For Christmas my Dad for a fancy Canon Digital SLR camera as he loves photography and is trying to properly 'get into it'. I could not afford anywhere near the price of the camera so instead got him a few accessories for it, including 2 memory cards. It is highly recommended to buy 2 smaller memory cards instead of one big one as it has been known that cards can break / go faulty thus loosing all your photos (so hence why its better to spread the over 2 cards). I came across the PNY Class 10 Professional 8GB SD Card (after being recommended the make by a friend and PC world workers). I was no way going to buy the card from PC World as they were well over charging prices. Once I got all the information I wanted from the guys at PC World, I went home and ordered from amazon.
The card came only a few days after ordering and was securely packaged. The card is well packaged and looks pretty good when boxed up. The card comes in a little storage plastic box (as most SD cards) which is securely fastened to apiece of card with all the advertising jargon on it.
The card is a standard SD card size and should work with most digital cameras. It works at 20MB/s (133X) which is apparently the optimum performance for SLR cameras. The memory card is ideal for capturing HD photos and videos. The card has a storage size of 8gb. Whilst now days crads can store 100's of gb's as mentioned earlier I am a bit weary of storing large amounts of photos and videos on just one card. As the camera is not used a huge amount we only have 2 cards and tend to use one for videos and one for photos which seems to work quite well (and due to the fact that an SLR camera needs a carry case etc its not extra effort to carry a spare card or two). The 8gb version will hold a decent amount of photos but it depends what quality the photo is that will determine just how many you can store on the card.
The card is very quick and allows photos to be saved almost instantly which is perfect for wildlife or 'action' photography which require lots of pictures to be taken quickly in order to capture the perfect moment.
I bought the card just before Christmas for only £8.50 which was a bargain compared to the £25 PC World was charging for the exact same make and model. However after just looking it can now be picked up for £7.25 from amazon or £19.99 in stores.
To top everything off the card comes with a 5-year warranty!!! Whilst this will not help recover lost photos and memories it shows the confidence PNY have in their product. We have had no problems to date with the card and it seems very reliable (after a fair amount of usage)