Is that possible if I get a lead to connect the 2?
I'm due to go on holiday in the spring for the first time since I've had a digital camera and don't think I'm going to have enough money to get a laptop to download my images to, so I wondered if I could connect the camera usb to a usb memory stick if I brought a connecting cable (and I'd need advice as to what that's called if it's possible).
The largest capacity SD card my camera will hold is 1GB and I thought, if it worked, it would be cheaper to buy a couple of large capacity memory sticks than several 1GB memory cards.
I have two of the microdrive type a 40 & 80Gb, and have never had a problem, but I know of people who have got back home to find that many, if not all the photos are corrupt.
When I'm away I take my 40Gb Giga one with me click here, but will only use it in an emergency. Much prefering a large number of 4-8 Gb compactflash cards. These I keep in very smart aluminium cases from 7dayshop click here
As to how many cards you will need, when you insert a card in your camera, most cameras have a number that comes up and shows how many pictures you can get on the card at the resolution you have chosen. This is usually several hundred on a 1GB card at an average setting, and will give you some idea as to how many cards you might need.
Another thought is that many high street processing outlets will transfer your images onto a CD for you.