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Author Topic : 32GB SDHC card - Which brand to buy ? 
sparky101020

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I need a 32GB SDHC card for my HD camcorder which records direct to SDHC card only.
The camcorder minimum specification is class 4 but I assume for the marginal price difference class 10 is better to minimise glitches etc.

I would prefer to buy from Amazon as the cards are less likely to be fakes plus worst case more chance of refund if any problems.

I can find these -

Integral Ultima Pro £15.32
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Integral-SDHC-Class-Memory-Card/dp/B0047T6XN8/ref=sr_1_12?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1361999100&sr=1-12

Lexar Premium £16.75
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lexar-Class-Premium-Flash-Memory/dp/B008LBKEQU/ref=sr_1_20?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1361999100&sr=1-20

San Disk Ultra £17.25
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sandisk-Ultra-SDHC-32GB-FFP/dp/B007PYBOZ4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_computers_7

Transcend £16.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003P3MCXW/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers

Transcend Blue £15.00
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transcend-32GB-SDHC-Blue-TS32GSDHC10/dp/B0046BEIDY/ref=sr_1_11?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1361999100&sr=1-11

I'm looking for a straw poll of which brand is the most reliable.

I've had various brands / badges of 128Mb - 2GB SD cards and never had an issue but all only used for photos so much less demanding than video.

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Blackfirestorm

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Personally I prefer to use sandisk where possible I have a variety of memory cards for different uses and have found sandisk to be the most reliable. Hope that helps.

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RedChecker

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Personally I'd pay the extra and get the Sandisk Extreme

Their marketing waffle claims that as well as being faster their Extreme range are built to higher spec and are more resilient being aimed at professional use rather than consumer use.

You also get free recovery software with Sandisk Extreme cards - may come in handy if you haven't got any already.

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 Razoir



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Of the cards listed I only have experience of the Sandisk and would also recommend them.

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PHOTOJOE99

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Yea, I only use the sandisk too...

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jrdphotography

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quoting post from RedChecker:

Personally I'd pay the extra and get the Sandisk Extreme

Their marketing waffle claims that as well as being faster their Extreme range are built to higher spec and are more resilient being aimed at professional use rather than consumer use.

You also get free recovery software with Sandisk Extreme cards - may come in handy if you haven't got any already.


^this^ ... never go cheap on memory cards when using dslr,

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qartx

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I always go for class 10 sandisk, no problems so far (touch wood). Even if your device is slower, copy to pc etc. benefits from higher bandwidth.

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phil1982

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I own a UHC I sandisk operating at 40+ MB/second that's the best one for HD at 50 progressive frames per second

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sparky101020

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Thanks for your comments - SanDisk Extreme clearly in 1st place.

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Blackfirestorm

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Yeah I would say its clear who we like

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OriginalImage

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I use SanDisk or Panasonic Gold, neither have ever let me down, both extremely fast in my Canons and the USB3 Adaptor

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