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Postby Durhampro » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:06 am

I am looking for opinions about memory card size. I just got
my G11 and now it is time to accessorize. What would be a
realistic size for a two dive day? I would not want to run out
of space, but I want a separate card for each day as I don't
have room for a laptop. I also shoot only in raw.
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Postby ghn » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:30 am

I think 2Giga Cards are fine.
Try to buy fast cards.

I am using a 4Gb and a 8Gb but they are to big for what you want.

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Postby Durhampro » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:42 am

I was thinking 4 gig cards myself. In raw only mode the G11 can only take 69 shots per gig.
A 4 gig card would theoretically bring me to the edge of my battery life at
approximately 280 shots.
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Postby smb2 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:54 am

I was going to say 4gb as well. One because of battery life and two because it will help avoid putting a huge # of files on an 8gb card.
I am always paranoid about loosing/damaging a card with hundreds of images on it. With a 4gb card you will "make" yourself change out the card after a two tank dive.
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Postby scottg » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:44 am

4gb should be fine, I like sandisk extreme cards

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Postby CompuDude » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:02 pm

4gb is probably fine, consider 8gb if you shoot video... video chews card space way faster than photos do.

Looks for the sweet spot in price, and go for it. If you want to use the cards with your next camera or in another device, don't bother with cards that are undersized by today's standards, even if they would probably work fine short term. (2gb cards fall into this category)

I'm a fan of Sandisk Extreme III cards, look for class 6 or 10, but don't spend TOO much on the fastest cards unless you know your camera can take advantage of the speed... unless you know you'll be using the cards in an eventual upgrade to DSLR which can use the extra speed.
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