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Having owned various digital camera's myself over the last few years I decided to buy my Mum her own digital camera for when she goes away on holiday. She no longer has to borrow my every changing model of camera and now finds it much easier to work her own digital camera. I bought the Fujifilm 4GB Class 4 SDHC Card for use with the camera in order to allow her to take a lot of images and store them on the SDHC Card. I bought the card for myself really, as I organise her images on her social networking profiles such as Facebook.
The card has a capacity of 4GB which is more than enough for the purpose I sue it for. It has the capacity to store more than 2500 images based on a 6mil. pixel image at 1.5MB. With a write speed of 4MB per second and the ability to read at a speed of 10MB per second it is more than capable of keeping up with the volume of data stored on it. Fujifilm are that confident of the quality of their product that it comes complete with a lifetime warranty.
The SD Card is plain black, with a simple monochrome label detailing brand, capacity and compatibility. I love the simplicity of this type of media and the technology is simple and extremely compact. Storage is simple in the tough plastic protective case.
I have owned Fujifilm products in the past but I would say compared to other brands I have little experience of the brand. Available for around £5 online I think this is very reasonable indeed for a 4GB SD Card. The one thing I look out for on such products is the simplicity of the technology. I am able to drag/drop images onto the data storage device when plugged into my laptop, making it simple to guide my Mum on how to use it. I love the simplicity of these devices and I have never had any trouble transferring data either to or from the SD Card.
If you are looking to upgrade the memory capacity of an SD compatible digital camera then I would recommend this particular SD Card. With digital media moving so fast, though, I think you could look elsewhere in terms of capacity and get a lot better deal on a higher capacity SD Card for not much more money.
Ultimately this card is a little outdated in terms of memory capacity, but I have good use for it still as I don't require such a large capacity. Anyone with a digital camera that is mad keen on taking images should look to invest in a larger capacity SD Card.
Having got a new camera I decided to invest the meagre sum of £5.97 on a 4GB Fujifilm SDHC card. I say meagre since the majority of other cards of similar specifications were at least 50% more expensive, plus the camera is Fujifilm so I thought it would probably be best.
The card looks like any other SD card except is has an additional two letters in its logo, those of course being HC. Although an SD card does work in my new camera, and pretty well most of the time, when taking shots in rapid succession, the ordinary SD card finds it very hard to keep up with the speed of the camera.
The insertion of the new card made it a doddle to take pictures in rapid successes ion in order to get the shot you particularly want. Taking them slowly could mean you miss it and it's gone forever. However if you find yourself in a similar predicament then please check your card reader first before purchasing one of these cards since I soon discovered my PC card reader did was not equipped to read the new card. This was solved by the purchase of an Intergral card reader from Amazon for £2, I have reviewed this should you wish to check it out, but it or a similar device will be required if your current reader does not read HC cards.
Once you have facilitated the actual reading of the card the transfer from card to PC is pretty much instantaneous. It pops up as a new drive in my computer and is accessible as such. All the folders and files on the card can be read by your Art software such as adobe Photoshop for editing of cropping or whatever.
The purchase of this card has made my camera quicker for those rapid shots, and it stores a vast amount of those shots. 4GB isn't a lot these days but it's suffice for my needs since once the pictures are captured I transfer them to my PC and free up the card again. Shop around there is always a deal to be had out there on the good old Internet.