Compact flash- help!

  Katstar 12:42 04 Aug 05

I'm getting a digital camera and am buying memory cards, but don't understand the difference between ones with 'compact flash' and ones without. Help!

  anchor 13:24 04 Aug 05

There are various types of memory cards, (Smartmedia, XD, Compact Flash, SD, Multimedia and Memory Stick being the common ones). Different manufacturers have chosen to use different types of cards.

Essentially they all do the same job; to store your pictures in the camera after they are taken. You can then download them to a computer using a memory card reader, or software supplied by the camera maker.

The are a few cameras at the cheaper end of the market that only store the pictures on the cameras internal memory. These are best avoided as they are very limiting. You can only take a few before you have to download them, and clear the memory.

Make sure you buy the right type of card for the camera you have chosen.

  Pooke 14:40 04 Aug 05

All the cards are based on the same technology, it doesn't really matter which type of card the camera uses. Just choose the best camera you can afford, then go looking for the right card for it. With the camera you should get a memory card with about 16meg on it. Just take this with you when you shop for another card with bigger memory capacity.

Which camera have you set your "focussed" your sights on?

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