


Speaking of exploding cameras, check out this article (with pic) :eek:
http://www.geekstreet.ca/article.php?sid=2652

For standard speed cards it doesn't matter. I use whatever brand is on sale and have never had a problem (cameras: Nikon 990 & D70). The Rob Galbraith article tests high speed and standard cards in dSLR's. So this does not necessarily equate to consumer cameras.

Most consumer digital cameras can transfer at 1-2MB/sec. and "standard" cards will generally suffice. For cameras that specify high speed memory or can take VGA movies at 30fps, then 40X cards are easily fast enough (1X=150KB/sec.).