Secure Digital vs. Compact Flash

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Sobek5150, Jan 26, 2007.

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Pick your Poison, er Flash Memory..

Poll closed Feb 2, 2007.
  1. Secure Digital

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Compact Flash

    5 vote(s)
    83.3%
  1. Sobek5150

    Sobek5150 TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone! I hope all is well and that one of you will be able to answer a question. As the thread's title suggests, my question is: What is the difference between SD and CF? Besides the obvious size difference, are there others that make one better than the other? This is just one of the many areas of comparison I've been attempting to make between camera's recently. If anyone could enlighten me, I would be grateful. Happy shooting.
     
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    ericande TPF Noob!

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    I believe that CF can have faster read/write speeds, larger capacity. SD cards are smaller and I like them because I can pop them right in my laptop or TV.
     
  3. fmw

    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think it is silly reason to choose a camera. Choose a camera for a good reason and then use whatever media it needs.
     
  4. Sobek5150

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    It would be a silly reason to purchase a camera solely based on what media type it takes, agreed. Yet I believe when purchasing an item, one should look into all of its features. By stating it was one of the "many areas of comparison" I felt it was accepted that I wasn't purchasing solely on the difference in storage device. Also, I think its important to clear up that when I don't know the difference between items and ask a question, I look forward to helpful answers, not comments based on assumptions. Thank you ericande for your description. I thought as much.
     
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    The advice I gave you was intended to be helpful. It was good advice.
     

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