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When I was given a very nice digital camera as a gift for my birthday I thought it was a nice touch that the person included a memory card with the gift. As great as that was it was only a 2GB card, now it was very useful for a decent length of time but once I started to realise how many photographs I had taken I started to dread the card becoming full right at the very moment that I would really want to take the photo. A 2GB card can store a hell of a lot of photos and a small amount of video (as most digital cameras have the option to shoot video and even in HD you can imagine how much space that would take up)
So I was on the look out for a bigger storage for my camera, there was lots of choice from small such as the 4GB to a lot bigger 32GB. I decided to stick with the brand of card I was already using. That was Sony, I'm a bit so a stickler when it comes to names but if someone other than a salesperson recommends a brand I have never heard of I will happily give it a go.
It was very easy to find and purchases this little wonder as once I started looking they seamed to be everywhere and strangely for exactly the same price. It came packaged on a little cardboard sheet with a clear hard plastic covering. The memory card was clearly visible through the packaging. The card is dark black in colour with a black and red sticker right in the centre with the 32GB logo totally unmissable. 32GB meant this card was the equivalent of 16 of my original 2GB card and when compared to the price of that card it certainly wasn't 16 times the price.
The packaging was easy to open not one of those frustrating packs that you need a chainsaw to get in to.
Loading the card will depend on the camera you are using it in, but for me it was a simple action of pressing on the top of the 2GB card and that popped out like a DVD and replacing it with it's much bigger brother. This card can of course also be used in digital camcorders as I have used this card for that very use. The video playback and photo quality is great on this card, I'm not sure if the quality of the image can be effected by the card or if it's all down to the camera itself. However I did notice that the photos loaded quicker once I had installed this card and maybe it's all in my head but the pictures looked sharper.
Small but big, this is a great little memory card, it packs quite a punch for it's size and when compared to smaller capacity cards such as the 16GB for a little bit more money you get a lot more memory.
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I have three different cameras and so have a number of different memory cards for them. Although I am not loyal to one particularly manufacturer, I do tend to lean towards Sandisk just because I have found them to be particularly reliable in the past. However, if I find a good deal for another manufacturer then I will often buy this because I have not yet found any manufacturer of flash memory that is completely useless!
When I bought a new point and shoot camera last year, I did actually manage to talk the sales assistant into giving me a memory card with it as well for a reduced price. I managed to pick up this Sony 32 GB Class 10 SDHC for £35.00, and considering the Amazon price for this exact card is £99.99 I felt this was a real bargain. I was also interested to see how the Sony card compared to the Sandisk. I don't think I would ever pay £99.99 for a 32 GB card - to me this just sounds far to expensive - and I also prefer to have my files spread out over smaller GB cards so that if the card corrupts then I less files are affected (that's a little but of my paranoia kicking in!).
This card is obviously suitable for all SDHC compatible devices - but I just tend to use it with my point and shoot camera. I have found that using the 32GB card will allow me to store about 800 photos that are approximately 12MP size - and so this disk obviously allows you to store a lot of photos. However, like I said, I do like to spread out my files over several discs and unless I was backing them up I would not want to store this many photos on a card at any one time. Having said that, I haven't had a problem with any corruption while using this disk and so far it has given me every reason to be confident in it.
There is a storage protection function on the disc where you can flip the little switch down which will prevent you from deleting any files accidentally.
Transferring files is very quick as it is a Class 10 - although obviously if you are transferring all 32GB then it could take some time!
The only reason I wouldn't particularly recommend this card is that it's expensive compared to other manufacturers. It's true that it is a Class 10 and so it's quicker than most - but even still, I just really don't think it's worth the extra pennies.
I have used this SD card mainly for my camera but also for a camcorder too. It has an enormous capacity - one much larger than most other SD cards you will find on the market. This means that you can store thousands of photos and 960 minutes of high definition video to be precise. Made by Sony, you can expect it to be pretty reliable too.
The card comes in a little box with a plastic covering over the SD card. This covering is transparent so you can see right through to the card. The card itself has a blue plastic coating and a mostly yellow sticker on the front with a rainbow pattern along the top. You can clearly see that it is the 32GB version from the card itself as well as the box. You can also get 8GB and 16GB versions of this product if you don't wish to spend as much money and think that'll suit your needs.
The card easily comes out the box once you rip it open and it can then be inserted into any portable devices such as cameras or camcorders for use. It can hold over 13,000 photos, which makes it excellent if you are a keen photographer. I used to have to delete photos off my SD card every now and then but with this new one I find myself keeping the same photos on all the time as it hasn't yet got near to full up! I have also had no issues using it with a camcorder, which happened to be a Sony one too. The video quality once played back has turned out to be excellent and it's all there thanks to the large capacity of the card.
You can transfer all your media to a computer by inserting the card in the SD card slot. My Macbook I am typing on now has a slot in the side and most modern computers will have one, whether it is under a little cover or not. It's about 3cm wide. Sometimes you will have to get the SD card in position and then quickly slot it in as the computer will only recognise it then. If you slowly put it in, it is sometimes not recognised and you will have to take it out and try again. It should always be safely removed like other devices to prevent any corruption of files on there.
The SD card can transfer material at a rate of up to 20MB/s on devices supporting SD 3.0, which is the latest technology for SD cards. This is super quick and makes loading photos and especially long movies onto your computer a lot faster and more efficient!
You can store music on the card too - around 8000 songs in fact. It is currently priced on Amazon.co.uk at around £37, which isn't a bad price for the capacity. I have had no problems with it and it generally seems to be highly rated amongst other reviews. I'd certainly recommend this for all your storage needs, especially for cameras and camcorders.
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