Memory Cards


Don’t restrict your Digital Bridge Camera’s performance by simply buying a cheap, possibly package deal SDHC memory card! Class 4 cards are cheap, but slower and many cameras recommend Class 6 for video or burst shooting. Indeed, the newest, faster Class 10 may also boost your performance and satisfaction with your camera.

We’ve pulled together some specs for your perusal and consideration, with the Transcend Ultimate Class 10 16GB rated overall best buy in our Top 10…

Click here to read Wikipedia’s illuminative article covering SD cards, their higher capacity SDHC, Class speeds and future developments.

Make Model Capacity   Class     Speed      Price
Transcend Ultimate 16GB 10 20MB/Sec £10 Click to buy
Transcend Ultimate 8GB 10 20MB/Sec £7 Click to buy
Transcend Ultimate 4GB 10 20MB/Sec £5 Click to buy
Sandisk Extreme 16GB 10 30MB/Sec £18 Click to buy
Sandisk Extreme 8GB 10 30MB/Sec £10 Click to buy
Sandisk Extreme 4GB 10 30MB/Sec £10 Click to buy
Sandisk Extreme III 4GB 6 20MB/Sec £21 Click to buy
Panasonic Gold Line 8GB 10 20MB/Sec £35 Click to buy
Panasonic Gold Line 4GB 10 20MB/Sec £19 Click to buy

 

If you’re planning to shoot lots of video, or prefer to use a single card e.g. while on holiday, here are the 32GB beasts:

Make Model Capacity   Class    Speed       Price
Transcend Ultimate 32GB 10 20MB/Sec £24 Click to buy
Sandisk Extreme 32GB 10 30MB/Sec £37 Click to buy
Panasonic Gold Line 32GB 10 25MB/Sec £85 Click to buy
Transcend Premium 32GB 6 6MB/Sec £22 Click to buy

 

We’ve previously tended to buy the top performing, name brands such as Sandisk or Lexar, but the prices of the Transcend cards are difficult to ignore. Perhaps worth buying one of each to compare?


SDXC

As mentioned in the above Wikipedia article, these are now available. Potentially providing faster speeds and already with higher storage capacity, these are currently premium priced and supported on only the newest cameras. Here are a selection of our recommendations:

Make Model Capacity Class   Speed Price
Sandisk Ultra 64GB 4 15MB/Sec £45 Click to buy
Kingston 64GB 10 35MB/Sec £191 Click to buy
Panasonic Gold Line 48GB 10 22MB/Sec £191 Click to buy