Imagine taking your new digital camera on a vacation and then realizing that you can barely click 20-30 images at a go. So, what do you do to avoid such a situation? The answer to this question lies in purchase of an extra memory card or two.
One of important components of a digital camera is memory card. Most digital cameras come with quite a low amount of memory and it is always better to include cost of a memory card while purchasing a camera. There are several types of memory cards so you must check out memory options available in camera that you are planning to buy.
Also, remember that if resolution of your camera is high, then you will also need a high capacity memory card. There is no predetermined number of images that you can store on a particular memory card. It depends on kind of images, file type of images and compression rate per photograph. Normally, a 128 or 256 megabyte card is adequate for average photographer using a 3-5 mega pixel camera.
There are several types of memory cards available. Here is a list of kinds of memory cards available in market today:
·Compact Flash Memory Card: Compact Flash is a relatively cheap memory card. It is available in most shops and is compatible with a large number of digital cameras. It is very popular and is commonly used by camera lovers. These cards come with an in-built controller which results in high transfer speeds. However, in order to use this facility, you normally need to be using a digital SLR.
·Secure Digital & Multimedia Cards: Commonly known as SD card, these cards are one of smallest memory cards which are available today. These cards can be used in different types of equipment, i.e. digital cameras, phones, MP3 players and video cameras as well. However, maximum memory capacity is only 512 MB. The difference between SD card and multimedia card is that, as name suggests, SD card comes with an additional write-protect switch for data security.