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Hi I was looking at buying a Sony HDR-CX280E Full HD Black

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Hi I was looking at buying a Sony HDR-CX280E Full HD Black camcorder but wondered the max memory card size for video recording it would take and what kind i should buy for it as it says it takes these
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (Mark2)
— Up to 32 GB “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” media “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media
“Memory Stick XC-HG Duo” media Up to 64 GB
SD memory card Class 4 or
faster SDHC memory card Up to 64 GB SD card

but i don't understand it Tthank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Rusty replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is Rusty. Memory Stick Pro Duo is a unique card. Sony made them so you have to buy them from Sony, rather than using a standard SD card.

Use the SDHC card, 64 GB. The class is the speed that it can write and read information. Class 4 is the minimum, I recommend a class 10 SDHC, 64GB card, because it's compatible with many devices. Here is what I recommend:

http://goo.gl/QoqX41

That card will hold almost 18 hours of video. To be on the safe side, don't record more than 15 hours before transferring the video to your computer.
Expert:  Rusty replied 2 years ago.
Absolutely, you nailed it. That is a class 10 64GB card, and is compatible with the camera. You are smart to research before you buy! Most people don't, and it comes with a cost.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

so if i was to record in full HD how long would i get also would it fit in to a normal laptop card slot or would i need an adaptor

Expert:  Rusty replied 2 years ago.
1080p maximum recording is about 17 hours. Don't fill up the card, stop at 15 hours or you may lose your data. It will work in any laptop card slot.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

one other thing do you know anything about high capacity battery

Expert:  Rusty replied 2 years ago.
A high capacity battery has a higher amp rating, meaning it will run cooler, hold a charge longer, and will have an overall longer life.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

what high capacity battery do you recommend i get that's better then the one that comes with the camera as i have seen the one that comes with the camera only runs 90 mins

Expert:  Rusty replied 2 years ago.
Have you found any examples?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

no

Expert:  Rusty replied 2 years ago.
I'm not sure if you can have these shipped to the UK, but here is an example. It's normal to switch batteries halfway through the shoot. Battery life will depend on how hot your camera gets, there is no set time.

http://www.amazon.com/2x-Pack-HDR-CX280E-Replacement-Lithium-Ion/dp/B00H0LSMO8
Expert:  Rusty replied 2 years ago.
After researching, yes. The NP-FV100 is for that camera.
Expert:  Rusty replied 2 years ago.
Any NP-FV100 is a high capacity battery for that camera.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

ok how would i charge it as scared if i do it using the charger system that comes with the camera that i might blow or burn the camera out

Expert:  Rusty replied 2 years ago.
Always use the proper charger:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AC-Adapter-Charger-for-Sony-HDR-CX280-HDR-CX280E-HDR-PJ220-HDR-PJ220E-/400455692023
Expert:  Rusty replied 2 years ago.
Yes.

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