Digital Camera memory sticks..which brand? does it matter?

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  1. Jdm_rsx macrumors 6502

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    i recently just purchased an sony L1 and im in the market for additional memory stick, so heres the problem..

    Sony
    Sandisk
    Lexar

    Other brands?

    which would you prefer?
    does it really matter?
    thanks!
     
  2. Benj macrumors regular

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    I have a variety of compact flash cards from all over the place. Never noticed any real difference in performance (in a Cannon EOS 300D/Rebel) from the cheapest to the most expensive.

    The only reason I tend to go with recognised brands is because I feel there is less chance of the thing stopping working or being a lemon.

    That said any of the three brands you mention are all reputable so I wouldn't worry too much about this.
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I only use SanDisk or Lexar flash memory. Others may be reliable but I don't care to gamble.
     
  4. Jdm_rsx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i am only worried because some claimed that sony > sandisk > lexar > others

    is this order true?

    some just say that sandisk and lexar will or can crap out on you anyminute...in another words, just unreliable...
     
  5. caveman_uk Guest

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    I've had three crucial compact flash cards crap out on me out of the five I've bought over the last couple of years (two on first use - one with 90 pics on it) so I'll never buy any of them again. I've used normal Sandisk cards as well and have never had any issues with them - just as it should be.
     
  6. Jdm_rsx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    has anyone here ever noticed that sony came out with the hi-speed memory sticks?

    do those make a difference or is it just designed solely for the PSP?

    whats the benefit of using it in the digital camera?
     
  7. Jdm_rsx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hey guys, i was just checking out some computer websites and memory stick places...

    whats better? to have a pro duo with HIGHSPEED OR MEDIA?

    it seems that it cant have both..

    so...need some opinion here...
     
  8. krimson macrumors 65816

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    i'd suggest posting on the dpreview.com's storage forum instead. or just scroll through the existing threads, many of which answer your questions already.
     
  9. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    haven't had a problem with sandisk, i use their 1gig and 512 cards when shooting. had one lexar crap out on me about two years ago...
     
  10. Jdm_rsx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im sorry i didnt know such forum existed..
     
  11. Jdm_rsx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hey all,
    sadly i just searched the forums

    they were only talkin about the specs and such...

    anyone else here can give me an opinion about this?
     
  12. krimson macrumors 65816

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    no need to say sorry, just trying to help :)

    anyhoo.. check the xfer/write rate on your camera, and compare it with the specs on the mcard, that should help you tell if it'll help. I've noticed that most of the high end cards already exceed write rates on the cameras. Probably cause my cameras (all nikons) are older now.

    Anyhoo... most of my cards are Sandisk (ultraII), and i haven't had any problem with them. I've had a microdrive die on me, and my lexar's are only for backup.

    My questions for you L1 are, would you be using the Burst mode much? How bout movies?
    If you'll mainly be just shooting random things, then the regular card should be more than enough. Especially for a point & shoot.

    basically, get the best you can afford. :D
     

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