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Old Dec 1, 2010, 12:51 PM   #1
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im thinking of getting a new camera, so i decide to start looking into new sdhc cards.......i think, well ill need a class 10 card for HD video......the i come across the 3 brands ive used before.transcend, lexar, and sandisk.

looking at the 16gb sizes the transcend class 10 is $30.00, the lexar is $140.00 and the sandisk is close to $200.00

what is with the price jump there??? is transcend junk? i mean if i can get good quality out of it ill go where i keep more money, but is it gonna crap out on me soon? cause if its a crap card ill spend more for better quality......

what am i missing here?
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Old Dec 1, 2010, 5:52 PM   #2
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SDHC cards are coming down in prices lately. I bought a Patriot 16gb card for $20 and a 8gb PQI card for $7.67. I don't have any problem so far. They are not name brands but I am not willing to pay even $30 for a 16gb card. I have some Sandisk memory sticks for my Sony P&S camera and occasionally I have unreadable files or lost files. To me, brand name products don't always turn out to be as perfect as people may think. I always download my pictures into my computer after the shooting. That is my way of preventing the files from getting lost or corrupted.

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IMO Sandisk are grossly over-priced - the only card I've ever had to throw away because it failed (very inconveniently) was one of theirs. Lexar ditto to a lesser extent. Lots of people use Transcend and I haven't heard of any problems with them.
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Where in the heck are you buying these cards from...!

16GB Sandisk class 10 is less than 80 bucks at Amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...+sdhc+class+10
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Where in the heck are you buying these cards from...!

16GB Sandisk class 10 is less than 80 bucks at Amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...+sdhc+class+10
CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i got my wife that same card only 4gb 2 weeks ago on newegg and it was $56.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

still though why the $54.00 difference between the first 2 cards, both same card different company??
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Difference of price between brands is up to the company that makes them...

Why one company charges more or less is something I can't answer...

Are there differences in warranty...? I think the Sandisk gives 5 years but you
should check the Sandisk site for that... There is a high rate of failure with
flash memory of any brand so it may be something to consider...



Also, be sure your device is compatable with the brand/speed of the cards...
Some devices don't work with some brand/speed cards...

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that transcend is having me second guess sandisk LOL thanks for the heads up wizzard........ill be keeping my eye on amazon!!
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that transcend is having me second guess sandisk LOL thanks for the heads up wizzard........ill be keeping my eye on amazon!!
You're welcome, bryman...!

I love Newegg but they are usually way over priced with flash memory...
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I used 2 different transcend CF cards in an older camera 4, 8 and 16GB. I now have an 8GB transcend SDHC as a backup card for my Fuji HS10 and onen of the SDHS micro cards in my Olympus SW1050. Never had an issue with any of the transcend cards and I have taken at least 25,000 images with the CF cards and close to 10,000 with the SDHC cards.

I am now using a 16GB Adata card in my Fuji HS10 just to make sure I never run out memory card space on those big shots and breaking news etc.
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You're welcome, bryman...!

I love Newegg but they are usually way over priced with flash memory...
I find that newegg seems to have good to better than good prices on memory cards as long as you know what ti buy such as transcend cards....... I found that newegg of all the reputable dealers had the best prices on Transcend SDHC cards when I first got my Fuji HS10.

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