Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 13, 2007, 8:36 AM   #1
Junior Member
kam76's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1

I am going to be spending 6 months backpacking through east and southern Africa later this year and am working out what volume SD cards to take with me. I'm not expecting to be able to duck into cafes to download ontoCD every few days so need a decent amount of capacity (I'm quite snap happy). I have my beautiful new S3 IS, atlhough last week I encountered a memory card error where the card stopped functioning. It was a new card and I rather stupidly didn't format it. Having done some research it seems to be a fairly common problem, and I am off to try some of the recovery programmes referred to elsewhere on this forum and hopefully will recover my photos. HOwever, it has made me pause for thought about what cards to take with me and I'd be grateful for any views/advice.

My plan was to take a bunch of 1 gig cards (it was a Sandisk 1 gig that died on me) so that I didn't have all my eggs in one basket in the event of a meltdown on any particular card. Now I am beginning to wonder whether I should take smaller cards again. I simply can't bear the thought of losing up to 700 photos! I've never used SD cards before because my old camera used CF and I've always downloaded fairly regularly. Are there issues in using them as longer term storage? Do they cope ok with heat? As they're so precious and so small I'd be inclined to keep them in my security moneybelt but that would mean they'd be maintained a fairly high temperatures (ie body heat+) a lot. Is there anything else I should consider before forking out or any particular brands that are considered more reliable?

Cheers, K.
kam76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 13, 2007, 11:52 AM   #2
Junior Member
cornel's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 17

Hi, try a brand name card (e.g. sandisk) 4 gb or 8 gb.
Good luck and enjoy your trip
cornel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 13, 2007, 5:31 PM   #3
Junior Member
ramayer's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4

I'd recommend taking quite a few smaller cards - after experiencing a card dying in my camera and reading the other card-correption problesm I see on the forums here.
ramayer is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:40 AM.