Curious...why don't you guys buy this
Question: where does it put the files on that hard disk? What I mean is, are all the pictures put in the top level directory? Or is there a new directory created each time you insert a card? The reason I ask is if you reset the file numbering each time you format the card in the camera, then you get identically named files. Or if you have one set of photos from this card, another set from a different card (or second use of the first card), and you want to keep photos grouped.
By the way, my nicely-priced 2G ultra-two card from buy.com, still has not shipped...
On my 10D I would get about 166'ish on a 1G flashcard. I would expect your Rebel should be about the same.
Aaron Wilson wrote:
What card are you using on your 20d and how does it run? Is the 20d like the mark2? As fare as speed? On my way to pick up my 20D!!
That is about what I get with a 512 mb card and jpeg, . Still have not heard that my card has shipped. From Buy.com everyone, buy.com.
You all can e-mail them for me and someone else saying what you have heard about their slow service.
All you rich people, with healthy cameras, I have you all beat. I am getting some shots that are not bad with my Canon Elph!
And they sure upload a lot faster. I noticed that right off, but didn't stop to think that is because they are smaller files.
Have fun with your "big people" cameras. Remember Noblesse Oblige. That means that your shots must be stupendous. I can do turn in just about any old shot, it is the camera's fault. With your "guns", you ain't got the camera to blame.
Gotta keep thinkin' here.
A good resolution pic on here is about 100kb so for the majority of shots, unless you want to turn them into posters, it makes little odds how many mega bits you throw at it.
I miss some of the choices I have on my Rebel. And the lens switching. That is one reason I am asking permission so much, I have to get closer. Have a bit of a telephoto on the Elph, but not enough to take a "people" shot without being obvious.
So, I do miss that, and a few other things, otherwise, the Elph is fine right now.
And the files upload so much faster. Every time I add files my PC acts up, even the smaller files, but it is not acting up as much.
ginger (37% of my hard drive is free, that should be fine, shouldn't it? My hard drive likes 45%)
Sorrry Ginger I did not realise you had changed your camera, I was looking at the elph as a point and click when the rebel is just too big, maybe soon.
I bought a 160gb external hard drive for my laptop and put all my pics straight onto that so it keeps the limited space on the laptop free. It runs much more quickly now.
best deal i've seen in a while: sandisk 1gb card, it's an ultra 2
Two gig for $169 at http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecsplash/shop/detail.asp?dpno=377446
In the last 20 minutes they've already sold 4 of the 30 cards they had. Order fast.
I've cancelled my buy.com order. Bought a second card from them. First card took two weeks to arrive. I'm tired of their slow order fulfillment. Cancelled buy.com, ordered from the above instead.
Wow! I ordered my card from ecost last night, with over-night delivery, and Fed Ex tried to deliver this morning! This is a huge difference in my experience with buy.com which took nearly two weeks. They still have this card in-stock if anyone still wants one.