sd cards or usb sticks

  Dasmad 21 Apr 11
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with sd cards so handy for transfer of photos between camera and pc, and enormous capacities available, is there any point in using usb sticks ? is one system cheaper, faster, or handier in some way I haven't imagined, or is there some downside I'm not aware of ?

  tullie 21 Apr 11

You cant use a usb stick between camera and pc can you,so theres two different issues here.

  woodchip 21 Apr 11

I use both, but SD cards tend to be cheaper. Be aware of Speed ratings on SD cards, the Higher the speed the more they cost

  Thalmus 21 Apr 11

Also, when transferring data you need to make sure that both machines have a SD card reader or carry one around with you. USB sticks have no such limitation

  VideoSentry 21 Apr 11

Get a SD card reader ( USB ) then you can have the benefits of both ,and when you upgrade you just pay for the SD Card !

Card readers start at @ £2

  Muergo 21 Apr 11

I agree with VideoSender, I have a USB reader same size as a memory stick and just change SDHC cards from different applications or different cameras, I would not use a £2 SD card for camera work, I have a new SDHC Extreme plus plus .... cost £26 even with a 50% discount but it enables non stop movies at speed, you obviouslt don't need that for stills but I would get a fast SDHC Typelll if you are shooting stills in quick succession as it will not slow you down by taking a second or so to load between each one.

  canarieslover 21 Apr 11

VideoSentry

Cor you slash out a bit!! I got mine in the 99p shop.

  canarieslover 21 Apr 11

For 'slash' read 'splash'

  Muergo 21 Apr 11

How many photos do you take that you want to keep forever ? of grandchildren, or wife leaving home, compared to the cost of the camera I wouldn't cut corners by using rubbish inside it, when I was shooting miles of film I always used Kodak Kodachrome or Ektachrome not free rolls and cheap processing and it shows up when I see other peoples images of 50yrs ago that have gone all orange or shades of pee green!

  robin_x 21 Apr 11

I use microSD with adapters. Can use in phone then too.

click here

  rdave13 21 Apr 11

Trouble is technology advances at such a rate that whether it's a usb drive or cards they might be defunct in the not too distant future. Who knows in this digital age?

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