Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 529 posts, RR: 18 Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1431 times:
I opted for CF as I have heard tales of failure of microdrive after dropping, and corruption of microdrive when used in card reader. I seemed to me that a mechanically complex device like a microdrive would be inherently more prone to failure than the solid state CF card.
I also felt that the higher capacity of the microdrive was not a greta advantage - I'd rather have 2 or 3 CF cards (with some redundancy) than a single microdrive, which I'd probably drop, loose, or render unusable at some point.
I believe that in bench testing CF cards are also a little faster.
737heavy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 601 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1405 times:
I have 2 microdrives and I used them both in USB CF readers and I haven't had any problems. Depends what format you want to use. On the D60 a RAW image will take up around 6mb. If you don't want RAW you shouldn't need as much space.
www.21store.com do 256mb CF for £90 or you can now get the new 1gb CF card. You can probably get cheaper elsewhere. Everything costs more in the UK.
Dan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1289 times:
Off the cards and on to batteries. 7dayshop.com has a "Canon BP-511 equivalent" for just £18 (usually about £50!). The equivalent obviously means its not Canon, will it be of less quality or is it worth snapping up?
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 529 posts, RR: 18 Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1282 times:
That is tempting - I guess is the same one sold in UK shops for around £35. I thought about these when I bought my D30, but was told they don't hold their charge as well (mind you, this was from a sales person).
I was thinking of buying one as an emergency backup, but since the battery life on the Canon has been so good, it hasn't been a priority. But at that price, I think I'll get one or two.