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what do you guys think of this SD card?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by justinsn95, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. justinsn95

    justinsn95 Im in jail...

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    overstock.com has a 4 gig SD card for $100 that they claim is a savings of $50. the brand name is Kingmax, which i guess is off brand, but the price beats the crap out of wal-marts 2 gig scandisc brand which comes out to be about $85.
    what do you think? think this is a good deal? im looking for a high capacity card for my digital camera. i know 2 gig is great, but a 4 gig would be awesome. especially at that price? whats your opinion on this card?
     
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    Furant Millennium Member

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    It sounds like a pretty good deal. But be sure to read your camera's manual. I know my Panasonic Lumix FZ7 only supports up to 2GB SD cards.

    Also, look around. I got my 2GB SanDisk for about $55 about 6 months ago. I kinda like having two cards in case one goes tango uniform.

    Joey
     

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    Blitzer Cool Cat

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    It appears to be a popular brand overseas, check Goggle for links.
     
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    Now, I might be offbase here, but just my opinion.

    My Olympus FE100(4.0mp), has a 512mb smart card, because it was on sale(30 w/a rebate) when I bought the camera. With that 512mb card, I can hold around 720 pics. Obviously, you're mileage will vary slightly if you have say a 5.0/6.0 camera, etc, but not to much I don't think.

    Do you plan on being away from a computer so long that you need to actually use 4gb of pics? I guess if push came to shove, you could carry the USB cable along with you, and if you run out of space, hop into a kinkos or something, and have them download the pics from the camera, and put them on a CD for you, then clear the SD card.

    I'm just wary of some things like that not being from a "known" quality manufacturer.

    Just my opinion
     
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    pyblood

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    This is just me, but I would rather have 2 2GB cards than 1 4GB card. In case something crazy happens. I also tend to lean toward faster memory cards like the Kingston Ultimate line or the faster Sandisk cards.

    Take at look at NewEgg. Here’s a 150X 4GB OCZ SD Card that is $71 with a $12 rebate.

    Like the other posters said, make sure that your camera will actually be able to take advantage of the extra flash memory. It would suck to buy a 4GB card and your camera only recognizes it as a 1GB card.
     
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    I'm all for keeping to the known brands of cards. Price delta isn't that big and once you lose your pictures, there is no turning back!!

    As for a device supporting sizes . . .

    - An older camera I had only supported up to xMB, as that is all that was available in the marketplace at the time it was built.

    - I bought a few 512MB cards, when they were the biggest out there, and they worked fine in the camera. ONLY issue was that the digital counter "couldn't count that high" and gave a blank reading for the number of pictures left on the card. No big deal. All pictures came out and were transferable to the desktop (I use a card reader, I've never used the cameras themselves . . . why chew up the batteries and run slower than needed?).

    So, I suspect that the 4GB cards will work even if not officially supported. Counter may be off, but pictures will be fine. YMMV
     
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    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    Microcenter.com has 1GB SD cards for $19.99. $15.99 in the stores.