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Old Oct 30, 2009, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default Help with Nikon D40...Memory Card?

I have just purchased my first Digital SLR camera, the Nikon D40. Could someone please suggest a memory card that is suitable and works well? The camera will be used for family pictures, weddings, babies, that sort of stuff.

Any suggestions or comments would be helpful.

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Old Oct 30, 2009, 12:03 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums and congrats on the D40.

Most SDHC cards should work fine. I'd probably look for a faster Class 6 (or newer Class 10 designation) card. Sandisk cards are popular (for example, their Extreme III Cards). You may want to look at something like this 8GB Class 6 Transcend, too. It comes with a card reader, has a lifetime warranty, and it's only $20.99 with free shipping right now (assuming you're in the U.S.) from newegg.com

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208376
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Old Oct 30, 2009, 12:35 PM   #3
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About how many pictures does that hold? and should the camera be set on compressed or uncompressed images? I am aware that the uncompressed images take up more space, but are they of better quality? Is there so much of a difference between the two?

I am a beginner here so any advice or suggestions you can offer would be great. We have an upcoming family wedding and would like to get some great shots.
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You could probably get around 1200 photos on an 8GB Card shooting RAW + JPEG Basic. That way, you'd have a lower quality JPEG file you could use for smaller web size images, as well as a RAW file you could convert for higher quality. I'd make sure to shoot RAW (or RAW + JPEG) for more flexibility later, since RAW will allow more latitude for exposure errors, white balance accuracy and more.

If budget permits, make sure to get an external flash, too.
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