Point and shoot that takes CF cards

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  1. eterrisinCYQX

    eterrisinCYQX TPF Noob!

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    I've decided on a Rebel XTi kit from Newfoundland Camera and Imaging. Good deal and a nice camera. Here's the deal-it takes CF cards, instead of SD cards which I generally use for my camcorder and current point and shoot. My PAS is on its last legs, so my question is-does anyone make a nice point and shoot, for under $350, that takes CF cards? A manual mode would be a plus. Having it fit in my pocket would be nice too, but most point and shoots seem to do that anyway. I really like the Powershot series but I'm not sure if there is a Powershot that takes CF cards.

    Thanks in advance!


     
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    I'm kind of confused as to what you're asking.

    Are you getting the XTi and a new P/S?
     
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    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Why not consider a nikon d40 or d80 that takes SD cards?

    I don't know of any P&S that take CF cards, other then ones a few years old.
     
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    Yeah, that's the plan. I do a lot of snowmobiling, dirtbiking, etc. and carrying a Rebel around for that is probably not a great idea. And I had originally budgeted for a 40D, but I decided on an XTi kit, so I'll have a bit of cash left over, so I thought, why not replace my old Kodak?

    Looks like I might just have to deal with the SD and CF cards; I'd really rather stay away from Nikon.
     
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    Doesn't the 450D also take SD cards?
     
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    eterrisinCYQX TPF Noob!

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    450D? Never heard of it. On the off chance you meant the 40D, nope. CF cards only.
     
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    450D is the new Rebel XSI
    and I think it does use SD
     
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    I've also looked for a decent P&S that takes CF cards...and I haven't been able to find any made in the last 2 or 3 years.

    The best option may be a Canon G6 (I think). The G series are very good P&S cameras but they switched away from CF cards a few years ago.
     
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    Yes, the new Rebel XSi (450D) uses SD cards.
     

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