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Old 06-11-2010, 12:59 PM
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Flash Memory (SD, SDHC, CF) for Cameras

What type (brand, GB, class) of flash memory card(s) do you use in your camera(s)?

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Old 06-11-2010, 08:02 PM
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I use an 8G SanDisk SD card, with a couple 2G backups.
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:48 PM
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I have been getting by with considerably less, but lately I've been using a Sandisk Extreme 16GB Class 10 due, in part, to the 1080p HD video capabilities on my DSLR. [And I use it in my HD camcorder, when I'm not using the DSLR.]

Like big_load, I have others (smaller size) on hand for backup.

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Old 06-19-2010, 09:06 PM
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I can appreciate attempts at simplifying and lightening the load by limiting the number of memory sticks or flash cards that are carried. In my personal experience, it is better to carry multiple memory cards. If one is lost, stolen or confiscated, all images for that trek are gone. If one fails, the camera simply serves as ballast to keep your pack balanced. This is an easy place where redundancy only serves to protect and preserve your experience.

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Re-reading my post made me realize that I'm off topic. I carry at least two two gig Sd cards as that is the type my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 requires. I have found the Crucial memory brand serves as well as any brand out there.

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Old 06-19-2010, 11:39 PM
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the snapshot canon takes the SD card(it's old enough that i doubt SDHC would work). the DSLR takes compact flash(which is odd, as it's a rebel. the next model year they changed the rebels to take the SD/SDHC cards), and the difference in speed and usage really shows.

that said, the micro-SD cards make me twitch. multiple library aisles of information in a package smaller than a dime seems so... futuristic. yet it's so plain and ordinary.
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:14 PM
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... the micro-SD cards make me twitch.

I have no complaints about the micro-SD cards so far. I was leery at first, but I've been using them for a couple years with no problems.
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:00 PM
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I have no complaints about the micro-SD cards so far. I was leery at first, but I've been using them for a couple years with no problems.

oh, they work a treat, no complaints. but sometimes i get 'yeek' about the sheer amount of information the high capacity ones can hold.

and they're just cramming more in there every day...

i saw a thumb drive the other day with more memory than my laptop has harddrive. that means that flash cards will be there soon enough.

which is a LOT of info.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:56 PM
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I have the older Sony Memory stick pro duo, 1 GB, but I'm about ready to get a Panasonic Lumix Lx3 which uses the bigger SDHC card. Anybody know what the difference is between an Ultra SDHC card and an Extreme, except price?
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:21 PM
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I have the older Sony Memory stick pro duo, 1 GB, but I'm about ready to get a Panasonic Lumix Lx3 which uses the bigger SDHC card. Anybody know what the difference is between an Ultra SDHC card and an Extreme, except price?

supposedly reliability and durability. have yet to experience a difference myself.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:56 AM
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Other than the reputability of the product, my main concern is the speed and capacity - not the sub-tradenames. But in the case of the Sandisk, it's my understanding that the Extreme cards are faster than the Ultra cards.

With regard to my recent acquisition, mentioned above, the name Extreme had nothing to do with my purchase. I needed a reliable card that is class 10 (since 6 wasn't cutting it for my application).

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