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#52875 7-Dec-2009 19:04
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I just purchased a new camera for my wee one.  Got it for nix (~$25) but it didn't come with any cables/ software.  All it needs is an SD card & a couple of AA batteries.

I downloaded the manual for it, and it states:

Support for SD memory card for memory expansion
You may wish to expand the memory capacity (up to 512MB capacity) by using an external memory card.

Umm, what? 512MB?  What will happen if I chuck 2GB at it?

BTW, it a Vivitar Vivicam5385 in case you were wondering...


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  #280093 7-Dec-2009 19:09
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What were you expecting for that price

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  #280096 7-Dec-2009 19:12
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Agreed, that is what you get for $25.


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  #280097 7-Dec-2009 19:16
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Ahahaha thanks for your input :-)

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  #280139 7-Dec-2009 21:01
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512mb is pretty good really... I get about 500 shots from my 512mb card in my Fjui S5000 @ 3mp.

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  #280145 7-Dec-2009 21:14
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Try a 2GB card, it should work fine. Bear in mind though some older cameras take longer to start up or take an image with a larger card though usually larger cards actually run much faster as they are newer.

Good price for the camera but. I'd happily pay that for a second throw-around one.

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  #280394 8-Dec-2009 14:30
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If anything, it will probably only address the first 512MB. More than likely, it's old so that was the highest capacity at the time. Our old Samsung camera said the same thing, but it seems to work up to 2GB.

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  #280532 8-Dec-2009 22:35
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paradoxsm: Try a 2GB card, it should work fine. Bear in mind though some older cameras take longer to start up or take an image with a larger card though usually larger cards actually run much faster as they are newer.

I've got a brand new Fuji that takes 8 seconds to start up with a 16Gb Adata class 6 SD card and 2 seconds with the same spec Kingston.


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  #280552 8-Dec-2009 23:39
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That's odd, if the card were a "class 2" or something I could understand but class 6 should fly.

My "Adata" 8GB micro sdhc class 4 cards simply had a layer of paint on top of a 8GB Sandisk card!. The cards have strangely enough been utterly fantastic once the extra paint was scratched off as they were often that little bit too thick!

I should upload a pic of one to show what I mean as it's quite bizzare they went to that level of rebranding a Sandisk.

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  #280837 9-Dec-2009 14:59
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was it a real sandisk they rebranded or one of the many many fakes?


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