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SDHC Card Recommendations for DC800?

Discussion in 'The SeaLife Station' started by MasterFritts, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. MasterFritts

    MasterFritts Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Oliver Springs, TN
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    I just purchased the DC800 MAXX and want to get a really good card for it. How big a card can I get and what would be the preferred brand to get the most out of the camera?
     
  2. TN Traveler

    TN Traveler Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Knoxville, TN; St Croix, USVI
    1,533
    450
    SeaLife recommends that a 4GB Card is the maximum in the manual - but some people have reported they used 8GB with no problems.

    Personally I prefer to use 1 or 2 GB cards and change them out whenever I change batteries (or charge the camera). That way I won't lose any pictures previously taken, if I get a flood on a later dive.
     
  3. MasterFritts

    MasterFritts Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Oliver Springs, TN
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    Thanks,

    Does it matter about the card speed? Is there a speed better than others?

    (kind of funny that I get an answer from someone in the same place I am right now. I work Downtown).

    FYI I bought one but had to be ordered in case someone asks why I did not read something (not that you did just clarifying.)
     
  4. TN Traveler

    TN Traveler Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Knoxville, TN; St Croix, USVI
    1,533
    450
    I use the SanDisk Ultra II Cards. I have never had problems with them. I used a 1GB SanDisk Ultra II in a DC-500 for several years, even though SeaLife recommends 512MB maximum, and never had a problem with them (my wife still uses a 1 GB in her DC-500).
     
  5. MasterFritts

    MasterFritts Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Oliver Springs, TN
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    Thanks, I will go pick a couple up.

    What happened to the snow we were supposed to get?
     
  6. TN Traveler

    TN Traveler Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Knoxville, TN; St Croix, USVI
    1,533
    450
    Don't you know that it never snows in Knoxville anymore!!!

    If the local weather report calls for anything less than 100% chance of snow, there is a 95% chance they are wrong. The only thing they usually are close on is the temperature :wink: :)

    PS - I'm heading out to Curacao tomorrow with my DC-800 - hopefully there will be lots of pictures.
     
  7. MasterFritts

    MasterFritts Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Oliver Springs, TN
    118
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    Have a great trip, come back with great pics. I am stuck here in K-ville for the holidays.
     
  8. MasterFritts

    MasterFritts Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Oliver Springs, TN
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  9. Former Sealife Employee

    Former Sealife Employee Guest

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: New Jersey
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    SeaLife recommends using SD pr SDHC memory cards up to 4GB, which will take about 1500 large size, fine quality pictures or at least 30 minutes of continuous video. We recently tested 8GB and 16GB SDHC memory cards from popular brands like Sandisk, Kingston, PNY and Lexar without encountering any problems.

    SeaLife no longer recommends using ONLY SanDisk, Panasonic, or Toshiba brand memory cards. Our testing over the last several years indicates that these brands are reliable cards, but many other brands have also proven to be just as reliable. We have not found any compatibility problems with brands like Delkin, Lexar, Kingston, PNY, Kodak, Polaroid, Kingmax, and Eye-Fi (wifi card). SeaLife cameras are designed to work with any brand of SD memory card.

    DC800 Read / Write speed specification
    The DC800 camera can transfer data to the SD or SDHC memory card at 12MB/s (mega bytes per second). This read/write speed is faster than most memory cards available in the market. You can optimize the cameras processing speed and recycle time by using a memory card with a fast read/write speed up to 12MB/s. There is no performance advantage when using a memory card with a read/write speed faster than 12MB/s. Please contact the memory card manufacturer for specifications on the cards read / write speed.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2008
  10. khsjsilver

    khsjsilver Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Princeton, NJ
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    This past Saturday, I picked up a Kodak 2 gig card on sale for $7.99 at Circuit City. It's the cheapest I've ever seen for a 2 gig card.

    I don't know how long the sale lasts, but it may be worth a call.

    Good luck!

    Ken
     

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