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GrahamDee
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Just ordered my new 70d, and have yet to buy a memory card.

Does the 70d support a 128GB card?

I can't find anything anywhere what it does/does not support. I assume a new camera will, but I don't want to buy something and find it doesn't work.

If I set my camera to take max size .jpegs, how many pics can I expect it to hold?

(Not yet into RAW or video)

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Why don't you download the manual? The answers to your questions (and many more) can be found there.

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I already have. It only says some of the types of cards, not what I'm after.

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GrahamDee wrote in post #16367438external link
I already have. It only says some of the types of cards, not what I'm after.

Yes it will, the 70D will support SDXC memory cards...............

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Look harder...

Page 2 lists the cards and further says "regardless of size."

Page 117 addresses number of images on an 8 gb card. 1000 at highest resolution jpeg. Ask yourself do you want a 128gb card? It will hold roughly 16000 jpegs. Some people would suggest you buy three or four 32 gb cards and rotate them. That way should a card fail you won't loose so much.

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John from PA wrote in post #16367499external link
Some people would suggest you buy three or four 32 gb cards and rotate them. That way should a card fail you won't loose so much.

Exactly. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

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ungraphic wrote in post #16367570external link
Exactly. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

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One card failure and you lose everything. Yikes!!

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You guys are talking about 128GB cards and I'm happy with my 1GB card for my 30D. :)

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Midlife Crisis wrote in post #16367711external link
You guys are talking about 128GB cards and I'm happy with my 1GB card for my 30D. :)

For my 50D I have three CF cards:

2gb Sandisk Ultra II
16gb Kingston Elite Pro 133X
16gb Sandisk Extreme III 30mb/s

For my 70D I have three as well,

8gb Kingston
16gb Sandisk Extreme 80mb/s
32gb Sandisk Ultra 20mb/s <--- to slow to record in 1080p

Yeah, its nice to have everything on one disk... but if anything happens to it (lost, stolen, corrupt, accidental format, etc) my god... I would cry, especially with personal photographs from vacations and such, those photos are priceless.

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Two 8gb cards suit me fine. Will upgrade when I get my 6d (mainly as they won't be compatible) and two 16gb ones will be about right - wouldn't want to 'put all of my eggs in one basket'

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IMHO one large card is a disaster waiting to happen. Find the sweet spot on dollar/gigabyte of quality memory cards and buy several(usually 16 or 32 gig cards give the best value).

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I use PNY 32 GB cards, when shooting RAW and/or video that size seems to be perfect. 128gb cards have a premium due to the density...but SD cards are so small I would rather have a collection of 32s instead of one big accident waiting to happen.

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I use a 16GB card for general use. For shots that matter, I use 4 4G cards and carry a portable backup device in my pocket. During a lull in the action, I switch cards and back-up the full(ish) card to the backup device. I use Creative Zen media player. It is really an MP3 player, but it can use SDHC cards, and it can download content to the device. It is half the size of a deck of cards. Beautiful.

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So, what you're saying, is that its not the size that matters?

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Buy the biggest card that will hold a full day's shooting. Much better to have all your eggs in one safe, secure, basket than to try and juggle three or four baskets of eggs.

I've never lost an image from memory card failure in over 15 years of use. I have, however, lost images by losing a memory card. I've also seen my friend turn puce as she realised that she'd just pressed 'Format' on a card full of unsaved images, rather than the blank card she thought was in the camera.

SD cards, in particular, are fiddly little things. It's very easy to drop one while swapping them over. It's very easy for them to slip out of a pocket. It's very easy to put one 'somewhere safe' in the heat of the moment and forget about it totally.

But having just one card, that will last all day, means that the only way you can lose the card is to lose the camera. Yes, if the card should fail (never happened to me) then you've lost a lot of images - assuming that the numerous card recovery programs can't bring them back. But using more than one card multiplies, several-fold, the chances of losing some of your images.

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