Hi Speed memory Card for a Canon S3 IS

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Mike, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Hi, I'm going to buy a Canon S3 IS camera that be used for taking pictures
    of birds in my backyard
    and snapshots. I like the 12X optical lens. I want to buy two one
    gigabyte memory cards for it. I went to the Sandisk website but didnot see
    the S3 IS listed as being checked for compatibility. Which high speed
    memory cards should I buy?

    Also, besides a case which accessories should I buy? Will the lens take
    screw on filters? if so, which filters should I buy?


    Mike, Jul 18, 2006
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    sally Guest

    Sandisk SD cards will work fine in your Canon S3.
    sally, Jul 18, 2006
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  3. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Which high speed memory cards should I buy? I see they have the ultra and
    the extreme.
    Mike, Jul 18, 2006
  4. Mike

    Mike Guest

    No, video is almost an afterthought. What other accessories should I buy?
    What do you think of the included software?

    Mike, Jul 19, 2006
  5. Mike

    sally Guest

    The Canon software is fine for what it tries to do, but it is no competitor
    for PhotoShop. If you want to do advanced image manipulation, Adobe
    PhotoShop CS is the best, and possibly also the most expensive.

    For accessories, you should try the camera as is and see how it works for
    you. It works very well by itself. Most people buy some kind of camera bag.
    A lens adapter and polarizing filter are nice additions if you know how to
    use them. So is a tripod.
    sally, Jul 19, 2006
  6. Mike

    Mike Guest

    ok, how is adobe photoshopp cs different from adobe elements?

    Mike, Jul 20, 2006
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    Mike Guest

    Mike, Jul 20, 2006
  8. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Thaks for the clarification
    Mike, Jul 20, 2006
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    bitwisebob Guest

    S3 camera set to largest image, fine setting
    burst shot mode, high speed

    regular sandisk stopped at about 38 shots, saw the busy indication

    with a high speed transcend just kept going, I stopped at around 100,
    but think it would have kept going

    with movies, didn't see much difference between cards, was able to hit
    the 1 gig limit with both regular sandisk and high speed transcend.

    The S3 seems fast at writing to SD, also fast with the USB download.
    Faster than my old S1. Regular speed SD cards work well.
    bitwisebob, Jul 20, 2006
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