Digital photographers, amateurs and professionals alike, need reliable basic digital camera equipment. One needs the main camera to shoot photos, batteries to power it, and the memory card to store the shots. Usually, digital cameras are sold with low-capacity memory cards (about 235 MB) for free, but extra cards of larger capacity are highly recommended. This article will help you find cheap digital camera memory cards.
Types of memory cards
Different types of cameras use different memory cards. The most common type is the SD (Secure Digital) card, which is compatible to many point-and-shoot cameras. Another type is the Compact Flash, used in digital SLRs. It is known for fast transfer rates and the capability to store large photos. The SDHC (SD High Capacity) looks like an SD card, but can store up to 32 GB worth of photos and rival the speed of the CF card. Other memory cards are brand compatible, like Sony’s Memory Stick Pro Duo and Olympus/Fuji’s XD Picture card.
These cards are easily bought online on sites like Jessops cameras, where aside from the cards, cameras of different brands and their accessories are sold as well. Jessops brand 2GB SD card costs £14.95 (as of 14.06.11) and powerful SDHC cards, depending on the storage size capacity and class, range from £21.95-179.95. Although they are rather expensive, but the items come with warranty and some are delivered for free.
There are other sites which sell memory cards for less, like Lowpricememory.co.uk/ or Memorybits.co.uk. They carry 2GB CF cards for£8.98 and a 16GB SDHC class 10 for £15.95 (as of 13.06.11). They also ship anywhere in the UK for free and usually deliver in less than 2-3 days.
Direct digital camera printing is a good next step if you want your digital photos translated to paper. Digital photo services are available at sites like Jessops, and you could collect the photos in-store afterwards. You can also purchase digital photo printers, so that you can conveniently print at home. However, printer cartridges like the Minolta toner are rather costly, so this is a good choice if you will be printing photos in bulk.