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Simple question using a 2 Gig SD Flash Card

by taboma / May 24, 2006 3:20 PM PDT

How many photo will I be able to take using a Canon SD500 and having my camera setting on superfine and large? My SD card is 2 Gigs.

I know that Joe Randolph recommended shooting with superfine and having a larger card to take advantage of this. Thus avoiding a JPEG compression issue.

I was comparing digital photos this past Monday with my neighbor.
I had images shot on fine. His wife had images shot as small.
The difference was amazing to view.
I cropped both images using Photoshop.
My neighbors was really grainy (using small) and mine were very good (using fine).
There is also the fact that my neighbor had a camera with 3 MPX.
A lower value than my Canon's 7.1 MPX. Cannot compare apples to oranges here.
I still think we should shoot all photos as super fine V/S small, as Joe Randolph recommended.
My wife has a Canon S400 and her photo images using fine are wonderful. Would be even better using superfine, so I adjusted her camera to superfine this week. Her flash compact flash card reader is a 256MB. (Have two.)
Great photo images.
My hat's off to Canon technology.
There are better cameras out there. However, we both like the small size of the Digital Elf while traveling or shooting family photos.

Here is my wife's photo shot using a Canon S400 and on fine & large settings.
Kind of neat! (Photo taken at a Turkish fishing port, Cesme, last May.)

Always nice to have a great photo shot while traveling and viewing them later. Across the street from these fishing boats is an wonderful fish restaurant. You pick out your own fresh fish to have cooked and served to you. Just awesome! Wish I were there right now.
Should have taken a photo of the restaurant and the amazing fresh fish selection for you to view last May.


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Memory Card Capacity
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / May 25, 2006 12:14 AM PDT

The answer is on page 178 of your User's Guide.

It shows 156 photos for 512 megabyte card.
Since 2Gig is 4 times larger.
156 x 4 = 624 (approximate)


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Memory Card Capacity
by taboma / May 25, 2006 1:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Memory Card Capacity

624. Thank you Joe for the info and the page number in my manual.


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I've always shot at maximum resolution unless I was running
by Kiddpeat / May 25, 2006 2:57 PM PDT

out of card space. Then I'ld dial it back to jpeg. My Nikon 4500 really took a loooooong time to save tif (its largest) files.

Thankfully, my 20D will save a full size raw as fast as it saves a jpeg. Raw files are even more amazing than anything you've seen.

BTW, I carry a portable hard drive which I use to download photos from the camera cards. Then, I can reformat the card and keep shooting.

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