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Hi could you please tell me what the best memory card is for my canon powershot A470 camera that I have just bought,Thanks, John

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Hi Foxyfowle. Check out this website on the review of your camera.

A 32MB card can only store 9 shots. A 1 GB stores about 316. They recommend 2GB. With 7MP, you do need more storage. If you area leisure photographer any SD will do. If you like to take action shots you will have to buy at least a 2GB and you will have to choose the more expensive memory cards which have faster ratings. Meaning they can save the picture faster. But then that will empty your wallet just as fast. If you want to store files for long term, you need fo store them on Tiff formats. This means it uses up more storage space. If you store them on Jpeg format it uses less space but everytime you open, save or transfer the file, minor degradation happens. So eventually your picture will lose it's nice qualities. If your don't store for long term I think any brand of 1GB will do. If you want to store them use the 2GB. If you don't trust the cheapest brand in the market take the next one slightly higher.

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