What memory card?

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  1. Atlas77

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    will 4gb do it for me? 8gb cards start to get expensive. And I have heard not to purchase on ebay due to a lot of fake cards around.

    edit: yay! 250 posts

    double edit: your link didnt work for me.
     
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    4gb ought to do you fine. You might want to have one as a backup jist in case, so in that case 2X4gb might be better than 1x8gb.
     
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    darn it - here plug SanDisk Extreme III 4GB SDHC Memory Card and search on amazon for that. I agree avoid Ebay and just head for amazon - the prices there are far better than the bestbuy ones you have there.
    I agree a 4GB should be fine, I have 2 4GB cards and have not used both of htem up in a single days shooting often (like once or twice) and that is shooting all in RAW as well

    this might work:
    http://www.amazon.com/Sandisk-EXTRE...4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1258218112&sr=8-4

    seems to - 8GB EXTREME III at only : $29.50
     
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    Doesn't specifically have to be both 4mb. Even a 2mb card as a backup will hold a couple hundred shots.
     
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    I think i might just go for that extreme you linked me.

    Thanks.
     
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    Actually with shipping its going to be 50$ then add customs to that and thats a lot of money.

    Im gonna head into best buy today to see what they have.
     
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    You're better with a few smaller cards than one big card... if for no other reason, if you lose one, you haven't lost all your images. Plus, they're cheaper that way. 4 4gb cards are generally cheaper than 1 16gb card.
     
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    You can find 8 gb memory cards at walmart for under 20.00 at times. Like others have said, for safety purposes, you might want to go with two 4gb cards.

    I wouldnt put much stock into brands of memory cards, as I have owned several brands and never have had a single failure on any of them whether it be sandisk, Pny, etc. Maybe I have been lucky....who knows. LOL>
     
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    Another thing is the read/write speed of the card. This only comes into play in HD video recording or continuous shooting. A very slow card will lag the camera down. Normal single shot photography, this doesn't matter at all.
     

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