Are CF memory cards being phased out ?

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

  1. hdsalinas macrumors 6502


    Aug 28, 2006
    San Pedro Sula, Honduras
    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. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    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


    Mar 14, 2004
    USA! USA!
    They'll be around for a long time. Almost all pro gear still uses them.
  4. Chromako macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2007
    The Wired
    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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