How much on a card.

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  1. Lensmeister

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    ok so my Fuji Finepix 2800Zoom has come to a end ... and I am left with a Fuji finepix A204 only.

    BUT ......


    I am looking in to getting a Canon Digital SLR in the future. Possible a D10, 300D or a 350D if the right deal is available.

    So I have some questions to ask! As I seem to get some rather strange looks from photo shops ... see other post for more info .... lol

    1. How many pictures would I get on a 256MB or 512MB or 1GB compact flash card ?
    2. Would any of the above cameras be any good for sports photography ?
    3. If I take a fast action photos will the write to memory card be fast or would that need a diffrent type of card ?
    4. Do the above cameras come with a built in flash ?
    5. Weight; are they the same sort of weight as say a EOS 10 35 mm camera ?
    6. What sort of price can I expect for one of the above for a body only with a compact flash card and the wires, manual, etc. ?


    Thanks for the help and if anyone knows of somewhere in the South of England that does REALLY cheap deals on these can they let me know please. .....
     
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    1. How many pictures would I get on a 256MB or 512MB or 1GB compact flash card ?

    depends on what setting you have it on - on my 8MB camera I get 109 RAW images on a 1GB card.

    2. Would any of the above cameras be any good for sports photography ?
    yes they all will - but it depends on the lens you use - and what type of sports?

    3. If I take a fast action photos will the write to memory card be fast or would that need a diffrent type of card ?
    The spped cameras write to cards is slowish however, the camera buffer will enable some quick FPS - have a look at some reviews to see just how fast.
    heres some good sites
    http://www.steves-digicams.com/default.htm
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/
    http://www.dpreview.com/

    4. Do the above cameras come with a built in flash ?
    yes - 300d and 350d, again the reviews will tell you the range etc

    5. Weight; are they the same sort of weight as say a EOS 10 35 mm camera ?
    i would always suggest you handle them its not just weight - i dont get on with the 350D grip

    6. What sort of price can I expect for one of the above for a body only with a compact flash card and the wires, manual, etc. ?

    this varies considerably - have a look at some sites like jessops.com and 7dayshop.com for a retail and web price

    have a look in a photomag - like Digital Photo and see prices
    warehouseexpress.com
    dabs.com
    7dayshop.co.uk
    digitalfirst.co.uk
    pixmania.com
     
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    The type of sports will be Non League Football (soccer)

    only 109 .... ? ...... kinda hoping for more on a 1GB card... in the jpg format more would be possible ?

    Thanks etaf ....
     
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    in jpg format at lowest setting it moves into 1000's
    depends on what you want to do with the final image -
    Print out 10x8" or stick on a website

    see edit on my post above

    its also about the lens not just the camera
     
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    my 20d (8.2mp) gets 249 of the best quality jpegs on a 1gb card.
     
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    My 300d gets about 280 pics on a 1gb card, but I recently bought a 2 gb microdrive and that will fit 571 pics in 6.3 megapixel glory in JPEG mode.
     
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    Thanks all ... I have some more research to do and more questions probably.
     

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