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    I have a Canon S40 and I have used it in cold condition like below 0C. It'll work fine but you'll find that the camera will work slower, ie when you switch on the camera, the lense will extend out slower than usual. And the zooming action will be slower too. Your biggest problem will be battery life. Get extra batteries and keep them warm. As for CF cards, i guess any major brands like Sandisk, Lexar, Kingston, Transcend etc will work fine. Personally, I use Sandisk CF card for my S40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witness
    i juz came back from korea....

    at -15 deg....my normal digi still worked..... the prob is the batt drain..... but i dun know about yours though...

    anyway good to get a disposal camera or something as a backup there ya....

    btw....only the unasked question is stewpid..... so no worries here....

    cheers....
    I've never tried taking pictures in cold weather with my current digicam (It's Canon Powershot S45 by the way) so I wouldn't know whether it will work. *cross fingers*

    Disposable camera? I've seen pictures from disposable cameras.. Most of them usually turn out to be very dark and noisy. Any particular recommendations for a good disposable camera?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelccm
    I have a Canon S40 and I have used it in cold condition like below 0C. It'll work fine but you'll find that the camera will work slower, ie when you switch on the camera, the lense will extend out slower than usual. And the zooming action will be slower too. Your biggest problem will be battery life. Get extra batteries and keep them warm. As for CF cards, i guess any major brands like Sandisk, Lexar, Kingston, Transcend etc will work fine. Personally, I use Sandisk CF card for my S40.
    I appreciate your detailed post. Now, I know what to expect during cold weather conditions.

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    For that kind of whether, keep atleast 1 or 2 spare batts.
    The slow Kingston or Hagiwara CF will do.

    For cold weather I strongly advice you not use the LCD monitor. Use the viewfinder. 1st reason battery, 2nd if you're not lucky the minus temp can damage the LCD. I've been to titlis last year, my camera's EVF blackout after a while. After that whenever I turn ON the camera it always take several miutes to light-up. After several months now, the EVF is back to normal condition .

    Enjoy your trip, Switzerland is a beautiful country

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caussway
    For that kind of whether, keep atleast 1 or 2 spare batts.
    The slow Kingston or Hagiwara CF will do.

    For cold weather I strongly advice you not use the LCD monitor. Use the viewfinder. 1st reason battery, 2nd if you're not lucky the minus temp can damage the LCD. I've been to titlis last year, my camera's EVF blackout after a while. After that whenever I turn ON the camera it always take several miutes to light-up. After several months now, the EVF is back to normal condition .

    Enjoy your trip, Switzerland is a beautiful country
    Extremely useful tip Caussway

    I'll make sure my LCD is turned off when I'm at Mt Titlis. I'll definitely bring 3 batteries when I'm up at Mt Titlis.

    Question: This will be my first trip up the mountains. What type of clothings did you wear at Mt Titlis (Will normal winter coat suffice or do I need to buy a windbreaker/parka/waterproof coat??).. and what kind of boots would you recommend? Thanks lots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeWolf
    You are all WRONG!!

    People are talking about Compact Flash Card here.
    Compact flash card is the device. The interface is PC Card type I. Old name for the interface is call PCMCIA. Hence u can buy a PC type I to type II adapter and put into your notebook PCMCIA slot and you will see a drive appear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeWolf
    You are all WRONG!!

    People are talking about Compact Flash Card here.
    You need to go back begining to read again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammyboy
    You need to go back begining to read again.
    ur nick is a bit disturbing...
    sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianmole
    I'm going up Mt Titlis for a few hours only. I won't be spending my entire holiday there. I remembered reading in some photopgraphy forums that S45 can withstand cold.. not extreme cold though.

    Perhaps, I should buy a P&S camera when I'm going up Mt Titlis... Comments??

    Anyone selling Olympus Mju II, let me know. I might be interested to buy this for my trip. Thanks!
    I have used my fren's S45 b4 so I estimated it to be 2hrs+ with LCD on and some viewing (thats in Sunny singapore) , I shudder to think how much juice it has at that kind of temperature. Less than 1 hr?


    Put the S45 in ur Nice Warm coat pocket (or where ever it is warm ) to prevent the cold weather shortening the battery life.
    Take it out, shoot a few shots and put in back to the nice warm pocket again.
    (Repeat as necessary till you're out of there)

    The Singaporean Mt Everst Climber took a Canon camera (IXUS i think) up there with him. Talk abt cold....hmm I wonder if the lens fog up there when it is pulled out from the warm pocket.

    So...since ur S45 is a Canon..lol its pretty much "tested" before.

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    Thank you Winston!

    I think I'll be buying 2 spare batteries just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoelse
    Compact flash card is the device. The interface is PC Card type I. Old name for the interface is call PCMCIA. Hence u can buy a PC type I to type II adapter and put into your notebook PCMCIA slot and you will see a drive appear.
    no one was asking about connecting to a PC/notebook. thread starter was asking about the diff of compact flash type I & II.


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    Precisly - "diff of compact flash type I & II"
    Difference type I and II -- size/spec/look. Not about "what is a compact flash".
    You think the original poster don't know what is a compact flash? He is asking the difference between type I and II.




    adrainmole: "Kingston CFCs? Regular ones means Type I or Type II?"
    - Explain the difference between the 2, what to get.

    hewolf: "Type II is thicker, and is actually a mini HDD (hence with moving parts).
    check your cam's manual to see if it is compatible with CF type II. If not explicitly stated, then most likely it's not."
    - Again, telling there is a type II and ask to check manual for which to use.

    ckiang: "CF Type II is not necessary a mini-HDD or MicroDrive. Flash memory CF Type II is also available, but they are rarer now. So you don't have to worry. Most of the sub 4GB CF cards you get in the market are CF Type 1."
    - More explanation of type II.

    hazekang: "Yo hi there, don't think u r the stupidest, i have never heard of Mt Titlis b4....
    n i asked the type I/II question too haha"
    - Also want to know more about type I/II.

    Whoelse trying to explain the "Type" interface in the market.
    Last edited by sammyboy; 16th February 2005 at 12:31 PM.

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    Obviously everyone here know how a CF look like. Ok, everyone very clever clap clap.
    Since everyknow got the ans, maybe we stop here.
    Last edited by whoelse; 16th February 2005 at 12:56 PM.

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