Memory Cards for Digital Cameras

Secure Digital (SD) memory cards are used in digital photography with 'point and click' cameras to store images. Memory capacities can range from 2GB to 32GB. Speed, indicated by Class, is required if you plan to take action photos or video clips. The best buying guide and advice is to think about the type of photo's you take and how often you take them. A few examples of the most popular types of photo's taken and the memory cards required for different uses are as follows:

  • A 2GB, Class 2 memory card is fine for taking occasional snaps for holidays, birthdays and special events
  • A couple of 4GB, Class 6 or Class 10 cards are a good idea if take regular, action photos
  • 8GB, Class 4, 6 or 10 memory cards are best for those who take photo's on a daily basis
  • 16 or 32GB, Class 10 cards are suitable for those who love shooting HD Video and need the fastest cards to produce the best results



Memory Cards for Digital Cameras: What is Backward Compatibility?
As products such as Digital Cameras improve their specifications from one generation to the next, there are compatibility issues to consider. Devices that only accept the original SD (Secure Digital) card format will not be compatible with SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) or SDXC (Secure Digital ‘Xtra Capacity’) memory cards. However, both SDHC and SDXC memory cards are backwards compatible, enabling them to read previous format cards. A device like a Digital Camera is backwards compatible if products designed for the new standard can receive, read, view or play older or less powerful standards and formats.

  • SD devices can only use SD memory cards - SD capacities range from 128MB to 2GB
  • SDHC devices can use both SD memory cards and SDHC memory cards - SDHC capacities range from 4GB to 32GB
  • SDXC devices can use SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards and SDXC memory cards - SDXC capacities range from 64GB to 2TB

Memory Cards for Digital Cameras - Which type of Memory Card is right for your Digital Camera?
Which type of Memory Card is right for your Digital Camera? Before buying a memory card make sure it is compatible with your Digital Camera. All you really need to consider are 3 questions before you buy. How much storage capacity do you need? What speed do you need? What kind of memory card does your Digital Camera use? To find out what memory card you need check information from the manufacturer, your user manual or for a logo on the device. Or have a glance at our Digital Cameras compatibility list.

Memory Cards for Digital Cameras - Compatibility List
Check our Digital Cameras compatibility list for details of your device.

Memory Cards for Digital Cameras - Compatibility List

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