Pretec has now announced a 8GB SD card," the highest capacity SD card in the world." Pretec 8GB SD card is fully compliant with SD 2.0 (SDHC) specification with access speed up to 20MB/sec. With capacities of 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB, Pretec 8GB SDHC is now available for key customer sampling at unit price $299. Mass production is scheduled by Q4/2006.
I personally use cards no larger than 2GB... I prefer the SanDisk Ultra and Extreme models due to their speed AND reliability... I shy away from slower (and cheaper) cards because I want the flexibility of being able to shoot in continuous mode and slower cards don't help much in that regard.... I also rather have more memory cards than 1 big card.... my thinking is if the card fails I won't lose as many photos.... I prefer dumping the pictures to my computer and then burning to a CD as soon as possible after a picture taking session...
My two cents worth...
Enjoy your D80... I'm hoping mine ships soon so I can use it with the 18-200mm VR lens that I just received!
samsclub online or costco online are good places to buy the SD cards inexpensively. Costco sells the Sandisk extreme cards in 1 and 2 gig sizes. I looked at the plus cards, with the builting port and they seem very flimsy. They have a lifetime warranty but you can pick up a reader for 8 bucks for SD cards so why would you pay 20 bucks more per card to have a builtin usb port. the reader is very small and fits in my pocket nicely. It also serves as a storage box for the card that isn;t in the camera.
-Keith vinyl, 8-tracks, film cameras, need I say more...
-Keith vinyl, 8-tracks, film cameras, need I say more..
After calling Dell I learned that the SD port in my Inspiron is capable of reading no more than a 1GB SD card. My question is whether anyone has used the SanDisk SD Plus line, the cards with a built-in USB connection? While the 1GB is currently the highest capacity on the market, the 2GB is scheduled to hit the market in October. Thanks.
I'm not certain about Inspiron, but if you are asking about using cards larger than what the manufacturer recommends, I ran into a similar situation with my HP point-and-shoot a couple of years ago. The manufacturer told me the largest SD card I could with was 128mb or 512mb (can't remember which), as the manual said. But that's because 128/512 mb was the largest there was when the camera was built, and therefore that's the largest they would stand behind. Since I can get cards dirt cheap, I moved up to 1GB and now 2GB and had no problem at all.
For what it's worth, I've heard the built-in USB connector breaks off the card. Haven't used one though.
I've been using a 1Gb Sandisk Ultra II Plus (built-in USB) and it's great. Flimsy is a relative term really. It firmly snaps into place and takes a bit of force to snap it free to rotate into USB mode. However, I'm going on 4 months of consistent use, and it's no closer to breaking off than the day I got it.
For anyone looking to get a Plus card, I wouldn't worry too much about it breaking at the hinge. As a previous poster said, if it ever happened you still have the lifetime warranty.