About This Video
James from Ted's Cameras compares the features and benefits of the Sandisk memory card range.
James: Hi! I’m James and welcome to Get Teducated, let’s talk Sandisk SD Cards
SD – Stands for Secure Digital, these small durable cards have now become the standard card used in most compact digital cameras.
Within the SanDisk range, there are 3 tiers of SD cards. Standard, Ultra and Extreme.
The Standard cards are the slowest version of SD cards, generally only suitable for entry level cameras and low quality video recording. They do however provide the most economical storage option for your data.
The next type is the Ultra range of SD cards. While these are the same size and shape as a standard SD, they provide the higher read/write speeds necessary for more recent cameras that record HD video and offer high speed shooting modes. An added bonus is that they are faster when copying the photos off the card too.
The top of the SanDisk range is the Extreme cards. These are really the bees’ knees of memory cards, offering the highest speeds and extreme durability in cold and wet environments. While these were originally just for professional photographers, many mid-range cameras can benefit from the speed boost provided by these high end SD cards.
Micro SD Cards are the baby brother of the SD card, available in the same standard, ultra and extreme ranges as the SD cards. These tiny chips are common in mobile phones, adventure video and some of the newest compact cameras.
Compact flash cards are the longest running format of memory card still in use today, but despite their age are generally preferred in high-end or professional cameras due to their larger storage capacities, higher read/write speeds, and easier installation and removal.
Because Compact Flash is more focused towards professional use, they are only available in the high-speed Ultra and Extreme ranges.