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Are there any high quality cpmpact cameras that use CF cards. Not a fan of the SD etc.
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I'm fairly certain that none of today's compact cameras take CF cards.
SD cards are just as reliable and are the most popular these days.
Yes Ken, they are more easy to lose and not as robust. Also, have lots of CF cards and do not fancy the expense of extra cards.
Your less likely to damage a camera using SD cards, not done it myself but I`ve come across a few cameras with bent pins.
CF appears to be going the way of the Dodo - of the newer cameras released in the last couple of years only the high end FF cameras take compact Flash with some [5DIII for example] having a slot for SD also. The most recent 35mm format cameras [Nikon's D600 and the Canon 6D] are SD only.
I think if you wanted a compact camera that took CF cards you'd need to look for something at least five or six years old and today's SD cards would be potentially both faster and higher capacity than any CF card available then. Now that Jessop's has gone from the High St [although Peter Jones' v2 is reappearing in select places] they're also difficult to get hold of unless you buy online.
Quote: Yes Ken, they are more easy to lose and not as robust. Also, have lots of CF cards and do not fancy the expense of extra cards.
Cards are so cheap nowadays it's not worth worrying about the cost to the extent that you base your choice of camera on the type of card it uses.
looks like defeat and accecpt that SD cards are the only option.
Yep, and be quick: the last camera I bought had already moved on to microSD cards!
SD cards are still big enough to grasp, but microSD cards are ridiculously small, very slow, and not compatible with my card reader except via a very fiddly adaptor.
Hereís a photo of the whole family (the SanDisks, it seems). Itís hard to see in this photo how thin the microSD card is, truly a sliver of a thing. Miniaturisation run amok.
Yes, my most recent compact has micro SD. I wouldn't be surprised if micro SD becomes the standard making SD obsolete. Lol!
Lots easier to lose. Have droped cards in long grass etc whilst in the bush. Miniturisation for urbanites but not for bushies. When I got serious with the hobby, used to take 100-150 rolls of Fuji Sensia slide film (remenber those) with worries of storage in hot conditions and X ray machines at airports. Digital cards put an end to those bits of paranoia. Now microSD...............
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