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Old Jun 9, 2012, 9:55 AM   #1
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Need help, I'm confused about which brand of memory card to purchase. I found a "PNY" brand SDHC memory card on sale (PHY professional 8 GB class 10) . It was the same price as a San Disk Ultra 8 GB SDHC memory card that had only a class 6 speed rating. Is the "PHY" brand any good ? Also, this card is for a Nikon model L120 digital camera. Nikon does not list the "PHY" brand as one of their "approved" memory cards. What does "approved" mean ? Does this mean that this PHY brand of memory card will not function properly in my Nikon or will somehow damage it ? Thanks for the help.
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Old Jun 9, 2012, 10:17 AM   #2
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In my experience, SanDisk Class 6 cards are faster than PNY Class 10 cards.

The SD Card Speed Classes are not independantly verified (except by a few individuals), so many manufacturers misrepresent their products.

I've always been very pleased with the performance and reliability of SanDisk and Lexar flash memory cards.

"Approved" just means that Nikon tried a card with their camera and it worked. That doesn't mean that other cards won't.
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Thanks for your reply and the info.
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It's my understanding that PNY doesn't make their own ram, so reliability may be suspect. Stick with Sandisk for better odds of not losing data.
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I suggest to buy a sandisk card or toshiba white card. More fast than that.
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I have used several PNY cards with no issues.
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I've got some PNY cards too. They work, but they're not as fast as SanDisk or Lexar.
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not sure if the nikon L120 really benefit form true class 10 card. But PNY are decent cards, not outstanding. But are pretty reliable.

Sandisk are very good, so are lexar, delkin, transcend, kingston. Even the samsung are pretty good cards. The big brands are all good cards. When you really need a true class 10 go with sandisk, kingston and lexar.
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