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Buying new digital camera...how big a memory stick do I need?

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VanillaPumpkin Wed 13-Aug-08 21:39:18

I have decided on the Sony Cybershot W130 or W170 (depending on the sale of a few bits I have).
What size memory stick do I need? My old camera had 256mb, but all the recommendations seem to be for 4mb now shock.
I know the picture quality is better and so needs more memory but 4mb really???

Please tell me how much you have? Thanks.

VanillaPumpkin Wed 13-Aug-08 21:40:06

4 GB obviously. Gah!!

Whatever size you decide, you might want to get it from here

Very good site and very cheap.

WendyWeber Wed 13-Aug-08 21:44:43

4GB is better value than 2 (& 2 is better value than 1) - is it one of those micro memory sticks? They are dead cheap these days.

I have a panasonic lumix and 2 x 2GB cards, find its better to have a spare, than a really huge one.

hth.

cocolepew Wed 13-Aug-08 21:45:10

About this size -------------.

WendyWeber Wed 13-Aug-08 21:47:47

£13 for 2GB, 4 is £25 I think.

I think I've got 2 in my compact camera, I also have a DSLR, not sure what I've got in there but for the sake of £12 it saves you having to worry about running out grin

WendyWeber Wed 13-Aug-08 21:48:49

OH, it also depends on how many megapixels you are going to use as standard - double the mp = half the number of pics stored (I think!)

VanillaPumpkin Wed 13-Aug-08 21:54:31

I think 2gb is probably enough for now...I might live to regret it, but hey I can then buy a 4gb and have a spare....
I don't actually want an excuse to keep the photos on the camera either as I lost my last camera and dd's sports day shots with it sad.
Thank you.

VanillaPumpkin Sat 16-Aug-08 21:12:39

I ordered a 4 gb as it was £3 more than the 2gb and I can now get a comically large amount of photos on my camera shock.
Tbh I think it is far too big. 1 gb would probably have been enough. I always have been greedy though grin. New camera is amazing!!

SqueakyPop Sat 16-Aug-08 21:19:44

Why do you need to have a memory stick for your camera?

WendyWeber Sat 16-Aug-08 21:21:12

To store photos & music on - they come with a minute amount of inbuilt storage.

SqueakyPop Sat 16-Aug-08 21:30:34

Who don't you just download to PC? How does a memory stick even fit into a camera? The cables have only male connectors.

VanillaPumpkin Sat 16-Aug-08 21:40:28

The inbuilt storage can only take 3 photos hmm. So the stick goes in there to store the photos which I then download to the PC. Except now I can store over 1000 on my camera hee hee. The camera has a great slideshow feature though...with music shock.

WendyWeber Sat 16-Aug-08 21:40:33

They have a memory stick slot, SP. The USB connector is separate.

As VP pointed out in her OP, the built-in memory is only 256mb - that holds about 20 pics! A 2gb or 4gb memory stick holds loads more pics.

WendyWeber Sat 16-Aug-08 21:41:16

NB when I said music I was getting confused with phones blush

VanillaPumpkin Sat 16-Aug-08 21:41:33

Memory card rather than USB stick.
Sony seem to call them sticks though.

SqueakyPop Sat 16-Aug-08 21:43:15

A memory stick is a USB jobby though. Do you mean a SD card?

If so, a 1 or 2 GB is plenty.

WendyWeber Sat 16-Aug-08 21:44:05

Yes, a memory card, but Sony call them memory sticks (see my link earlier)

VanillaPumpkin Sat 16-Aug-08 21:44:52

Like an SD card yes. But Sony call them memory sticks. I needed a pro duo one like WW linked to earlier on.

VanillaPumpkin Sat 16-Aug-08 21:45:18

X-posts grin

WendyWeber Sat 16-Aug-08 21:46:04

grin

WendyWeber Sat 16-Aug-08 21:46:27

(we sony aficionados have to stick together grin)

WendyWeber Sat 16-Aug-08 21:46:55

(or card together)

(sorry blush)

VanillaPumpkin Sat 16-Aug-08 21:57:11

Lol gringrin

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