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I have had my digital camera for about three years now and whilst taking photo's of my new grandson my daughter asked if she could borrow the memory card to get the pictures off the card and onto the computer.
I said I didn't have a card and would have to buy one, but she then asked to look at the camera and there seated inside the battery compartment was a tiny memory card that I had never noticed before. It just slids in and out.
What a great disovery this turned out to be.
The card is a Transcend 4 GB SD Memory Card and you can buy them online or in the shops for about £6.99. Now that I have a card I am taking more photo's as I have discovered it holds as many as my camera can take which is about 80 pictures.
It probably holds more but my camera is old and only stores these many.
You take the photo's and then can transfer the photo's from the camera to the card by pressing a few buttons on the menu.
Once your photo's are safely stored on the card you can then put the card into the computer and it will read the card and add them to the pictures part of your documents.
I have also been able to go to the supermarket and insert the card into the photo machine which lets you choose how many of the photo's you would like to print off the card.
It's really fast to use too.
All in all this little card has renewed my zest for taking photo's and it's like I have just been given a new camera as it now has a better function on it with this card.
I never imagined that taking photo's and putting them onto the computer was so much fun, I have previously been using the lead that came with the camera to add photo's to the computer but now I have discovered the memory card and that my computer has a built in card reader, it's great.
These are brilliant memory cards as you can delete and add photo's as you wish so it never gets filled up and it's easy to use to store photo's or get them printed. I'm happy with my new discovery.
When buying a 4gb SD card for my camera (Canon A520) I seemed to have little choice in 4gb memory cards. The reason my choice was so limited was that my camera does not support SDHC (HC = high capacity) cards, and most 4 GB SD cards are designed for the SDHC standard.
This card is accepted in my old camera fine, but my old ipaq 5450 pocket pc does not seem to accept this card and doesn't recognise it at all. This is most likely to be a problem with my specific pda as other users have claimed the card works fine with very similar models. Before buying this card it's worth looking researching online to see other users' opinions.
The card is quick to access and I've had no major problems with it at all. I've used it in lots of devices, both SDHC and non SDHC, and it's worked perfectly in all of them (accept my pda).
Overall I'm still pleased with the card. Some many devices today seem to use SD cards and, as SDHC devices are backwards compatible with SD cards, buying this card will not be a waste of money, even if you have to use it with a different device than you planned.