If you're shopping online or in-store for a CF card of 4gb you'll notice that there's quite a lot of difference in price for what appears to be the same product under different names. So, are there many differences? Actually, and annoyingly - Yes.
This card states that is has a read/write speed of 15mb/s which is ok but compared to the newer versions which offer 30mb/s for around the same retail price you could end up feeling a little short-changed.
Looking on Amazon at the time of this review this particular card is selling for around £10.18 but the newer version with a write speed of 30mb/s is a few pence more at £10.67.
So for around 50p you double the amount of speed you have for your camera to be able to save the images you're taking to this card. So this means that there'll be no sluggish moments of "Busy" displayed on your camera when you're continually shooting in which time you normally end up missing the best shot of the day.. Typical!
This 30mb/s of speed also allows you to transfer your images onto your computer a lot faster even when you've filled the card completely so if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a full card and no spare you have the option of quickly backing all your images up, formatting the camera and carrying on!
So is 4gb going to be enough? - well, broken down to an approximate storage capacity with a standard 10 mega-pixel camera taking high resolution photo's you'd be able to save about 450 images or if you were to switch on over to the video side of storage it allows around 20 minutes of 1080p capture.
Not bad at all for a tenner now is it?
I wouldn't suggest this is card if you were thinking of only having one, I'd say 16gb would be more suited if you don't want to run the risk of running out of space on holiday or at a wedding. But, if you plan on having a few- which is how I work to be able to separate what I shoot onto different cards this is a great size.
Overall, I'd say go for a SanDisk CF 4gb card but pay the extra pence for the newer version. :)
I brought this card for specific use with in my new Sony DSLR camera. The four GB of memory space on the card gives plenty of room to store up to a 1000 photos in high quality JPEG format or several hundred photos in RAW format. Another big advantage over rival and other cheap cards is the write speed this card can achieve. When taking photos in rapid succession there is no delay while the camera uploads them to the card allow continuous shooting. Similarly download the results onto a computer or laptop can be achieved very quickly even if the card is substantially full. As expected SanDisk cards come with a good reputation and over the few months I have been using it, it has not faulted once. In the event that a card is corrupted then SanDisk's memory recovery software can be used the try and extract the lost data on the card.
This is a 4gb compact flash card, which undoubtably increasing the speed of picture taking. It has advanced technology which allows you to take the pictures really quickly (even quicker when you alter you shutter speed and appature etc) as it stores them really quickly... so there is no delay so you will "never miss a picture". Also it is faster to download the pictures too.
Holds plenty of pictures - depending on the quality of pictures you could probably squeeze around 1300 on there at lower quality (the higher quality the less pictures you will be able to hold).
It is very fast and reliable - mainly made aiming for the professional photographers, who usually have problems with the speed of storing the pictures. But also people who take their camera to say a wedding or on holiday and want to be able to take fast shots, this would fit perfectly. This is suitable for an extrememly good camera and also a cheaper one, so a good all rounder.
The quality is down to what your settings are really - but this camera will be able to hack having the highest quality, as it is very good.
Also has a lower power consuption so doesnt drain your battery like many of them do - AND A LIFE TIME WARRANTY!! So you can't go wrong - and if it did, you would just get another one!
However, this is for SLR cameras not the small click and flash cameras.
Very good overall and I would highly recommend!
I use this memory card in side my digital camera - it is really fast; therfore allows me to capture imagines one after the other really fast. sometimes when im doing sports photography i like to keep hold of the shutter release button and let the camera keep taking pictures one after the other, and there is no buffer under-run with this card. The pictures are recorded onto this card with no delay.
The quality of the card of really good, its a solid build, you know your buying quality when you get this one.
The size of the card will allow you to put hundreds of pictures on it, depending on the quality size you require.
i would really highly recommend this card to anyone who has a camera, if you want long term storage, then this is a good brand name to go with if you dont want your photographs to dissappear!!!
Minimum of 10MB/second sequential read speed for ultra-fast image viewing and data transfer
Minimum 9MB/second sequential write speed lets you capture large image files faster
Low power consumption for longer battery life
|Product Description:||SanDisk Ultra - flash memory card - 4 GB - CompactFlash|
|Product Type:||Flash memory card|
|Storage Capacity:||4 GB|
|Form Factor:||CompactFlash Card|
|Microsoft Certification:||Compatible with Windows 7|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||Limited lifetime warranty ( EMEA - 10 years )|