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Bought a new digital camera...need SD card help

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Veccster, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Dec 20, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    Veccster

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    Don't skimp on a card. They are cheep enough to buy a quality card.
    Buy a name brand, I have used SanDisk for ten years and never had a problem. I don't know of anyone personally, but I have read where cards have become corrupt and all of the images were lost. COSTCO is a good place to pick up cards, I would pick up at least a 4 gig card.
     
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    Thanks Fletch. I figured a decent card was important and would not buy an off-brand name. I was thinking either Kingston or SanDisk.

    But will I see any noticeable difference between a Class 4 and a Class 6? What does this affect? I'm trying to research it but have trouble understanding the technical jargon.

    I plan to get at least 8GB because the camera shoots HD video.
     
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    I have the 10mp panasonic digital camera. Can't think of the specific model. SD card is important if you like to use the burst mode on your camera. I use my that way all the time. My primary reason is taking sport mode pictures without flash. I do a lot of hunting and this allows me to take pictures of birds flushing. I had an older SD card and found that after taking several pictures the camera would stop to download the data. With a better SD card it allowed me to take many more pictures without the camera doing a brain dump in the middle. Most any new card with high down load speeds will fill the bill. good luck
     
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