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Best memory card to use with Canon Powershot S90
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E J
(mountainwalker) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area & New England
Best memory card to use with Canon Powershot S90 on 12/04/2009 22:52:49 MST Print View

What's the best balance of memory card type, write speed and storage size to get?

The camera is compatible with the following cards:

SD
SDHC
MultiMediaCards
MMCplus memory cards
HC MMCplus memory cards

(have been using a very basic p&s digital cam for the last 2 years that came with its memory card and wasn't worth upgrading in any way, so not up to date on best memory to get)

Edited by mountainwalker on 12/04/2009 22:54:19 MST.

James Lee
(JLeephoto) - F

Locale: Triad
Sandisk Ultra II Plus w/usb on 12/05/2009 06:28:13 MST Print View

I like the Sandisk Ultra II plus because it neatly folds to revel a USB port. Any SD card should do though I've used Sandisk & Lexar for years, beat them up, and generally abused them and I've never had a failure. Class speed shouldn't be much of an issue unless you plan to shoot a lot of video, in which case I'd go with the faster speed (class 6) SDHC cards but make sure you have a compatible card reader.

Edited by JLeephoto on 12/05/2009 06:29:21 MST.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: Best memory card to use with Canon Powershot S90 on 12/05/2009 06:42:35 MST Print View

I have a SanDisk Extreme SDHC. It's a 30 MB/s card. Probably not necessary for P&S but I got it to swap between the P&S and SLR.

Extreme SDHC

E J
(mountainwalker) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area & New England
Re: Sandisk Ultra II Plus w/usb on 12/05/2009 11:14:48 MST Print View

Thanks James. Have had Sandisk Ultra memory with my simple p&s but without a usb connector, and Class 6 cards with my Xacti video cam. Are there Class 6 cards with usb connectors?

Also what's your best cheapest source? Newegg, Tiger, etc.?

E J
(mountainwalker) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area & New England
What's card size limit for s90? on 12/05/2009 11:17:17 MST Print View

Chris, wow, class 10 already, I am behind the times...definitely what I'd get for an SLR.

Would be great to find a class 6 card with usb connector, although not that big a deal considering you can upload directly from the camera with a mini cable.

I've checked the manual front to back and there's no size limitation listed for the memory card, but my guess is it could be 8MB, as the manual only shows photo and video shooting stats for 2MB and 8MB cards. Anyone know what the memory limitation of the camera is?

Edited by mountainwalker on 12/05/2009 11:35:00 MST.

James Lee
(JLeephoto) - F

Locale: Triad
Ultra II Plus on 12/11/2009 21:32:18 MST Print View

I'm afraid I don't have a current source for the Ultra 2 Plus. It looks like Amazon has the 4GB versions for $30. I do like not having to carry a card reader and/or USB cord with me all the time but not sure whether its worth the trade off in price as the prices of SDHC cards are dropping fast. Newegg & Adorama Camera are usually good sources of media though.
I have a Toshiba class 4 16GB SDHC card in my S90 right now without a problem so far (maybe 200 images). Not sure where I got this one (Sam's maybe?)

Edited by JLeephoto on 12/11/2009 21:33:28 MST.