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Sony 32GB Class 10 SDHC

B&H has a great deal on the Sony 32GB Class 10 SDHC card for $14.95 right now. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

The Class 10 rating is a rating intended for evaluating video capture performance.  In this case, Class 10 is the fastest rating currently available for video performance, which means these will work with just about every HD video camera on the market today.  For a more detailed explanation of SD card classes and speed ratings, check out my prior article on Demystifying SD Cards.

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No More Slow Memory Cards

I’ve seen a lot of deals lately on Class 4 and Class 6 SD cards mixed in with deals on Class 10 SD cards.  The price difference between these classes of SD cards is now nominal and, as a result, there’s really  no reason you should buy a Class 4 SD card anymore.

The prevalence of this problem came to light recently when a friend brought his Canon 60D to me, stating that it wouldn’t record video for more than a couple of seconds.  My gut told me to check the SD card first thing.  And, sure enough, he had an old SanDisk Ultra Class 4 SDHC card in it.  I swapped it out with one of my SanDisk Class 10 SDHC cards and it worked like a charm.

He ordered a new Class 10 SDHC card that day.  His 60D has captured video just fine ever since.

If you don’t already know, the Class-ratings on SD cards relate to a minimum write speed. When recording HD video, you need a minimum-sustained write speed in order to dump the data off the camera and onto the card.  In many cameras today, Class 4 (4MB/s) and Class 6 (6MB/s) cards just can’t handle the data transfers.

Class 10 cards are currently the fastest rated for minimum write speeds available and will handle video capture for most, if not all, current HD video DSLRs and camcorders today.

If you want to know more about SD card speed ratings and classifications, check out my article on Demystifying SD Cards.

If you want an easy recommendation, go with SanDisk Extreme Class 10 SD cards.

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Amazon has a solid deal on an HP 32GB SDHC card for only $20.99.  The deal is valid through June 30 or until they run out.  This card appears to be manufactured by PNY and has received solid ratings from customers at Amazon.  I just ordered one for myself as well.  Details here at Amazon.

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Transcend 32GB SD Card

Amazon has a Transcend 32GB Class 10 SDHC card for $27.99 from now through March 22.  If Amazon happens to run out, B&H has them for a couple bucks more with free shipping as well.

The Class 10 rating is a rating intended for evaluating video capture performance.  In this case, Class 10 is the fastest rating currently available for video performance, which means these will work with just about every HD video camera on the market today.  For a more detailed explanation of SD card classes and speed ratings, check out my prior article on Demystifying SD Cards.

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Transcend Class 10 SD Card

Amazon has a great deal on Transcend SD cards right now.  A 16GB Class 10 SD card is only $15.98 at the time of this post. Check it out here on Amazon.

The Class 10 rating is a rating intended for evaluating video capture performance.  In this case, Class 10 is the fastest rating currently available for video performance, which means these will work with just about every HD video camera on the market today.  For a more detailed explanation of SD card classes and speed ratings, check out my prior article on Demystifying SD Cards.

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Lexar Platinum II SDHC Card Deal

The Class 10 Lexar Platinum II SDHC cards are pretty good deals right now at B&H (the 32GB card is a great deal for $32.95).  Unless you are shooting with the latest, top-notch DSLRs, these cards should keep up with your camera’s ability to write data. [click to continue…]

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