Memory Cards for DSLR Cameras

A digital single-lens reflex camera (also called a digital SLR or DSLR) have removable lenses and allow photographers to control their own settings produce good, high quality images. Early digital DSLR cameras, or today's high end professional cameras, mainly use CompactFlash (CF) memory cards, however modern DSLR cameras use SDHC flash media because they are lighter and also for economy. Class 10 memory cards are used for DSLR cameras combined with 8GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB capacity.


Memory Cards for DSLR Cameras: What is Backward Compatibility?
As products such as DSLR 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 DSLR Cameras 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 DSLR Cameras - Which type of Memory Card is right for your DSLR Camera?
Which type of Memory Card is right for your DSLR Camera? Before buying a memory card make sure it is compatible with your DSLR 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 DSLR 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 DSLR Cameras compatibility list.

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

Memory Cards for DSLR Cameras - Compatibility List

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