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    worldpease's Avatar always annoying
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    Hi guys
    in a few days I might go to on a couple of vacations,
    so for the first time since I bought it, I think it would be a good idea to get a memory card for
    my Samsung Digimax 301, cus 16 mb of internal might not be enough.
    So I went to a few websites and this is what I found:

    -128Mb : $10 Panasonic
    -512Mb : $13 Patriot Sig...
    ----1G : $19 PQI

    -at Frys / US Dlls)

    At the moment Im not on a big budget,
    that's the reason for the low prices.

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    From Samsung's figures you can store about 160 photos at 1600x1200 superfine quality on a 128MB card.

    I can't think of many reasons why you would want to take many vacation photos at that sort of resolution/quality, or why you would want to keep more photos than that - people will find you boring if you show more photos than that.

    The trick is to take a few photos of each subject, then review them later and delete all but the best. Professional photographers do exactly that, before digital photography they had to keep them all. A few still keep all their shots just in case there's something in the background they missed which may later prove to be newsworthy, but for the average user that's just a waste of time.

    The patriot seem the best value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx
    From Samsung's figures you can store about 160 photos at 1600x1200 superfine quality on a 128MB card.
    Where did you get that?

    Quote Originally Posted by lynx
    The trick is to take a few photos of each subject, then review them later and delete all but the best.
    Yes, that is exactly what I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worldpease
    Quote Originally Posted by lynx
    From Samsung's figures you can store about 160 photos at 1600x1200 superfine quality on a 128MB card.
    Where did you get that?
    Quote Originally Posted by Samsung
    Capacity (6MB) Approx:
    1600: Super fine - 8, Fine - 15, Normal - 22
    1024: Super fine - 17, Fine - 31, Normal - 45
    640: Super fine - 37, Fine - 65, Normal - 90
    8 in 6MB -> 20 in 16MB (approx) -> 160 in 128MB

    OK, to be more accurate, 8 x 128MB / 6MB = 170, but who's that picky?
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    [QUOTE=lynx]
    Quote Originally Posted by worldpease
    OK, to be more accurate, 8 x 128MB / 6MB = 170, but who's that picky?
    Pfff...Some people
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    dude just go with the 1gb it cant hurt to spend 9 more money's

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    ull be looking at 1-3mb pictures dapending on the camera and settings.

    id say go for a 512mb or a 1gb, 1gb if ur doing videos or ur wanting to take loads of pictures.

    i dont see how u can say ur on a tight budget, $20 isnt very much for a card dude, just go for it u and ur wife or who ever can just spam loads of photos.

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    1gig if you ever plan to shoot vids.
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