View Full Version : SDHC Cards: What brand are you using?

01-08-2011, 4:31 PM
What brands are you using and why? I'm testing out a Transcend class 10 8gb SDHC card in a new camera. I'm looking at a larger capacity Sandisk card next because they have an excellent reputation.

01-08-2011, 5:30 PM
Sandisk. Quality control.

01-08-2011, 5:32 PM
I only use Transcend or sandisk class 4 or up depending on the device its used in

01-08-2011, 7:20 PM

01-08-2011, 7:34 PM
Patriot 16gb Class 10. The only card that doesn't crap out during extreme sports...

01-08-2011, 7:43 PM
Going to get a 16gb or 32gb class 10 Sandisk next. Maybe a couple depending on price.

01-09-2011, 1:59 PM

01-09-2011, 4:22 PM
Sandisk is pretty much the professional standard these days (used to be Lexar). Of the Tier II companies Transcend's the best and I've been known to use them for noncritical applications (think: beater point and shoot that lives in my glove compartment) but at this point the price difference is small enough I wouldn't bother, I'd be more likely just to buy a new card or use an older Sandisk or whatever.

01-09-2011, 6:31 PM

01-11-2011, 6:35 AM
I just purchased a Panasonic Lumix GF1 and did a lot of research looking for the right cards, I ended up getting a SanDisk Extreme Class 6 8GB it says it has a 20MB's speed which i have seen also on some of their Class 10 cards.


That Url helped me out a lot.

01-11-2011, 6:41 PM
I'm using a 16 gig PNY disk in an Everio JVC camcorder. So far so good.

01-13-2011, 3:29 AM
SanDisk and PNY is all I use on my Canon EOS 60D, I stick with 8gb and smaller the larger ones tend to take longer to process my images.

01-17-2011, 2:24 PM
sandisk and patriot,

01-17-2011, 2:40 PM
Kingston. I found a pair of 8GB Class-4's at this time last year for about $20 so I jumped on 'em. They've been great!

Patriot 16gb Class 10. The only card that doesn't crap out during extreme sports...

I didn't even know Class-10's existed! :p

01-30-2011, 10:16 AM
SanDisk and Kingston...

01-30-2011, 8:16 PM

01-30-2011, 8:23 PM
If you buy from one of the secondary Amazon vendors, make sure the back is slightly translucent and has serial numbers stamped on the back. If the back is dark black, then it might be a knock-off.

That's what I have been told, tell you the truth, I haven't truly researched the validity of that. I usually avoid Amazon's secondary vendors.

01-30-2011, 9:34 PM
Sandisk or Patriot, but Patriot is much cheaper. I even have some 4GB Kodak cards I got from Black Friday for a few bucks, and those work well.

I've used all of those in Canon & Nikon digital cameras (P&S and DSLR cameras), and I've also used those SD cards in car audio products with music and video streaming through the head unit. No problems with any of them, but sometimes you may need to format the card to FAT32. But then I always format all of my cards before using them.

Just watch out for the fake Sandisk SD cards out there, and there are a lot of them (Ebay has a ton of them).

01-31-2011, 12:30 AM
SanDisk. Buy the right class for what you're using it for. If just for point and shoot cams then class 2 should be good. Go Class 4 or class 6 if you're going to be watching video (movies) or really high res pics (like RAW).