Last Minute Year-End Deals

Lexar 32GB SDHC Card

If you’re looking for a nice little year-end tax deduction, or you just want to save a buck on some camera gear, we’ve got you covered.  Here are a few great deals that expire today.

Lexar 32GB Class 10 SDHC card – $32.95
(just ordered one for myself)  Class 10 speed rating with a maximum transfer speed of 15MB/s.  A very good (probably the best you’ll find) price for a competent 32GB memory card.  This card is good for all HD video cameras and still images on digital cameras up to entry-level DSLRs.  If you want to know the ins and outs of what the SD card speed ratings and classifications mean, check out Demystifying SD Cards.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM – $1974
This deal has popped up and down a handful of times over the past couple months.  For now, it looks like it will come to an end tonight. [Read more...]

Amazon 16GB SDHC Card for $18.99 – Deal of the Day

Amazon Class 10 16GB SDHC Card

Amazon has posted a solid deal on its 16GB Class 10 SDHC card.  For today only, it is $18.99.  Here’s the link to the deal at 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 SDHC card classes and speed ratings, check out my prior article on Demystifying SD Cards.

Amazon Class 10 SDHC Cards On Sale

Amazon Class 10 SDHC Card

Amazon has its Class 10 SDHC cards discounted through October 2.  The discounts range from marginal to substantial; however, all of the prices are still good deals. For example, the 16GB cards are currently $23.49 and the 8GB cards are $10.34.  Complete details here at Amazon.com.

I’ve never used the Amazon Basics-branded cards before, but the ratings from users show that they are mostly well-regarded.  Here is one detailed review that looks at speed comparisons among Amazon and Transcend Class 10 cards and show that these Amazon Basics cards perform quite 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 SDHC card classes and speed ratings, check out my prior article on Demystifying SD Cards.