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I bought this 8GB SDHC card a few years ago when I had just bought a new digital camera.
What is an SD card?
SD stands for Secure Digital and an SD card is most commonly used for inserting in your digital camera and any photographs that you take will be stored on the SD card.
HC just stands for high capacity.
About this card
The card has 8GB of memory so you can store around 1920 8 megapixel photos or 1280 12 megapixel photos.
There is a number on the front of the card written inside the letter ‘C’, which represents is the class number. This card is a class 10. The class number refers to write speed. Class 10 means that the card can write at at least 10 megabytes per second. This refers to taking photographs and videos and also data that is transferred to the card.
This card is available on amazon.co.uk for £5.90, which is great value. I think I paid closer to £10.00 a few years ago.
I have used this in about 4 different digital cameras and I have been really impressed with it.
I used it yesterday and I was taking lots of photographs one after the other and it coped really well, but eventually I did run out of space on the 8GB card so had to delete some of my older photos, which I have already backed up on my laptop anyway.
I had photos and videos on there from years ago; some of concerts, holidays, days out, weddings etc. so it does hold plenty and I imagine it would be big enough for most people.
I have had no problems at all with the performance of this SD card and I am happy with the amount of photos and video footage it holds.
I don’t use it to transfer computer documents. I just use it for my camera.
To transfer photographs to my computer from the SD card I just simply insert it into the SD slot on my computer/laptop and a box appears and I am able to view the files. The transferring of files is very quick, even if there is quite a lot to transfer.
If you don’t have a SD slot on your computer/laptop you can use a wire to transfer the photos from your camera/ SD card to your computer. The wire usually comes with your camera, but this can eat away at your camera battery so it isn’t the most convenient way of doing things.
I am convinced that it is a good quality product. It has served me well.
If I was going to buy another SD card I would probably opt for the Transcend 32GB card as it is on Amazon.co.uk for just £13.00, which I think is very reasonable as it is about double the price of the 8GB card, but it holds 4 times the amount of photos and videos.