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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:35 am 
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I am newbie currently using an E-620 and can not believe what an awesome camera it is. It truly amazes me how 99/100 people recommend only Canon and Nikon... but I digress.

I have two types of memory cards in my camera, a 300X speed 4 gig CF card (figured I'd get the fastest card I could for action shots) and a M+ 2 gig xD card (I actually have 2 they were very inexpensive on sale). I have been shooting with the CF card exclusively until today and find it to shoot and format at insanely quick speeds. I tried the xD card and can not believe how slow it is to format, almost excruciatingly slow, and the continuous frame mode takes pictures at a much slower rate (to be expected I guess?). Other than to copy shots off of my CF card to make more room while I am away from my computer (which seems to be a slow process at best) or for panoramic shots (do I really need the xD card to do this?); I am assuming I will almost exclusively use the CF card. Any feedback is appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:45 am 
The xD camera slot is mostly a vestigial organ as far as I'm concerned. Its basically only there so people who have been loyal to Olympus and played by their rules in the past aren't screwed over and have to buy new memory. Same with Sony's memorystick Duo slot.

If you have xD memory for one reason or another, go ahead and keep a stick in the slot, just in case you run of of room on the CF, but certainly I dont recommend anyone buy into the form.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:53 am 
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Thanks for the straightforward reply.

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E-620 14-42/3.5-4.6 & 40-150/4.0-5.6 each with Hoya UV filters, Hoya polarizing filter, 4 gig 300X Lexar CF card, 2X 2 gig Olympus M+ xD.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:54 am 
Yes, the limit imposed on the panoramic mode is built into the firmware of the card and camera so you are stuck with xD if you want to do those.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:26 pm 
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grahamnp,
thanks for the info as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:02 pm 
I have 2 xd cards (carried over from 2 old point & shoots). Definitely would only use them as absolute last resorts.


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