Thursday, May 22, 2008

82:365 Testing

Anna: We discovered that our daughter's new Nikon D80 takes a different memory card than the D70. Instead, it takes the same type of card my Canon S3 uses. We had a card for her, but it was only 1G, so today we went looking for a larger memory card. We ended up getting a 4G card for her, and an 8G card for my S3, since I also use it to record videos.

This photo of a piece of watermelon was my test shot using the new memory card. Not a very good photo to start with, but after using the auto fix function on PSP X2, then using the one step digital noise removal, I liked it a lot better.

We also discovered that our computer's built in card reader doesn't "see" the high memory cards. We have to use the USB to upload the pictures from the camera, rather than directly off the card. That's going to eat up my batteries a bit faster. Ah, well.

7 comments:

Gawdess said...

very intense colour!

AphotoAday said...

Yeah, the camera manufacturers never make it easy -- I wish they would standardize stuff like memory cards and batteries (but I know that is never going to happen).

As for downloading photos from your card, why not buy a card reader?   Shouldn't cost more than $20...   IMHO it's much better than connecting camera to computer.

BouBou's said...

Yeah, the memory card was a bit of a surprise. (cell phone manufacturers are even worse!)

The battery is another issue, and that one actually made a bit of sense. The D70 battery won't fit on the D80, but the D80 battery fits on the D70. The way it was explained to me is that the new version has power for about twice the number of photos. The manufacturers realized that people using the old battery might get upset, running out of juice unexpectedly.

As for the card reader, we actually have a couple. The new one might be able to take them - it's on the girls' computer, though, so I haven't tried it yet. They need it more than we do. ;-)

A.

smilnsigh said...

Oh my, I don't understand any of that! :-)

Mari-Nanci
'Photos-City-Mine'

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have a brand new HP I ordered or had HP make and it does recognize the higher memory cards. The one made this past summer (last year) doesn't. So We use a USB plug in that is universal and it worked.

Sharon said...

I use a card reader as well. Like aphoto said, it's not expensive and saves battery :)

BouBou's said...

Yeah, our newer computer is just 1 1/2 years old - these high capacity cards just weren't available at the time. We'll probably pick up another new card reader. It's just not high on the priority list right now. ;-)

A.