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dcvte
09-28-2004, 03:46 PM
I have a Canon PowerShot A80 and I need to buy a higher capacity CF card (or cards), probably Lexar 12/40/80X. My question is this:

Would my camera operate slower with a 1GB card than a 512MB card? For example, would it take longer to start-up, or to switch between record/play modes with a 1GB card installed, compared to having a 512MB card installed?

Many thanks for any advice!

D70FAN
09-28-2004, 04:28 PM
I have a Canon PowerShot A80 and I need to buy a higher capacity CF card (or cards), probably Lexar 12/40/80X. My question is this:

Would my camera operate slower with a 1GB card than a 512MB card? For example, would it take longer to start-up, or to switch between record/play modes with a 1GB card installed, compared to having a 512MB card installed?

Many thanks for any advice!

No and no. 40X and 80X are overkill for your camera. Maybe 12-20X would make a small difference, but most modern "standard" cards operate at this speed anyway. There are only 4 or 5 cameras that can really take advantage of 40X+ flash speeds.

For your reading pleasure:

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=6007

dcvte
09-29-2004, 02:14 AM
Thank you for your help.

I'm only considering the 40X or 80X cards because it's nearly impossible to find Lexar 1GB cards (in the UK) in anything less than 40X or 80X.

Rhys
09-29-2004, 05:17 AM
Thank you for your help.

I'm only considering the 40X or 80X cards because it's nearly impossible to find Lexar 1GB cards (in the UK) in anything less than 40X or 80X.

Have you tried www.7dayshop.com?

dcvte
09-29-2004, 06:29 AM
Have you tried www.7dayshop.com?

Thank you for the tip. I've just had a look, but they're only listing 40X Lexar CF cards too.

eagle17
10-03-2004, 06:40 PM
Thanks for the article George it was a good read, I have a brand new kinston 1GB cf card and can capture at 5 fps for 7 frames captureing raw+jpeg at 8.2 mp on my canon 20D, it does take about 1.5 seconds to write each pic from buffer so each shot after that is at 1.5 sec. per shot... of course this is with 12 megabytes per shot being recorded. I will have to get one of these ultra 2s to see if they make any differance at all.

John

D70FAN
10-03-2004, 09:23 PM
Thanks for the article George it was a good read, I have a brand new kinston 1GB cf card and can capture at 5 fps for 7 frames captureing raw+jpeg at 8.2 mp on my canon 20D, it does take about 1.5 seconds to write each pic from buffer so each shot after that is at 1.5 sec. per shot... of course this is with 12 megabytes per shot being recorded. I will have to get one of these ultra 2s to see if they make any differance at all.

John

You're welcome. So you are saying that the buffer to flash card speed is 8MB per second! That would make the 20D the fastest camera on earth. Even faster than the 1Ds MK II or the Nikon D2H. Are you sure about that 12MB file size? My D70 RAW +med JPEG file size is about 5.8MB (6.1MP image).

Alnath
10-12-2004, 04:20 AM
I have just bought a 1GB card from Ebuyer for 44 inc VAT http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=48089 although the price realy varies with demand, it was at 62 quid the other day.

It works great in my G6 and there is no evidence it is any slower than my 40X PQI card in use.

calpchen
10-12-2004, 01:42 PM
40X and 80X are overkill for your camera. Maybe 12-20X would make a small difference, but most modern "standard" cards operate at this speed anyway. There are only 4 or 5 cameras that can really take advantage of 40X+ flash speeds.

For your reading pleasure:

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=6007

This link to the CF Database should probably be stickied. Do we have a FAQ of some sort?

Arlequen
10-31-2004, 01:56 PM
I have just bought a Sandisk 1gb and it works fine and fast on my Canon A95.
Dunno about super fast CF but I think this one is fast enough.