Digital cam memory questions

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Ok...I don't have my Digital Rebel YET..But, I'm planning for when I do have it. I'm wondering something here...for the Joshua Tree Trip that many of us are going on in March, I won't have access to a computer, obviously, to empty my card on when it fills up, and I know that I can fill up a 256 Compact Flash card (my bf has a digirebel with a 256 card) in about an hour. So...is there some other way to store my pics? Like some kind of portable...thing..I can download (er..upload?) them to so I can clear my card and take more pics? Or do I just have to save my money and get enough Compact Flash cards to handle the job? If so, what brands are best? Lexar? Sandisk? Kingston? Are there any I should stay away from? Lexar has a 2GB for $137 on newegg.com. Would that be enough????
     
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    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'll have my laptop with me, and I probably won't be the only one! :) Unfortunately, I don't have a burner on mine, but I'm sure we can figure something else.

    I'm going to guess that at least one other person will have a laptop with a burner, so if you bring a few blank CDs, I'm sure someone would be happy to burn your photos for you and free up the card :)
     
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    There are portable, digital storage devices. Some even have a built in viewer. The might be more expensive than cards though.

    I have seen small USB storage devices for a pretty low price...I don't know if people are using them for photos or not.
     
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    Sweeet! I'll bring CDs!!!! :) :) :)
     
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    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sandisk is probably the biggest player in the flash card world, and they have a really good reputation. More than likely, just about any manufacturer would be fine.

    The high-speed cards are just capable of saving pictures faster, which would really be used if you are shooting a lot of photos in a very short amount of time. I have a standard speed Sandisk card for my D70 and am very happy with it. I also have Lexar and PNY cards and haven't had any problems with any of them.
     
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    Thanks! I've got that particular card on my wishlist on newegg. I've ~ALMOST~ got enough money to buy the camera..well, actually, I DO have enough money to buy the camera, but the the card yet! (the cam is $899 right now, I have $902 in savings!) Just gotta pay a few more bills off...
     

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