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Difference with Class 4 and Class 6??

by taboma / September 16, 2008 1:24 PM PDT

Joe, or anyone else. Please explain the difference with these SDHC Class 4 or 6 memory cards. Will I be able to use one with my older Canon SD500 camera?
I like the camera a lot. Great pocket camera.
Looks like I am limited to an SD 2.0GB memory card? I have two of them for travel pics. I would like a higher memory SD card.

Same kind of question for my other Canon S400 pocket camera. Right now the card has a 512 Flash Card. Anything higher available?

-Kevin

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Class 4 and Class 6
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / September 17, 2008 12:20 AM PDT

That is a designation applied to SDHC cards only.
It just means it can read/write faster.
It will be of interest to people who use DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras.
Your camera (SD500) will not benefit from having a faster memory card.

Here is a link....scroll down until you see the paragraph called SDHC:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital_card

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Compact Flash cards have capacities all the way up to and including 64 gig.
Your S400 camera would be limited to 2 gig.
Before buying a card larger than 512mb you should check with Canon and see if it can handle 1 gig or 2 gig.
Come cameras can and some cameras can not.
At the time you camera was made, there were no cards larger than 512mb.

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Correction to the last line
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / September 17, 2008 12:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Class 4 and Class 6

It should read:

At the time your S400 camera was designed, there were no memory cards larger than 512mb.

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Correction to the last line
by taboma / September 17, 2008 2:07 PM PDT

Thanks, Joe.

-Kevin

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