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Considering Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ8 - questions!!

by AldebaranEnt / June 30, 2008 11:19 PM PDT

So I'm finally replacing my ancient digital camera, and I really like this one. My old camera (Olympus D-560 I think) uses xD cards, and I know I can't use that on the Panasonic, as it takes sD, so I'll have to get a card.

But what size card should I get?? I always download my pictures immediately, and the most I've had on my current camera is about 250 pictures (used burst mode at an air show).

I know that the picture/pixel/whatever size affects how many pics can be stored on a card. But I don't know what the factory setting is for this - I can't download the manual. Yeah, I'm a digital camera novice - I had my current camera several years before I found the burst mode, which I love. I'm literally a "point and shoot" gal!

Amazon's offering a Kingston 2GB sd card for $10 more when you buy the camera. Is that enough? Or should I get a bigger card? I'd like one to store 300-400 pics MAX.

Thanks for any help and advice!


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(NT) 2 gigs would be fine
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bigger the sD card the better!
by Joliet Eddie / July 1, 2008 12:49 AM PDT

$10 for 2 gig sD card is a good buy. I bought a new point and shoot in April and watched for sales on sD cards and have purchased a couple of different sizes. 1, 2, and 4 gig. Then I found an 8 gig card for $27! Maybe way too much space but when I start shooting short videos, which I love to do with my camera, the 8 gig makes a huge difference since my model camera has no restrictions on video size except for memory card space. Going on vacation next week and don't want to haul around my laptop, so having all that memory space on the cards will be very convenient.

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by AldebaranEnt / July 1, 2008 2:39 AM PDT

You make a good point - I don't even have a laptop to download to if I needed to unload the card during vacation or something. I did go ahead and order the camera with the 2GB card from Amazon though. Figure I'll just keep my eye on the sales for some larger cards. Never messed with video - maybe I might on the new toy.

Thanks for taking the time to reply.


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