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I have several memory cards I've amassed for one reason or another, but one memory card I chose to buy for my holiday in September was this Transcend SDHC card.
Mine is actually a bit different to the one in the picture above as it's blue rather than green, but the fundamental product is the same. The card is the standard SD card size, and is ideal for inserting into your digital camera to store photos, which you then transfer to your computer.
I bought this alongside a Kingston card, for two reasons. Firstly, Transcend is more of a budget brand and I was slightly concerned about fully relying on this card in case it failed and I lost all my pictures. Secondly, I wanted a Class 6 card because of the added speed benefits; my Lumix TZ7 has an HD video mode and I wanted it to be able to keep up well and transfer video to my computer reasonably quickly. The fact that it's an SDHC card rather than just an SD card helps too - so if you're in the market for a memory card, always check the class (my personal rule of thumb is 4 or above) and if your device supports SDHC, then go for that over SD.
4GB is not a massive amount in terms of today's memory cards, where you can go up to 32GB or even 64GB. I found that 4GB was more than enough for the short videos I took plus a few high quality pictures, and I didn't come close to reaching the full limit on holiday (to be fair I had 8GB of photos on another card). Even on the highest quality setting on my camera I guesstimate I could take at least 2,000 photos, so if you're intending to use this just for pictures it's a worthwhile card to have, and you won't be faffing around changing cards often.
I found this Transcend card to work just as well as the Kingston card I bought, and it was a little bit faster due to being class 6 rather than class 4. Although it will probably never be my 'main' card, I will definitely be using it in the future when I'm doing video work and have no complaints in terms of reliability so far.
Memory cards aren't the most exciting purchase in the world - they're ultimately designed to be functional, after all, but with this 4GB Transcend card you're definitely getting value for money. I'd always recommend buying memory cards online as they are at least half the price. I bought my Transcend card from Amazon, where it's currently priced at under £5. In my mind that's an absolute bargain and I'd have no hesitation to recommend this memory card to anyone who wants a good, speedy performance and reliability in storing photos and video.
Transcend Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Class 6 Card is fully compatible with SDA 2.0 specification. It is suitable for SDHC compliant devices, SLC flash chip with High Speed transfer rate. Perfect for high-end digital devices.
|Product Description:||Transcend - flash memory card - 4 GB - SDHC|
|Product Type:||Flash memory card|
|Speed Rating:||Class 6|
|Storage Capacity:||4 GB|
|Form Factor:||SDHC Memory Card|
|Supply Voltage:||2.7 - 3.6 V|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||Limited lifetime warranty|