Meet My Friend Mr Compact Flash Card One of the first and oldest types of flash card used to store data is the Compact Flash Card (CF). SanDisk created this groundbreaking memory card, which is used in all types of electronic devices. Flash memory is electrically deleted and rewritten in an instant, which means you [...]
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XD Memory Card – What Is It? An XD memory card is a storage card for media that was originally developed by Fujifilm and Olympus for their digital cameras. These revolutionary cards became more efficient, as they allowed batteries to last longer due to their low power consumption rates. A XD Memory Card – or [...]
For optimal storage, performance, and processing, an SDHC card is the right choice for your digital camera. These high-speed cards are the best way to store files that you create and want to share with others. With your budget in mind, these memory cards are produced at low prices and high quality. Warranties are available [...]
An Overview of SD Cards There are many different kinds of memory cards available today, but one of the most popular types today are SD Cards. You can store photos, videos, and even other types of files on these memory cards in a way that is cheap, safe, and easy. Size Standard capacity SD cards [...]
Memory Cards – An Introduction A convenient way to store and transfer files, memory cards are small devices that can hold many types of data. Text and images, as well as larger files like audio and video clips, can be stored on Memory Cards if they are large enough. New devices such as cameras and [...]
Memory Cards for Digital Cameras - Speed is not so Crucial
If you are on the look out for a Memory Card for your Digital Camera it is important to recognize that not all memory cards are equal. They vary by their format – SD, SDHC, Compact Flash, etc; memory capacity – how much data they can hold; and by their speed – how quickly the data can be transferred from your camera/phone/camcorder and stored on the card.
One consequence of these different factors is we have a vast array of different memory cards. Choosing which card is most suitable for our needs can be daunting to even those who would consider themselves to be “techies.” So, what is the consumer to do?
Firstly, identify which format of memory card your digital camera equipment accommodates. The user manual is the best place to find this information. This will help you to narrow down the list of possible formats to hopefully just one, say for example, SDHC.
SDHC memory cards – their memory capacity ranges from 4GB to 32GB and the speed of a card of any memory capacity can range from Class 2 to Class 10. So, we have SDHC 4GB Class 2, 4GB Class 4, 4GB Class 6 … 32GB Class 10. That is at least 20 different options and then all the various manufacturers offering their cards as the best.
Your budget will probably help you narrow down the remaining list of possible memory cards. Put it this way – you can pick up an SDHC 4GB Class 2 for less than $10, whereas an SDHC 32GB Class 10 will set you back around $200.
From this point purchasing a memory card for your digital camera is a matter of balancing your budget with the largest memory capacity you can get and the fastest read/write speed. For most users the Gigabytes are more of an issue than the speed, but it very much depends on your need. If your using this in an HD camcorder you’ll probably want at least an 8GB Class 6 card whereas a camera will get by with lower GBs and speed is not such a massive issue, Class 2 may suffice.
Not to sow seeds of doubt, but whilst you can be pretty assured that the memory card does have the memory capacity specified on the label, the cards do not always live up to the Class number. In studies Class 2 cards have outperformed Class 6 and so on. XXXX