I'm looking to upgrade the compact flash card in a CoolPix 995 and I'm wondering if any of you have had better luck with some brands than with others. I'm probably going to get a 128MB card, if that makes a difference.
For what it's worth, I use SanDisk cards with my D1: I have a 128Mb and a 192Mb. I've had absolutely no problems with either of them. The only downside is that they are a lot slower than most other manufacturers cards (although this isn't too much of a problem thanks to the cameras buffer). On the plus side, they cost considerably less than the fast cards from the likes of Lexar.
Incidentally note that in some cases the camera, not the card, is the limiting factor for write speed. For example it wouldn't make sense for me to buy a 12x Lexar card for my D1: it wouldn't perform any better than a 10x card since the D1 can't push the data out quickly enough to take advantage of it.
I have a 256 MB Kingston card and a Sandisk 128 MB card. I find the Kingston is *much* faster than the Sandisk. Buy.com has the Kingston 256 MB for $134.95, and there's a $20 mail in rebate right now, which is a pretty low price per MB...
For starters Nikon recommends Lexar for the Coolpix series I've used Scandisk and notice a difference the image sensor writing to the card a, little longer.In my experience with Lexar I would recommend 128mb @ 8x's or 10x's.