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07-12-2015, 10:32 AM   #1
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Which memory card to use with K500/ storage options

I might be taking a 5-10 day trip in future on which i will have no access to any computer/tablet. I will have a portable hard disk with me, However i guess no means to transfer the pics i take on trip. So i was considering buying a new Memory card. My current one is of 8 GB capacity. I intend to photograph mostly in RAW on this trip.
Would a 64 GB card be good or should i stop at 32 GB card ? also...will an normal SD card be ok or should i go for this- SanDisk Extreme 64GB UHS-I/U3 SDHC Memory Card or Pro version of the same, as listed on amazon. It says transfer speeds of 60 Mb/s. Price is a concern to me, hence i do not want totally overpriced card, yet not something which will affect my camera performance.
SDHC or SDXC ...which cards are better ?

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I'd recommend Sandisk Ultra and Extreme cards in whatever capacity you need. They aren't too expensive but you'll get fast and reliable performance. The card you listed is a very good one and it'll outperform the K-500's maximum write speed, bringing you optimal performance in the field.

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If i buy this card, will i be overpaying ? cost is a slight factor in my purchase. I think i do need 64 GB memory for this upcoming trip maybe...maybe not.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Urnamaster13 Quote
If i buy this card, will i be overpaying ? cost is a slight factor in my purchase. I think i do need 64 GB memory for this upcoming trip maybe...maybe not.
Are you overpaying? Hard to say without knowing the price. For me the peace-of-mind having a quality memory card is worth it. That said, I try to buy my memory cards when they're on sale.

As to the 64GB size, I prefer to have several cards with me to divide my photos across; rather than trust the entire trip to just one card. I usually take several 16GB and 32GB cards. Your user manual will tell you how many photos at JPEG/RAW quality you can fit per 2GB. That will help you decide what size cards you might want.

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QuoteOriginally posted by shuber Quote
Are you overpaying? Hard to say without knowing the price. For me the peace-of-mind having a quality memory card is worth it. That said, I try to buy my memory cards when they're on sale.

As to the 64GB size, I prefer to have several cards with me to divide my photos across; rather than trust the entire trip to just one card. I usually take several 16GB and 32GB cards. Your user manual will tell you how many photos at JPEG/RAW quality you can fit per 2GB. That will help you decide what size cards you might want.
Thanks for the tip. I ended up ordering the 32 GB capacity card in extreme pro version from Sandisk. Instead of one 64 GB it seems sensible to have two 32 GB cards. The one i ordered shows 95 Mbs transfer speeds. I guess i can use it when i upgrade to a better camera body also.
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