SD Memory Cards30 products
Compact Flash Cards11 products
Micro SD Memory5 products
Memory Card Readers4 products
USB Flash Drives5 products
Anyone who’s ever used a digital camera will be well aware of the possible issues with camera memory storage. The real need is for a lot of space and very high standards of data transfer, particularly if you’re using a video or DSLR camera.
Memory cards-Types and prices
The different types of memory storage are priced on size and type of storage:
- Typically, all memory storage is SD (Secure Digital) format, for standard, Micro SD and Flash memory cards
- Memory size ranges from 4GB to 64GB (4GB equals 1 hour of video)
- Most, but not all, memory cards are designed for HD
- Prices vary from about $10.95 for 4GB memory cards up to the top of the range Panasonic 64GB SDXC which retails for about $600 but is a lot cheaper online.
- Micro SD and Flash memory cards are significantly cheaper, and can take memory up to 32GB
Some people prefer memory sticks to the cards as being ultra-portable and usable anywhere. The current range of memory sticks have approximately the same size range as the Micro and Flash memory cards, and are slightly cheaper.
USB Flash drives
The new USB flash drives are much improved on the old types. They can now take up to 64GB, and these top of the range drives also come with a backup button, encryption and password protection. In terms of price, they’re significantly cheaper than their equivalents in other memory storage devices.
Memory card readers
Designed mainly for USB drives, the memory card readers include very useful all-purpose reader/writers like the Olympus MAUSB- 500xD reader/writer which can also handle audio and data, with a 2GB capacity, and the SanDisk range of all-purpose readers, which have very high upload rates for HD and video.
Shopping for memory storage
Good memory storage is truly invaluable. It’s worth taking your time to check out what’s available, particularly if you have special requirements or have to handle a lot of data.
- Upload speeds: The best new memory storage is extremely fast.
- Prices: You’ll definitely find at least a few good deals online, particularly in comparison with retail.
- Best practice options for your camera: Some memory cards are preferred by professionals and recommended by manufacturers. (You can’t really go wrong with memory storage these days, but the “preferred” models are usually best.)
Important: Also remember- Good memory storage is also a very useful default backup when you need one. You can always save your priceless stuff on these memory storage cards and sticks.