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    I have just bought a E-400 and need to buy a / some memory cards, can others users advise me they think is the ultimate XD / Compact Flash combination?

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    Re: Memory Cards

    Originally posted by MartinR View Post
    I have just bought a E-400 and need to buy a / some memory cards, can others users advise me they think is the ultimate XD / Compact Flash combination?
    xD cards are not very fast, but as the camera has a slot for xD as well as CF, it's not a bad idea to leave an xD card in the camera just in case you run out of CF space.

    Even the 'high-speed' xD cards - at least the ones that I have used are pretty slow.

    And there is no need to buy anything faster than 133x CF cards for most general purposes.

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      Re: Memory Cards

      Hi Martin,

      Yes I would recommend getting a few CF - I'm using both 1 and 2GB Sandisk which work very well for me. I'm a bit nervous of going to any larger size, because I don't want the possibility of losing too many shots in case of card failure

      I also have one xD always in the camera (model H - it is higher speed than M), in the case of running out of CF space and needing space urgently. (Also, only the xD supports Panorama mode which I don't think you have that in E400 but the 410/510 supports it on the xD card only).

      Cheers....and good shooting!
      Gary
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        Re: Memory Cards

        You should use FAST CF-cards - I use Sandisk Extreme III on my E-500, and as E-400,410 and 510 are faster, you could use the speed of the fast cards.
        For ultra II (not as fast but cheaper) the memorycard will be the bottleneck when storing the pictures !

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        • #5
          Re: Memory Cards

          Originally posted by flarsson View Post
          You should use FAST CF-cards - I use Sandisk Extreme III on my E-500, and as E-400,410 and 510 are faster, you could use the speed of the fast cards.
          For ultra II (not as fast but cheaper) the memorycard will be the bottleneck when storing the pictures !
          But not really worthwhile buying very expensive super high speed cards (UDMA 266 and 300x).

          See my article on CF card performance

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            Re: Memory Cards

            Originally posted by Ian View Post
            But not really worthwhile buying very expensive super high speed cards (UDMA 266 and 300x).

            See my article on CF card performance

            Ian
            I gather from the E-510 manual and your article that 133 is the top speed from which the camera benefits?

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            • #7
              Re: Memory Cards

              Originally posted by Snapper View Post
              I gather from the E-510 manual and your article that 133 is the top speed from which the camera benefits?
              That's correct. No harm in using faster cards as long as you have the latest firmware loaded in your camera, but no in-camera benefit. However, if you have a Firewire 800 card reader and a suitable Firewire 800 port on your computer, downloading from the card can be much faster with 300X UDMA cards.

              Ian
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              • #8
                Re: Memory Cards

                xD cards seem expensive compared to CF. However I'm always a bit nervous about bending pins on a CF card after a mishap with my E-1.

                So far I've only ever bought 1gb tried SanDisk and Kingston, happy with both.

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