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CF Excessive Power

I purchased a Fuji S-7000 digital camera last week and it came with a 16MB XD card. Having recently purased a 510 MB Compact Flash card I was happy too see you had a choice of cards for the S-7000 and I quickly inserted by Compact Flash. In using the camera, I found I could only get about 30 minutes or less of pictures before the AA rechargable batteries went dead. I called Fugi and the tech told me to try using the XD card...the Compact Flash used excessive battery power even when the camera was turned off. Today, I tried an XD card and had plenty of juice left after 2 hours. Anybody out there heard this before? I thought the Tech got a kickback from the XD card people but perhaps not.

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There is a well-known problem that certain compact flash cards cause excessive battery drain in the Fuji S-7000 camera. For instance, I picked up a compact flash at a retailer, put it in the camera, took one picture, turned off the camera. The following morning the batteries were dead. I can't say exactly which ones don't cause the battery drain (there's a site on the Internet with that info, I've lost the URL), but (unfortunately) SanDisk and PQI(I think that's the name) CF's are among the ones that do. I have a SimpleTech 512MB and a Lexar 512MB 40x CF, and both work fine & don't drain battery.

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Nikons and Fujis keep the CF slot powered, and "poll" it every now and then to see if a card has been removed or inserted. So yes, a camera may drain batteries much faster with a CF card than it does with an XD. But if it really does do this, then someone at Fuji deserves to be on the street, looking for a new job. Polling a card every few seconds does not have to be a traumatic experience to the camera. A Nikon can sleep for months, and not show appreciable battery drain. After what I've seen in the horribly slow CF write times of the S3, and the large artificial difference in write times between CF and xD on that camera, I'd say someone (or several "someones") at Fuji is doing everything in their power to make CF look bad and steer people into xD.

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What media card does fujifilm digital camera S7000 use


You have a choice. Your Fuji S7000 accepts both xD cards and CF cards (Compact Flash).

xD cards to a maximum capacity of 512MB are supported, and you can also use CF cards to a maximum capacity of 1GB, but in my experience the camera was a bit unreliable when using 1GB cards so it's best to go no larger than 512MB even with CF.

CF cards are cheaper, more widely available and have faster transfer rates than xD. If you accidentally delete or reformat the card or if it gets corrupted in any other way then it's far easier to recover useful data from a CF card.

512MB cards are no longer widely available in shops but are still easy to buy online. Alternatively, you may wish to ask friends and relatives or ask on your local FreeCycle/Freegle groups as 512MB is now largely obsolete and have no resale value so many folks have them lying around in drawers and dead cameras. Just make sure to reformat them by using the erase function in your camera before trying to use them. You'll find out how to do so on page 71 of this free download of your user manual. (It was scanned at two pages per screen, so you'll find page 71 on page 36 of the .pdf document).

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There wil not be any noticable change in performance.

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