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konj

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konj Registered since 14th Mar 2013
Thu 14-Mar-13 10:46 AM

Hi,
There are so many cards out there and I'm a bit confused. I shoot mainly photos, but occasional videos. Shoot JPEG Fine/Large. I know it's best to use class 6 or 10, but which brand and type? Thanks for your help. Have a great day.
Phil

Leonard62

Hatboro, Pa, US
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#1. "RE: Which SDHC card?" | In response to Reply # 0

Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Thu 14-Mar-13 11:48 AM

We don't know which camera body you use but the instruction manual will tell you the brand, size and type of the cards you can use. For example the D3200 Approved memory card table shows cards in class 6 or faster and from 2 GB SD cards to 128 GB SDHC cards and SDXC cards from 48 GB to 64 GB from SanDisk, Toshiba, Panasonic and Lexar. I'm sure there are cards made by other companies that work but these were tested by Nikon when the manual and camera were released.

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konj

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konj Registered since 14th Mar 2013
Thu 14-Mar-13 11:54 AM

Sorry Len, I forgot to mention I have a D5100. Thanks.

Leonard62

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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Thu 14-Mar-13 03:34 PM

The D5100 manual pretty much lists the same cards as the D3200. The D5100 is a slightly older body so the manual is lacking a couple of the higher capacity cards but I would expect it would use the same cards as the D3200.

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konj

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konj Registered since 14th Mar 2013
Thu 14-Mar-13 04:03 PM

I ended up getting a Lexar Premium(in U.S. it's Platinum II) 32GB Class 10 200x 30MB/s High Speed SDHC Memory Card. That should be more than sufficient for our trip next month.

MEMcD

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 14-Mar-13 11:44 PM | edited Thu 14-Mar-13 11:44 PM by MEMcD

Hi Philip,

Welcome to Nikonians!

I would recommend getting at least one extra memory card to add to your kit. especially if you shoot Raw or plan on shootinng video.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

konj

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konj Registered since 14th Mar 2013
Thu 14-Mar-13 11:57 PM

I actually bought two Lexar Premium cards. Had a SanDisk Ultra SDHC 16 GB from my last camera. Well prepared now. Thanks for your help.
Phil

chesterdawg

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chesterdawg Registered since 04th Jul 2010
Thu 28-Mar-13 12:17 PM

amazon basic class 10 work fine for me. Never had a problem with sandisk either.

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Sasquatch519

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Sasquatch519 Registered since 26th Mar 2013
Thu 28-Mar-13 01:29 PM

According to Nikon, the largest card the D5100 supports is the 64GB Sandisk Extreme. I've verified that this card works on my D5100. I'm not sure about other 64GB cards. Most people seem to stick to getting a few smaller cards to limit losses from cards getting lost or damaged.


D5100
AF-S 18-300mm 3.5-5.6
AF-S 10-24mm 3.5-4.5
AF-S 50mm 1.8
SB-700

konj

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konj Registered since 14th Mar 2013
Thu 28-Mar-13 04:39 PM

Thanks for taking the time to supply the info. I agree with you about smaller cards. 32Go is enough for me.

konj

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konj Registered since 14th Mar 2013
Thu 28-Mar-13 04:41 PM

I'll try the Amazon Basic, but for everyday photos at first. Thanks. Have a great day.

ned2021

CA
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ned2021 Registered since 02nd Jul 2013
Tue 02-Jul-13 12:07 PM

Bought a SDXC 64GB card for my D3100 last month for $14 free shipping. Took 3 weeks to receive it in the mail but was worth it. Great card:
http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/239186699.html

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