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262 of 263 people found the following review helpful
on 22 July 2010
As with all the other positive reviews I don't have anything extra to add EXCEPT CHOOSING THE CORRECT SDHC CARD for this and any other quality camera using HD video recording. If you wish to make video recordings of a longer duration than 25/35 seconds, make sure you choose an SD card that is at least a MINIMUM CLASS 4. I recently bought this camera, a case and an 8 gb SD card as advertised by Amazon which stated that most people purchased it 'when buying this camera' (which happened to be a CLASS 2). When my recordings were being cut short to less than half a minute, I scoured the internet to see if anybody else had this problem-and yes they had-but no answers as to why. After scrolling through various Canon literature, I found in the small print it says quite nonchalantly "don't use an SD card of a lower value than Class 4 or your recording could stop at any given time.." - this quote isn't verbatim but is the general crux. I am not forwarding any blame on Amazon or Canon but I think that there should be a recommendation of a minimum value SD card and what would happen if you ignored the advice.
Of course, should you wish to make 'mini recordings' of just a few seconds then the standard Class 2 is for you. Needless to say, there is a jump in price for the higher Class 4. I hope this review is of help to anyone about to choose this or maybe any other quality camera that has the fabulous HD feature.