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  1. k5MOW

    k5MOW No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Good morning everyone

    I am using a Nikon D5300 and wanted all of your opinion on a good quality memory card that works good with the Nikon cameras. I don't want to spend a huge amount of money but would like a decent memory card probably in the 30 or $40 range.

    Thanks Roger


     
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  2. astroNikon

    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    SAnDisk

    It all depends upon what amount of storage you want.
    and how fast of a card you want.

    for instance
    a "faster" card is better if you shoot any sports and use Continuous High as it will clear the buffer of the camera faster. Though these cost more.

    Also, there's 8 gigabyte, 16, 32, 64 gb + options.


    For instance, at Bestbuy today on sale
    - slow card
    is a "standard" 16GB card for $9.99 - regular $29.99

    - faster general card
    an "Ultra" 8GB 30mb card is $11.99 - regular $24.99

    - fast card
    an "Extreme Plus" 32 GB 80mbps card is $17.99 regular $79.99

    - really fast card
    an "Extreme Pro" 32GB, 95gbps card is $39.99 - regular $99.99

    so .. go to BestBuy.com and buy some cards while they are on sale !!
     
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    Amazon currently has the SanDisk 32gb Ultra 80mb/s Class 10 cards for $9.98 for cyber Monday!

    I ended up picking up a few Extreme Pro's for stocking stuffers....and maybe one or two for myself haha
     
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    Lexar Professional and SanDisk Extreme + are all I use. Whichever is on sale is the "best".
     
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    MartinCrabtree No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I use SanDisk Extreme Pro class 10 95MB/S in 16 GB in both D3100 and D90.
     
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    mariska2016 TPF Noob!

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    You're right, SanDisk ideal combination of quality and price. I would like to clarify: the quality higher of prices :)
     
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    Some notes about DSLR cameras and memory cards.

    A lot of memory cards can accept data at a write to rate higher than the camera image file buffer can transfer the data.
    In other words the camera's internal memory buffer is likely going to be the transfer speed limiting factor.

    Memory card makers usually rely on a memory card's Read speed for advertising purposes rather than the memory card's Write speed, which is typically quite a bit slower than the read speed.
    So evaluate if this or that memory card can empty the camera image file buffer at a rate equal to or faster than the camera image file buffer can move the data files.

    The more memory the card has, the greater the potential for lost images.
    In that regard many photographers opt for several memory cards of less capacity each over 1 monster capacity memory card that if it failed could wipe out 100's, if not 1000's of photo image files stored on the card.

    Back in the day it was a major blow to discover a 36 exposure roll of film that had 36 photos on it was no good for 1 reason or another.
    I cringe when I think of losing 250 or so Raw image and/or video files on just one of the multiple 8 GB memory cards I use.

    I would not want to deal with losing, due to card failure, as many image/video files as a 32 GB or bigger memory card can hold.

    "Plan for the worst. Hope for the best."
     
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    I am also surprised by the fall in prices on storage))) A month ago, I took Sanisk 32 GB for $ 50:adoration:
     
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    Sandisk or Lexar, it may be worth checking your cameras write speed and getting one that will match it. Bear in mind that read speeds are faster, and that's the figure that manufacurers tend to quote so you may have to do a bit of digging to find out what the write speeds are.
     

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