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Compact Flash-256mb or 512?

by krug0043 / January 28, 2004 11:56 AM PST

Does anyone have a suggestion on the size of compact flash card I should get for a Cannon EOS Digital Rebel? I would especially appreciate anyone who has this camera to let me know what size compact flash they decided to go with and what they think of it.

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Re:Compact Flash-256mb or 512?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2004 9:09 PM PST

The nod is alwasy for the larger size so you can take more pictures before dumping it onto the PC. The only downsides are:

1. Cost (not as costly as it was 2 years ago!)
2. Maybe a little slower camera startup as the card fills. I've only seen this on a few cameras. Seems the newer ones are smarter about this.

Bob

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Re: Compact Flash-256mb or 512?
by wmcraver / December 10, 2004 6:10 AM PST

I recently bought a Digital Rebel as well. I went with a 512 mb card. From what I've seen the largest images that the Digital Rebel records are 3.1mb

So, I think that would leave you somewhere in the range of 165 pictures at full quality. I will have to wait until I get mine to actually see how well it works for me and if it is enough space. Only 2 more days until I get it... whoo hoo!

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whoo hoo!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2004 6:36 AM PST
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