good brand of SD cards and types and boxing day sales?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Keebler, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    Firstly, Merry Christmas!

    the title says it all :)

    i'm looking to buy a new SD card for my Canon S3. I was looking at a "PNY" brand 2.0 GB on sale from futureshop. says it's '60x' speed. is that good? is PNY a good brand?

    is there a 'best' brand and type to get? i know DSLR's need super speed and i know there are 'ultra' cards etc..etc..

    any help would be appreciated. i'm going to give my 512 card to 5 year old for his fisher price camera so i'm going to upgrade mine :)

    cheers
    keebler
     
  2. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    60x is not incredibly fast if you want to a lot of continuous shooting. if you're just casually taking a shot or two now and then, 60x should be fine. PNY is a good brand, although if it were me, I'd go with SanDisk or Panasonic.
    Hope this helps,
    wmmk
     
  3. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

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    it does help. thanks. i did some research and found that you are right...60x isn't fast. i guess i was looking at too good for a deal :) i have a sandisk now and am pleased. might just get another :)
     
  4. polevault139 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 1 gig PNY card for my SD600 and a 512 mb high speed card (for when i pole vault). I have never had any problems with them and I got a huge rebate.
     
  5. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    Usually when a card says 60x, it means that's the minimum speed at which it transfers, so it could be faster, but nothing above it is guaranteed. For most P&S cameras, 60x should be fine. For the S3, I think it's a good card, and I don't think you'd see much of a difference with a 130x card.

    I use a SanDisk Extreme II card (one of the dual-USB cards, that plugs into a USB slot), and it works fine for me. The USB feature is convenient, but if you're not careful, you can break the card.

    I just check www.dealram.com for low prices online (buy.com has a deal if you use google checkout), and local retail stores for deals too. Just make sure you know what you're getting before hand. Some cheaper cards can be absolute crap.
     
  6. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thanks for the info.

    i'm looking at these ones:

    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pr...665000FS10058295&catid=11433&logon=&langid=EN

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=2315935&sku=T555-1010

    so hard to decide. I have a sandisk and it's been solid for me. Hard to shy away, yet $20 or $30 for a card isn't had to bite if the card fails on me. (that said, precious lost photos would drive me nuts too :)

    Cheers,
    Keebler
     
  7. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    This is the card I got.

    It was only $37 because I used the Google Chekout thing, but it's a good card.

    I use this site to find low prices, but just be sure to check that it's a reputable dealer, and that the card is a good brand.
     
  8. shieldyoureyes macrumors 6502

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    I've had good luck with my Transcend 80x cards. I've had 2 1GB cards for about 8 months and not a problem with them yet. I got them for ~$22 and they are plenty fast for my D50, my buffer clears nice and fast.
     
  9. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    I have had really good luck with sandisk cards. Very fast and reliable. Good Luck!
     
  10. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thanks for the input folks. i think i'm going to buy the atp card from futureshop. seems to be a good price, decent speed and good size (2 GBs).

    cheers and happy New Year!
    Keebler
     

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