Memory cards buying guide

 

When choosing a memory card for your camera, it's not only important to consider the number of pictures or length of video it will hold, but also the class of memory card that's most suitable for your camera. The higher the class, the faster the memory card will save the image and therefore you can take your next shot quicker– reducing buffering time. We also stock Micro SD cards that can be used to increase the memory in some Mobile Phones. Use the simple tables below to select the memory card to suit you. View our range of memory cards.

Memory card class and speed

Class Type Speed Most suited for
2 SD   Older cameras (over 5 years old)
4 SDHC 15 MB/s Entry level cameras
10 SDHC 20 MB/s Entry-mid cameras, Entry level camcorders, Entry-mid level bridge cameras
10 SDHC 30 MB/s Entry-mid level camcorders, Semi-professional DSLRs, Mid-Upper range bridge cameras

Memory card capacity

 

Number of images

Number of images (mid-normal quality) 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB
10 500 1,000 2,000 4,000 8,000 16,000
12 452 905 1,810 3,619 7,238 14,474
14 382 765 1,530 3,060 6,120 12,240
16 330 660 1,220 2,440 4,880 9,760
20 250 500 1,000 2,000 4,000 8,000
24 226 452 905 1,809 3,619 7,237
 

Length of video

Quality 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB
SD (MPEG2) 50 minutes (XP), 100 minutes (SP), 200 minutes (LP) 100 minutes (XP), 200 minutes (SP), 400 minutes (LP) 200 minutes (XP), 400 minutes (SP), 800 minutes (LP) 400 minutes (XP), 800 minutes (SP), 1,600 minutes (LP) 800 minutes (XP), 1,600 minutes (SP), 3,200 minutes (LP)
hd (AVCHD 1080p) 30 minutes (Super), 40 minutes (High), 60 minutes (Standard), 90 minutes (Extended) 60 minutes (Super), 80 minutes (High), 120 minutes (Standard), 180 minutes (Extended) 120 minutes (Super), 160 minutes (High), 240 minutes (Standard), 360 minutes (Extended) 240 minutes (Super), 320 minutes (High), 480 minutes (Standard), 720 minutes (Extended) 480 minutes (Super), 640 minutes (High), 960 minutes (Standard), 1,440 minutes (Extended)