Am I stuffed ? Convert a CF slot into a SD ?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Robb, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. Robb

    Robb Guest

    OK , firstly , no flames about my crap camera . mine broke so I'm borrowing
    a friends.

    It has a HUGE 4mb picture card in it !!!!!!!!!

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/DC210/DC210Acgi.HTM

    Quote ...

    The DC210 has no "hardwired" memory, relying instead on removable "Kodak
    Picture Cards," which are tiny (1 3/8 x 1 5/8 inch) (35 x 41 mm) flash
    memory cards conforming to the CompactFlash (CF) standard. A 4-megabyte (MB)
    Picture Card ships with the camera, and additional cards ranging in size
    from 2 MB to 30 MB (!) can readily be purchased on the open market.

    Now , wanting to got a bigger memory , I bought a 256 MB SD CARD SECURE
    DIGITAL MEMORY CARD

    I think I bought the wrong item , apart from the picture card in the camera
    being bigger than the SD card I have bought , it also seems that it is the
    wrong format , the slot on the camara being the old compact flash , CF
    type ) in it .

    I thought I might be able to get an adapter so these SD type would fit but
    it seems I'm wrong , and they only make adapters to convert the mini SD type
    into a full size SD type .

    Am I stuffed or is there any way round it .
     
    Robb, Mar 8, 2006
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    dylan Guest

    dylan, Mar 8, 2006
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    SMS Guest

    That's good info. I have an adapter but it protrudes out of the CF size,
    but the one you pointed to doesn't.

    Just remember that it's type II slots only, and many smaller cameras
    can't accept type II cards. Also, many photo places can't take type II
    CF cards, but of course it doesn't matter in this case, since you can
    stick the SD card into the reader.
     
    SMS, Mar 8, 2006
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    [BnH] Guest

    I don't think those camera can take in flash media > 96 mb.
    But looking at your situation, you are stuffed. Just return the SD.

    =bob=
     
    [BnH], Mar 8, 2006
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    SMS Guest

    The cost of a CF to SD adapter, that will fit completely into the
    camera, is more expensive than just buying a CF card. Also, the DC210
    only works with the thinner Type I CF cards, not the thicker Type II
    cards which is needed for the CF to SD adapter that allows the SD card
    to be fully inserted into the adapter.

    You can get 256MB cards that low capacity for about $20 these days, if
    not for free from someone that doesn't want such a low-capacity card
    anymore.

    Forget it.
     
    SMS, Mar 8, 2006
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    Neil Ellwood Guest

    Just buy a compact flash card.
     
    Neil Ellwood, Mar 8, 2006
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    cyclone Guest

    Anyone know whether there is an impact on write speed using one of these?
    Specifically when bursting with a high speed SD in the adaptor in a Rebel
    350D/XT?

    This link claims adaptor transfer rates of up to 8MB/sec

    http://www.igadget.com.au/catalog/secure-digital-compactflash-card-adapter-t
    ype-p-393.html

    I think I just answered my own question...this link shows fastest transfer
    from XT to Sandisk Extreme III < 5 mb/sec for jpg and < 7mb/sec for raw so
    if adaptor claimed spec is accurate there should be no impact?...
    http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=6007-7699

    Thanks
    Tony
     
    cyclone, Mar 9, 2006
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    dylan Guest

    or just keep it for when you upgrade your camera next, which more than
    likely will use a SD.
     
    dylan, Mar 9, 2006
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    Matt Ion Guest

    Why not just take the card and your camera back to the store, so you can
    return the SD card, and make sure you get the proper replacement?


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