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Old April 29th, 2009, 07:51 AM   #1
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best SD cards for Canon S-10; best place to buy?

Hi there,
I finally took the plunge and got the Canon HF-S-10; it has a 32GB hard drive, but I know I'm going to need some SD card back-up. The store where I bought it only has a 4GB card for sale. I know there must be bigger cards out there, but before I go looking I was wondering if people can recommend any: the type (not necessarily the make, if that's verboten on this site), and perhaps where to buy.
thanks, Malcolm
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Old April 29th, 2009, 08:29 AM   #2
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Mentioning brand should be no problem. You want minimum speed of class 4 but with the higher bitrate your cam is capable of, I believe I would go for class 6 if possible. As far as brand goes, I trust Sandisk and PNY the most, I also hear good things about Kingston.

I just checked B&H, couldn't find much but amazon has a 16GB PNY at $50.10 and a 32GB PNY class 4 at $112 and change on the following page.

Amazon.com: sdhc class 6

I have HF100's and 4GB cards give me about half an hour, 8GB cards give me about an hour but I try not to "fill" any flash media up. I stop at about 80% capacity and change out media, like hard drives it is that last 15% or so when the risk of something happening to the media file allocation table is highest.

Short segments happen to go with my shooting style so I don't have a problem with stopping to change cards at 20 min or so or every 45 min with 8GB.

You'll enjoy using that camcorder, I see lots of positive comments from others who have it.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 01:45 PM   #3
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thank you Bruce. Armed with that info, I'll go looking for a card.
Cheers, Malcolm
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