Mar 232013

Camera users all have at least one SD card for their camera but are sure every SD card you used is right for your camera? There are a variety of SD cards of different types and capabilities. What is the right Sandisk SD Card for your camera can be a tricky and confusing thing. This article will give you some advice in selecting a right SanDisk card.

1. Determine what type of camera you own

To some extents, the type of your camera determines the SD card you need to select.  Typically, it will be very easy to identify what type of camera you own or wish to purchase. Most cameras fall into 2 distinct categories, “Point and Shoot cameras” and “DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflexive) cameras”. Point and Shoot cameras are the prototypical digital cameras. Often small, rectangular, and very easy to use, P&S cameras are great for the photos on the go. DSLR cameras (pictured on the right) are very distinct in nature.

If you own a Point and Shoot variety of camera, there are 2 types of SanDisk memory cards to consider: SanDisk Standard blue line of memory card, or the SanDisk Ultra line of memory card.

If you own a DSLR camera, consider choosing the SanDisk Ultra card, the SanDisk Extreme card, or the SanDisk Extreme Pro card for your camera.

2. Determine what you will be using the camera to capture

If you have a Point and Shoot camera, you must ask yourself what types of things you will be capturing on your camera. If you intend to simply take still frame photos with little movement and little video, consider choosing the SanDisk Standard blue line memory card.

If you have a Point and Shoot camera and intend to do more action shots and videos, first determine what quality of video your camera is capable of. Class (Video Quality) is a tricky subject, but it can be broken down simply. If your Point and Shoot camera is capable of Class 6, or Class 10 video; consider choosing the SanDisk Ultra memory card, as it will allow you to capture videos in full HD.

If you own a DSLR camera, you must decide how high of a performance quality you might need. For the serious photo enthusiast, we recommend the SanDisk Extreme Pro memory card, which records in Ultra High Speed – 1, the highest video quality available in SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. The Extreme Pro is the fastest SD memory card on the market, reading pictures at up to 95 MB/s. For the photo lover that doesn’t quite need that level of performance but still needs top notch speeds, we recommend the SanDisk Extreme memory card line. Reading pictures at up to 45 MB/s, this card has high performance at a more affordable price tag. The Extremes also record Class 10 video, which is Full HD. For the photo hobbyist who is simply looking to enjoy their DSLR, consider the SanDisk Ultra memory cards. After you choose what type of card you wish to obtain, you must then decide what capacity you need.

3. Find a read/write speed that works for you

The read speed is how long it takes to read something from the memory card. The write speed is how long it takes to save something on to the memory card, or how long it takes the camera to save the picture to the card. Read and Write speeds are important because it determines how fast pictures are taken from and put on the memory card, which affects how quickly you can take the next photo.

Of course there are also many other factors should be kept in mind when choose a right Sandisk SD card, these three advice I offered here are for your reference. Besides choosing the right SD card, there is another troublesome matter for many SD card users that is losing card data due to human error or device problem. In this occasion, you can use Card Data Recovery software. It can recover delete, lost or formatted photos, video, audio and documents in seconds with several clicks.