Memory Card question.

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  1. MS26

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    Hello

    What am I looking for in picking out memory cards. I find lots of 64GB cards at places like Costco for good prices. Should I stay away from these cards and what should I be looking for in picking up extra cards.

    My wife and I are getting ready for a three week Euro trip and I would like to pick up some cards for the trip.

    I have a Nilon D90.

    Thanks


     
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    First, don't buy those cheap cards from an unknown brand. Most are rubbish.
    A SDHC Class 10 card should do. Here you find SD cards that
    work with the D90.
    Approved SD cards for D90 | Nikon Knowledgebase
    Don't buy a SDXC card, as it won't work.
     
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    Remember, when the photos are on the card inside the camera you risk losing every one that is on it should an accident occur. I always prefer carrying several smaller sized cards rather than one or two large ones as the cards are much safer out of the camera than inside it.
    Its very easy to replace a camera, most are cheap and readily available, not so easy to replace a photograph that may in fact be irreplaceable and therefore priceless.
     
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    I use SanDisk extreme plus/ pro or Lexar 600x. Whichever is on sale at the time. I like a faster card for shooting burst shots of wildlife. Also a card with a faster read speed makes uploading files less painful.
     
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    Thank you, I was leaning towards bigger cards, I never thought about loosing photos. Totally makes sense, thank you!
     
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    Well at least SanDisk warrants them for water/heat/magnet etc... so theoretically you could put an SD card through the wash and it could still work. Physical damage is another thing.

    I take the opposite philosophy and feel safer with the card in the camera, because I know where it is, and reduced risk of physical damage.

    Just my take ;)
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Cheap, hard to loose,easy to keep track of and more protective than a camera. Makes organization a snap.
     
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    Hey Hey!

    On another note, I decided on a laptop, Im going with the Acer Aspire R11. I liked the tablet capability to watch movies on plane, and the ability to upgrade later if needed and I couldn't beat the price. Ill pick it up off Amazon for $279.00.

    Thanks for the info, it definitely sent me in the right direction!

    Thanks again!
     
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    When you look at cards in a shop the often put a number in big text on the front 45, 60, 65, often that indicates the Read speed of the card and not the write speed, the write speed is found in the small text at the back of the packet. I high write speed is often more desirable as images get transferred to the card from the camera faster, so note that marketing ploy.

    Also you want something that won't wipe when you go through the airport X-ray, it happened to me once but that was about 6 years ago I think san disk ones prevent this
     

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