Top 5 Things You Must Know Before Buying a Memory Card
- The quality of an image has nothing to do with your choice of a memory card. It doesn't improve if you buy an expensive memory card.
- Your device might not always be able to catch up with new and changing technologies. For instance, if you buy a Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Memory Card, it might be incompatible with your camera. You might encounter a similar roadblock while using the SDXC card with your computer, so check beforehand.
- Check in advance about how many files (images, videos, etc.) you can store on a specific memory card. The size of each file differs. Also, the file types might be different. If you're learning photography, using a 1GB memory card for your camera is usually sufficient and doesn't break your bank either. As your skills improve, you could upgrade to 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and above.
- Cheaper memory cards are slower and less reliable.
- If you're concerned about data recovery in case the memory card breaks down at some point in time, you might want to go for the new generation of memory cards from SanDisk, Samsung, or Lexar.