If a 10M DSLR can only take 1GB memory card, what will happen?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RiceHigh, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. RiceHigh

    RiceHigh Guest

    Yep, so a larger card is always desirable. There is no harm to have a
    larger card, especially those memory cards are damn cheap now.

    RiceHigh, Mar 23, 2006
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  2. One of the advantages of bigger cards over more smaller cards, which you
    don't see mentioned very often but seems to be true of all cameras, is
    that the write speed of the card slows down as it fills up. This can
    cause problems if you are shooting sequences or even just bracketing.
    Its usually not worth getting close to filling a card up.
    Kennedy McEwen, Mar 23, 2006
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  3. RiceHigh

    RiceHigh Guest

    RiceHigh, Mar 24, 2006
  4. RiceHigh

    w.beckley Guest

    Maybe I'm just being obtuse (and I'm sorry for that), but what's the
    big deal? Technology has limitations. You identify those limitations
    and you see if you can work within them. If you can't, you find the
    option that works for you. If you can't afford that option, you make a
    compromise, somewhere.

    If you want an 84 degree angle of view and a 1.4 aperture, you need to
    be using a Canon full frame camera and the 24mm 1.4L prime. That's just
    a limitation of what's available right now, from Canon and everyone
    else. Can't afford those cameras or that lens? Then you either get a
    slower lens (plenty available for cropped frame sizes) or a slightly
    longer lens with a narrower angle of view.

    Likewise, if you want to shoot more pictures per card, you need to buy
    a camera that uses CF. If you don't want to do that then you decide to
    compromise and simply buy more cards. The price incentive for higher
    capacity cards isn't very strong in SD and it doesn't exist in CF (2
    1GB CF cards are cheaper than a 2GB; 2 2GB cards are cheaper than a
    4GB). Having pictures spread over more cards is good security in case a
    card fails (it happens, however rarely). Changing cards is done quickly
    and SD cards are so small and light you don't even realize you're
    carrying them.

    You've identified a limitation. Good. Now, aware of it, you can decide
    how best you need to deal with it. But it exists and there's nothing to
    be done. If it's really a problem, you're looking into the wrong
    camera. If it isn't really a problem, then why get so worked up?
    w.beckley, Mar 24, 2006
  5. RiceHigh

    RiceHigh Guest

    The limitation is possible but has not yet been identified, since we
    have only seen the camera's prototype under the window at the PMA. Now,
    everything can be improved and new technology and standards can be used
    to improve it before it will be put into the market.

    BTW, I see your point, I think there will be a better camera anyway,
    before some days it's really the "wrong camera" with a "limitation"
    which every Pentaxian who want to get this upgrade body will not wish
    to see.

    RiceHigh, Mar 24, 2006
  6. The new Pentax will surely have some limitations, but with the prices for
    SD cards today, I don't see SD cards as a big limitation. I am more
    concerned about focus speed in low light and battery life time.

    But we have to wait 10 months to see what world we are living in then.

    Stig Vidar Hovland
    Stig Vidar Hovland, Mar 24, 2006
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