Fuji S5000 Memory card

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Greybeard, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Greybeard

    Greybeard Guest

    Hi
    Being a newbie to the group, I'd like a ask a question that may have been
    asked a thousand times before, but after having a good google I couldn't
    find any suitable answers.
    So I'll ask directly.
    I'm looking at buying the Fuji S5000, but I am not very happy about the
    price of the XD cards. Can one of the little IBM or Hitachi microdrives be
    used. If so, does it need an adaptor or the like.
    I appreciate the advice from the knowledgeable people of this group.
    TIA.

    Daz
     
    Greybeard, Feb 28, 2004
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  2. Greybeard

    Helge Olsen Guest

    No it can't. Furthermore, you'll want a 512mb card, since this camera
    overdoes jpeg compression and sharpening, giving bad jpeg results. RAW is
    really the only option for any serious work with this camera. I have one,
    and the only time I use jpeg is for ISO800 nightshots, since RAW only goes
    up to 400.

    You are welcome.
    /Helge
     
    Helge Olsen, Feb 28, 2004
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  3. Greybeard

    Greybeard Guest

    Thanks for the advice.
    Most appreciated.

    Daz
     
    Greybeard, Feb 28, 2004
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  4. Greybeard

    Dr Fish Guest

    :
    : : > Hi
    : > Being a newbie to the group, I'd like a ask a question that may
    have been
    : > asked a thousand times before, but after having a good google I
    couldn't
    : > find any suitable answers.
    : > So I'll ask directly.
    : > I'm looking at buying the Fuji S5000, but I am not very happy
    about the
    : > price of the XD cards. Can one of the little IBM or Hitachi
    microdrives be
    : > used. If so, does it need an adaptor or the like.
    :
    : No it can't. Furthermore, you'll want a 512mb card, since this
    camera
    : overdoes jpeg compression and sharpening, giving bad jpeg results.
    RAW is
    : really the only option for any serious work with this camera. I have
    one,
    : and the only time I use jpeg is for ISO800 nightshots, since RAW
    only goes
    : up to 400.

    He may want to wait a while for the S7000 to come down in price, that
    takes microdrives.
    :
    :
    : > I appreciate the advice from the knowledgeable people of this
    group.
    : > TIA.
    : >
    : You are welcome.
    :
    : > Daz
    : >
    : >
    :
    : /Helge
    :
    :
     
    Dr Fish, Feb 29, 2004
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    Cool Hand Guest

    Check <http://steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/fuji_s5000.html>

    S5000 takes XD card only.
    If you want microdrive, get S7000 which has a $100.00 rebate going on now.

    If you do buy S7000, get a Magicstor 2.2GB Microdrive($175.00). It is in FAT16
    which can be used by S7000 right away w/o re-fomatting.

    Magicstor 2.2GB Microdrive in FAT16 will be around 1.9999GB.
    With price $175.00, who cares the wasted 0.2001GB space.


    =>Hi
    =>Being a newbie to the group, I'd like a ask a question that may have been
    =>asked a thousand times before, but after having a good google I couldn't
    =>find any suitable answers.
    =>So I'll ask directly.
    =>I'm looking at buying the Fuji S5000, but I am not very happy about the
    =>price of the XD cards. Can one of the little IBM or Hitachi microdrives be
    =>used. If so, does it need an adaptor or the like.
    =>I appreciate the advice from the knowledgeable people of this group.
    =>TIA.
    =>
    =>Daz
    =>
     
    Cool Hand, Mar 2, 2004
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  6. Greybeard

    John Navas Guest

    [POSTED TO rec.photo.digital - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <> on Tue, 02 Mar 2004 00:33:26
    There's actually a great deal more wasted space than that, since file
    allocation by FAT16 is inefficient on a 2 GB drive.
     
    John Navas, Mar 2, 2004
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