A&P What size card for a DSLR?

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  1. nmt6789

    nmt6789 Guest

    I am looking into buying a DSLR and I was wondering what size digital media card would be good?
     
  2. FredricaBimmel

    FredricaBimmel Great big fat person

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    It depends on what you are planning on doing, but I'd say no less than 256MB.

    If you take pictures every now and then and upload them from the camera often I'd go with a 512MB.

    If you take hundreds of pictures in one go or have extended periods of time where you can't download them, go with a gig or two.
     
  3. CRC

    CRC New Member

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    shoot RAW, 2 gigs. JPG, 1 GIG. prices are cheap. And be sure its a high speed one
     
  4. NJGuy

    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    I dont know why everyone likes 1 gigs.

    I got a 2 gig for my camera (non SLR) becuase 2 gigs is the max the camera can format on its own. Sometimes I fear I will fill my card up.

    300-500 7mp JPG's shots and a couple movie clips is a full card.

    I can only imaging using a DSLR that can shoot 4-10 pictures per second in RAW format. Id say get as large as you can afford/camera can format.

    I got a "new" 2gig sandisk Ultra II for around $60 shipped off ebay.
     
  5. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    I would rather have more smaller cards than one big card just because cards don't last forever and there aren't clear signs as to when a card will die. i'd rather lose 512mb worth of shooting capacity rather than an entire 2gb worth.

    if you shoot in RAW a lot, I do recommend several bigger cards. I have 2 1gb cards and 1 512mb card. came in very handy during my trip.
     
  6. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    2GB minimum if you take it to events.
     
  7. Snafu

    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    what size dslr are you getting?
     
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    I know no-name cards get bashed for all the right reasons but if you want to keep costs down its the way to go.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820183019

    I got that one off of newegg and going on 2 months without any hiccups. It has a noticable difference in speed over my ultra II, which was only 512mb so I gave it to my dad.

    Like the previous poster said, cards don't last forever so might as well get them cheap and big. I've destroyed 3 cards in various electronics, all name brand. I've learned my lesson.
     
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    if you destroyed 3 of them, you obviously did not
     
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    itchiban New Member

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    Cards fail. It just happens. I might be rough or careless with them, but the initial cost won't change how I treat them. So might as well go in with a low expectancy and keep cost down.
     
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    Get as much as you can afford in one purchase. When I bought my RebelXT I got a 2gig card. Now I want another 2 gig or a 4 gig to go with it. Check newegg for deals. If your going to use CF stay away from the micro drives as they could possible fail sooner than a CF standard flash memory card IMO.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    I use a Hitachi 2 GB microdrive on my 20D... no complaints here.
     
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    PopolZ Canadian OG

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    I'd go with at least a 2GB. I have 2 2GB and I run out of space everytime I go to an event :hs:
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I use a PQI 2GB CF in my 30D.. it's awesome and it was only $60 at fry's
     
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    I've been using my Sandisk card for OVER a year without any problems?:dunno:
     
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    dude, is your av the bridge in Boston?
     
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    I have a 256MB Sandisk CF card that I've been using for 4 years (and over 2,700 pics) with no problems at all. I consider these cards pretty reliable, in my limited experience.
     

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