I looking into getting a digital camcorder and have narrowed the choice down to two. The specs and prices are the same so the deciding factor is the memory storage. One uses Compact Flash cards and the other SD and/or MMC cards. I have found a 256Mb CF card for £40 and a 512MB CF for £80, but a 256Mb SD card is £60.
My question is, in simplish(!) terms, what's the difference between the formats? for e.g. if the capacity of the cards is the same, what's the reason for the price difference and are 512 SD/MMC cards available?