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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 by Carol F. Roullard, Brian Matsumoto Ph.D

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Some Assembly Required

Memory Card Basics

Fortunately not much assembly is required—screwdrivers and hammers will not be needed. You will need a memory card to store your pictures and videos. This does not come with your camera, and what you get will depend on what you want to do with your camera. If you plan to take a lot of videos, you will need a large amount of memory, at least 8 gigabytes (GB). If you are going to take mainly still photos, 4 GB should suffice. See the sidebar “Memory Card Criteria” for more information. If you are upgrading from an existing digital camera, its memory card may serve for your new Panasonic camera.

Several considerations should be made when determining how much memory is right for you. First, how are you going ...

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