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Cards For D60?

Tue Jul 09, 2002 10:40 pm

So, it seems like the D60 I ordered just a week ago is now available for me to collect  Wow!

Damn, and I thought I'd got several weeks to save up!  Big grin

So, the question is - microdrive or compact flash cards?

Anyone any opinion? More interested in reliability/usability than price-per-megabyte issues.

Thanks,

Andy
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RE: Cards For D60?

Wed Jul 10, 2002 12:52 am

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.

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RE: Cards For D60?

Wed Jul 10, 2002 2:52 am

not sure about shipping to the UK, but Micron (www.crucial.com) has some great CF prices. I just ordered a 256 meg card, with 2 day Fed Ex Shipping and Tax, for $90 US.

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RE: Cards For D60?

Wed Jul 10, 2002 3:45 am

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.

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RE: Cards For D60?

Wed Jul 10, 2002 3:50 am

256mb compact flash card is £80 inc P+P (I think) from 7dayshop.com...
 
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RE: Cards For D60?

Wed Jul 10, 2002 4:56 am

$80!!

I payed £100 for my 256mb and thought I was getting a good deal!
 
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RE: Cards For D60?

Wed Jul 10, 2002 5:42 am

from iomega back in april i got 340mb cards for $80 U.S. (80 euro) each- at that price i took 4 of em.

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RE: Cards For D60?

Wed Jul 10, 2002 8:24 am

On a 1GB microdrive I get something like 414 HQ JPEG images. Obviously the number drops with RAW images.

COSTCO here (Price club) had SanDisk 128MB CF cards for $65.00 the other day. I grabbed 4.
 
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RE: Cards For D60?

Wed Jul 10, 2002 1:47 pm

Costco has the Sandisk 128mb card for $65, plus free shipping.

 
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RE: Cards For D60?

Wed Jul 10, 2002 2:16 pm

Oops, I need my medication. I meant to say Amazon.com sorry for the mistake.
 
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RE: Cards For D60?

Wed Jul 10, 2002 4:23 pm

Thanks for the responses guys...

Just wish we had your CF prices over here in the UK  Sad Buying them cheap might be a good excuse to use up those frequent flyer miles and hop over the pond.

I think I've settled on CF for now as no doubt I'd end up dropping the microdrive!  Nuts A couple of 256k to start with, and more when I go to the States! Big grin

Thanks again,

Andy
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RE: Cards For D60?

Fri Jul 12, 2002 5:55 am

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?
 
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RE: Cards For D60?

Fri Jul 12, 2002 6:37 am

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.

Cheers,

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RE: Cards For D60?

Fri Jul 12, 2002 3:59 pm

I have another non-canon battery and it holds chage and lasts longer than the actual canon one!

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