Your Guide To Buying an SD Card – 7 Helpful Tips

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Buying An SD Card

They're just SD cards, right? How hard can it be to buy one?

As with many things in photography, the reality is not always as simple as it could be. Whilst buying an SD card is not like purchasing a new camera or lens, you should still put in some time to research what is the most suitable card for you.

To help you with your purchase we have put together 7 key things to consider when buying an SD card.

1. Which Type Of SD Card?

There are in fact three different types of SD cards.

  • The ones called simply SD, SDHC or SDXC are the original full-size cards. These are commonly found on mainstream DSLR and compact cameras.
  • Next is the miniSD card. These are gradually becoming obsolete and not often found in photographic equipment.
  • Lastly, we have the microSD. These are gaining in popularity and are very common not only in smartphones but also the new generation of small action cameras such as GoPros and Drone cameras. Make sure you know what type of SD card your device requires.

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