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30th of September 2003 (Tue), 00:26
Currently I am using a Kingston 256mb CF card for my A70, I need to get another 256mb CF card for my camera, did anyone outthere have any idea which CF card to choose:
I need some cheap solution..hehe.
Btw, I also need some new fast charger and batteries,
I check with the market, and there are few available:
1. Sanyo 2100mAh
2. GP 2100mAh
3. Panasonic 2100mAh
which is the best among all listed or durable among all?
I am blurred..
30th of September 2003 (Tue), 10:37
You are on the right track; I've had no problem using a 256 meg CF card... to date. And I use a Nimh Panasonic and have had no problems with that either.
Shop around for the card tho; as prices do vary.
30th of September 2003 (Tue), 12:33
For the brands you listed I guess that you have to choose the cheapest since they all are good
30th of September 2003 (Tue), 13:21
I use sandisk 256mb and lexar 12x 256mb - all works OK
1850 or 2100 mah
30th of September 2003 (Tue), 17:16
I've been using Ray-O-Vac 1 hour rechargeables. They are inexpensive and readily available (WalMart). If you have a few sets, you are never without power. I've never bothered with an AC power pack - it just isn't necessary. Ray-O-Vac now has 2000mAh cells that come with a 15 minute charger! I would probably go with those if I was starting over. Remember - cheap, readily available, reliable, 15 minute charge - what more could you want??
1st of October 2003 (Wed), 06:13
I also been thinking of choosing the cheapest among the brand listed. Anyway currently I am using Carrefour 1200mAh Batteries and charger. I also have a set of GP 1600mAh batteries for my A70.
15 minutes charger is fast, but definately will damage the batteries.. imagine that a normal overnite charger charge a 1800mAh batteries at 150mA for 14 hours and let say if the "superfast" chargers charge the same batteries at 15 minutes, that means the charger pumps 600mA into your batteries in 15 minutes....this will shorten the lifespan of the batteries 4 times shorter!
Anyway thanks for your info...I been thinkin of getting a 4 hour charger...still looking for more info...
1st of October 2003 (Wed), 21:11
150mA, whats the mA, from reading ur post i'm guessing its how much "battery power" gets shoved into the battery?
I have 100min charger, powerbase 2100 nic met hyd. Does the job.
So i can't help u with personal experience. But cheaper = better, but as long as there reliable. Ive heard bad things in this forum about scandisk normal. But then they bouight a new one and it seemed ok. The speed difference wont make a difference in your camera, go to the review at http://www.dpreview.com/articles/mediacompare/
Batteries, i'd take into account what cheewooi said, and determine if u want a fast charge or a longer life span. Fast charge would be nice, but just do them the night before. (i usualy forget and have to wake up really early and hope there done).
1st of October 2003 (Wed), 23:08
You're correct cA70!
150mA is mili amperes (current) in electronic jargon! It means how much of current is charged into your batteries in 1 hour time.
3rd of October 2003 (Fri), 09:02
I just got back from a two week trip. First week, I took about 200 pics a day and trickle charged the bats every night regardless. The second week I wasn't bothered if I ran out of power and decided to let the batteries flatten. In the end I took 344 Images + 8 sound files + 41 Movies that week (2 * 512 card) and the batteries refused to go flat. I even played all the movies one night in an attempt to get the 'change batteries' message!
For the record:----
The Batteries are ANSMANN energy 2200 NiMH fast chargeables.
The CF cards are RAMSTAR 512's
I recommend both.
BTW:- These batteries reached a good performance (i.e. all day heavy(ish) use after 2 re-charges.
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