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Memory card + battery advice

Hi again,

So I'm ordering my Canon DRebel XT from B& H today, and am looking for memory card and battery recommendations.

Memory card - how many pictures can 1 Gig hold? Also what brand would you recommend - I'm deciding between Sandisk and Lexar. (i also heard Hitachi has a 3 gig selling for $150 - not sure how good it is though!)

Battery - do you recommend I get an extra battery for the XT? I'm actually not sure how good the battery life is.

many thanks, your advice appreciated!

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The number of pictures depends on what file format is used

In reply to: Memory card + battery advice

for storage. My 20D can fit about 110 raw images on a 1gig card. I think the Rebel is comparable. I have a San Disk Extreme III 1gig which, the last time I looked, had one of the fastest speed ratings.

Forget the battery until you get some experience. My 20D has never needed a spare battery even on the occasion when I shot all day at a seminar (400 plus images shooting simultaneous raw and jpeg).

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Memory card for Rebel

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The DSLR cameras can take advantage of high speed cards, especially when doing burst shooting.

Here is a link to card testing for the Rebel:

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=6007-7699

The fastest cards are at the top of the list.
The slowest at the bottom.

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Note: there have been compatibility problems between Lexar 2 gig cards and some Canon cameras.

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Memory card + battery advice

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I know for the battery batteryland.com i think, is good, for memory cards, you cant beat http://www.cell-savers.com

Both do worldwide delivery which is great.

With mass competition of memory, prices are very good. Ive used both companies and altho the prices may not be the best, the service and after sales is 110%

Unless you want to have a collection of memory for different albums, your best best is to go for the largest you can afford, that also goes for battery power. Its less hassle too.

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