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I guess now I need a memory card. Any recs?

by jntsmom / December 15, 2005 6:28 AM PST

I take a good amount of photos because we homeschool out children and tend to document everything. I was thinking I need at least 512MB of 1 GB but I am not sure. Is there anything I should be looking for exactly? Brands I should stay away from?

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Memory card for documentation photos.
by Papa Echo / December 15, 2005 8:14 AM PST

I suppose any brand on sale at a ''proper'' shop will do. However, it should not be used for archiving. All photos should be uploaded to the computer HD (and then backed up), so as to leave space for more photos. So, a 64 MB or 128 MB card is more than enough for your purpose of taking photos(low resolution, highly compressed) of children for documentation, unless you are talking of taking 100's of photos at one session.

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Online Memory Card price comparison site
by barkingleopard / December 15, 2005 12:16 PM PST

Can't help you much with what to look for in a memory card, but definitely check out www.dealram.com. It's a free price comparison site for memory cards that will allow you to find the cheapest sites to buy memory cards from for a given type of memory card (eg, SD or MemoryStick) and size (512 MB, etc). Best of luck.

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memory card brands
by iem2005 / December 15, 2005 1:17 PM PST

i have 2 512 mb cards by different vendors and i can't tell the difference. i just bought ones that were $20 after the rebate from either ecost.com or buy.com.

i hope this helps.
indera

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