- Write Speed – how fast the picture is written to the memory card so you can take your next shot.
- Read Speed- how fast the photo transfers to the computer when saving.
- In 2000, the three BIGGEST manufacturers got together and established a SD association that would allow consumers to expect a standard from all SD Cards based on it’s rating:
- Class 2, Class 4, Class 6 and Class 10, indicated on the front of the card in a three-quarters circle.
- It’s important to check your manual to determine which is the most compatible with your device. For example, Class 4 should be capable to provide the necessary speed for all compact camera. However, if your compact camera offers speed bursts or High Quality video recording, you may need a higher Class SD card. If the camera recommends a higher class…definitely follow it’s guidance, you won’t regret it.
- Choose the memory card that works with your device, whether that be SD, SDHC, SDXC, or Compact Flash.
- If you’re like me and shoot a TON of photos or videos…you’re going to need lots of space for storage! Higher-capacity cards allow this! The higher capacity your card is the more memory you’ll have before downloading your photos to your computer.