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Memory cards: different speeds???

by Starfish564 / June 30, 2008 12:14 PM PDT

I just purchased a Canon SD750 and really like it so far. My question is about memory cards. I wanted to buy a standard 2GB Sandisk card thinking there's really not that much difference between one 2GB card and the next. Come to find out there are different speeds they can come in? Can someone please explain this? How much would this really affect the upload/download speed? My only problem with speed is in uploading to the internet, but I have dialup so figured that is why it takes so long. Any info would be appreciated:)



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Memory Cards
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / July 1, 2008 12:13 AM PDT

High Speed Memory Cards:

A DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera can benefit from high speed cards, because they have bigger high speed buffers.
It helps when you are using a rapid fire mode, without flash.

A small point and shoot digital camera will see no noticeable increase in speed.
Save your money and buy the normal speed cards.

Uploading to the Internet on dial-up is painfully slow, no matter what memory card you use.


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by Starfish564 / July 1, 2008 12:38 AM PDT
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Thanks. That answered my question perfectly:)


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