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Memory Cards for Digital Cameras

Brief guide to CF memory cards and SD memory cards

Here's my quick guide to memory cards for digital cameras. I'll briefly explain the main varieties available and what specifications you need to look out for when buying one.

It's important not to forget about memory cards because they can actually have quite an impact your photography. Unfortunately - perhaps because they're so small and there's no space to write things in full - memory cards are a world of abbreviations and jargon!

But in reality you only need to know a few simple things to always find the best memory cards for your camera.

 

What are memory cards?

 

 

What are the main characteristics of memory cards for digital cameras?

 

 

What are the main types of memory cards for digital cameras?


(SD - 'Secure Digital')

 


(CF - 'Compact Flash')

 

Memory cards for digital cameras

 

What other varieties of memory cards for digital cameras are there?

 

Advice for using memory cards

Using memory cards is pretty self-explanatory, but here are some handy tips:


"It's a golden rule to always have a spare memory card in your bag!"

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