Finepix S602 Zoom Smart Media Card Max Size?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Alan, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Evening peeps

    I wonder if anyone could enlighten me as to the max media size taken by
    the above camera. Its about 4 years old and I currently have a 128Mb
    card (bought 4 years ago).

    Looking to go on an extended holiday and take many pictures!

    Also looking for best place to purchase same in the UK.

    TIA

    Cheers

    Alan
     
    Alan, Apr 19, 2006
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  2. I believe that 128 MB is the maximum size for Smart Media.
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Apr 19, 2006
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  3. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Doh!

    I guess that answers that question somewhat conclusively then.

    Cheers

    Alan
     
    Alan, Apr 20, 2006
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    Peter Page Guest

    I wonder if anyone could enlighten me as to the max media size taken by
    SmartMedia cards never got any bigger than 128MB and are probably very hard
    to find nowdays.

    If the S602Z is like the S602Z Pro, then it can also use Compact Flash
    cards; - just put it in the "microdrive" slot and you're done.
     
    Peter Page, Apr 20, 2006
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  5. I believe as Peter Page noted in his post that you can use CF cards in your
    602Z. With the price and capacity of Compact Flash cards, it is a good
    choice. I'm pretty sure that your camera uses the FAT16 filesystem which
    means that it won't recognize any more the 2 GB of space on a CF card. 2
    gigs is huge for that camera anyway, and my feeling is that it's better to
    have a few smaller capacity cards rather then one large one. That way, if
    one card malfunctions while you're on a vacation in some lush tropical
    paradise, you still have at least one more card to use.
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Apr 21, 2006
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  6. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Thanks guys

    For some reason I was thinking that the CF type II slot would only take
    an IBM micro drive rather than CF cards as well.

    Fujitsu had an IBM 1Gb micro drive on their site for £39.99 but upon
    mature refection as I think it may be somewhat more fragile, worse value
    and consume more power, I have ordered a couple of 512 MB CF cards from
    Crucial which cost me £28 (please don't all write and tell me where I
    could have bought them cheaper!).

    Thanks for the input.

    Cheers

    Alan
     
    Alan, Apr 21, 2006
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    Ray Jeffery Guest

    Ray Jeffery, Apr 21, 2006
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  8. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Cheers for this guys - my CF cards turned up this morning and work a dream.

    Whilst not a photography (more a point and shoot with everything turned
    to auto person) I carefully selected the camera when I bought it in 2002
    and despite it not having the headline megapixels of today have been
    very pleased with the quality of photographs it takes. I certainly have
    no intention of retiring it.

    Any suggestions as to the best way of photographing the starlit night
    sky whilst lying on my back (without tripod) in the wilds?

    Cheers

    Alan
     
    Alan, Apr 22, 2006
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  9. Hi:
    I also got the s602Zoon in 2002.
    I spent 6 months living in Saigon, Vietnam with that camera and it held
    up flawlessly.
    The only problem with the camera is the adapter you have to put on the
    front for filters or lenses.

    May I suggest getting Powerex 2500 batteries for it.
    You can shoot at 6M-H and have power to spare.
    I use media cards but first bought a 1 gig micro drive which I use all
    the time.
    I bought the smart cards in case I was caught in Vietnam with a broken
    micro drive.
    Soon I hope to get a Nikon D200

    Good Luck.

    The Fuji helped me take a picture in Saigon that made it around the world.
     
    NAVY CORPSMAN, Apr 22, 2006
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  10. My first digicam was the Fuji 6900Z, the presursor to the 602Z. It's still
    around although hardly ever sees any use since I've moved on up to using
    DSLRs. Just wait until you get that Nikon D200, you will love it. I have a
    D50 and that camera is great, the D200 is beyond the D50.
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Apr 22, 2006
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