Newbie needs help wth CF card for Oly C-8080


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Baileydew

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Hi all,

First all of, thanks for reading my post.

I am a newbie in digital photography and have recently got myself an Olympus C-8080 WZ digicam.

I intend to get a 256 or 512 MByte CF card for the camera.
I would like to know which CF card would you recommend?
I have heard of SanDisk, Hagiwara, Toshiba and Lexar .... is there any difference in these cards when I use them with my Oly 8080? I heard that Oly 8080 can only write at 1 -1.5 MByte per second (12x speed ?) only - wat does dat mean actually? I don't want to spend too much money on a faster speed CF card if the camera cannot use the extra speed.

I am actually looking for a CF card that will be just sufficiently fast enuf for my camera and also reliable.

Thanks all for any replies! Appreciate any advice.

Bailey
 

Madmax

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Newbie here too...hehe...

You do not need the fast cards like the Lexar 40X WA, or Sandisk Ultra II (60X). You camera cannot support this speed and these cards cost a premium. Hence normal high-speed 12X CF cards like the normal Sandisk, Kingston, Hagiwara is good enough.

Anyway, 1X=150KB/sec. Hence 12X=1.8MB/sec

See these links. The prices are very competitive ->

http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=78902
http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=78921
 

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