Are CF memory cards being phased out ?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by hdsalinas, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. hdsalinas macrumors 6502

    hdsalinas

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    I am planning on getting a canon XTI camera soon. The only thing about it that I dont really like is that is uses CF cards instead of the more popular SD cards.

    I have a old Olympus c3000 that I got in 2001 which uses smartmedia cards. Last week I was looking for a replacement card but only one of out of like 10 places had one. Some had no idea what was I talking about.

    Do you think that CF cards are going to disappearg from the market soon, or is there still a healthy demand for them to keep it alive for a few more years?
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    CF seems to be being phased out of consumer cameras, but I think pretty much all professional SLRs still use CF and will for a while.
     
  3. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    They'll be around for a long time. Almost all pro gear still uses them.
     
  4. Chromako macrumors member

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    Another vote. CF cards are far better, just more expensive, usually. They'll stay on with the professional equipment, if Canon is smart. Which they generally are.
     

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