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    pocket digicam question

    I have never noticed this in reviews, but does the size of the SD card affect response time of a digital camera? It seemed like our canon camera got way slow at everything (from reviewing pix to shutter lag which went from noticeable to huge) when I switched from a 512MB card to a 2GB card. Was that likely to be actually happening (or was I imagining it)? If so, have cameras improved so that a 2GB card wouldn't be so crippling now?

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    Not all SD cards are the same. Your larger card most likely has a slower throughput.
    They have speed class ratings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_..._Class_Ratings

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    Perhaps you're taking pictures with the flash and have just started around the time of the 2gig card? I know Canon point and shoots have crazy lag when using the flash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Not all SD cards are the same. Your larger card most likely has a slower throughput.
    They have speed class ratings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_..._Class_Ratings
    Thanks. I had managed to stay oblivious to that additional thing to keep track of. SS, I'm sure the flash/red-eye pre-flash don't help either.

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    didn't want to start a new thread, since I'm a rare foo-poster, but I want to buy a pocket digi-cam for my wife. Something in the $200-250 range that can take good shots with minimal (none) camera knowledge. Any advice? Is there a standard out there for this kind of thing?

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    Canon Elph.
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    Canon Elph.
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    Canon Elph.
    But basically find the one who's menus you like best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_tom View Post
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