SD Memory card

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  1. Darfion

    Darfion Soapbox guru...

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    I'm after upgrading to a bigger memory card to cope with my new found love of shooting in RAW mode.

    There's quite a bit of difference in prices for the different makes of card so, my question is: Just because this card is a lot cheaper than the others, does it make it inferior? 2GB CARD
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Some are constructed better (Sandisk Extreme) and some have faster read & write speeds.
     
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    Darfion Soapbox guru...

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    Thanks for your quick reply Mike. I'll have a chat tomorrow with Jessops. Seems like a good deal though. Speed's not a problem with me me cos i'm a pretty patient guy
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My experience with SD in cameras is that the speed of the card is hard to notice - impossible to notice for me. I'd save a few pence and go for the standard cards.
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    For the cost of a couple or three cards you can get a portable hard drive that stores images. I use a 40 gig portable hd (about 200 USD), shooting raw in difficult situations and jpg fine in normal ones and it works out well.
     
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    When you shoot in bursts and the camera has to pause because the buffer can't write to the card fast enough you'll be left scratching your... :meh::meh:

    :mrgreen:

    Seriously if you shoot anything in bursts spring for the faster cards... I use the San Disk extremes for weddings and parties or sports where I need to be able to pop off a bunch of frames... I have some cheapy SanDisk cards in my bag for general purpose use... they work just fine.
     

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