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    Hi I have recently bought a DSLR and I have decided to buy a 32gb or 64gb SD card, but I would like some advice on a good brand that isnt too expensive. many thanks

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    What camera is it, if its just capacity your worried about then any half decent brand will do, but if its speed your after, then thats another matter, i use a Sandisk Extreme Pro for my D90 as the buffer fills pretty quick with RAW so need a fast card to compensate.
    Edited by: "haritori" 12th Jul 2014

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    haritori

    What camera is it, if its just capacity your worried about then any half … What camera is it, if its just capacity your worried about then any half decent brand will do, but if its speed your after, then thats another matter, i use a Sandisk Extreme Pro for my D90 as the buffer fills pretty quick with RAW so need a fast card to compensate.



    Hi its a nikon D3200 yeah speed would play a bit of a part., thanks

    pablomozza

    its Hi its a nikon D3200 yeah speed would play a bit of a part., thanks



    OK well then if you need speed, id recommend the Sandisk extreme pro cards, but they are not cheap £40.00 for 32GB.

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    haritori

    OK well then if you need speed, id recommend the Sandisk extreme pro … OK well then if you need speed, id recommend the Sandisk extreme pro cards, but they are not cheap £40.00 for 32GB.



    Cheers thank you

    **** now I want / *need* a new SD card lol

    I bought an extreme card but found when shot continuously in RAW at max fps for a few seconds, it was the processor that was the limiting factor. went for the cheaper ultra when I went 64gb
    amazon.co.uk/San…EZW
    64gb was £20.80 a few days ago. I paid £38 almost exactly 2 years ago

    Original Poster

    thanks for the input so far please keep it coming

    Sandisk are the most reputable brand I find.

    Look for Class 10 device as a minimum but also there are higher catergories. UHS-1 for example.

    Sandisk has lots of range and the ultra, extreme, extreme pro etc have different speeds that go up. Note that these speeds are the Read speeds ( the writes are slower) but still super fast. You can look for 30MB/s, 45MB/s but the extreme pros go to 95MB/s and possibly higher.

    Whilst you may not need his high speed read (the camera is the limiting factor in that it can't physically write any faster) it does provide future proofin and allow a faster rate if using Usb 3.0 sd card reader etc. However, if you are after 'bang-for-buck' a premium camera would be fine with a class 10 45MB/s card and a normal PC sd integrated reader.

    The one you have chosen should be okay for good range cameras. As a word of advice too, buy a smaller card 'just in case' and keep it in the case with the camera- it's sooooo annoying when you forget and leave the card in the PC when you go out! Check your settings to see if your camera can take photos without a SD card loaded: if it can, disable it! Nothing worse than taking photos then checking and there's no card installed and you've lost a once-in-a-life snappie!


    Also spare batteries are a bonus!
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