How to Add Memory to a Digital Camera

Adding memory to your digital camera is simple.


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    Find out what type of cards your camera is compatible with. The majority of cameras are only compatible with one type of card.
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    Determine how much more memory you require. This will depend on the resolution of your camera, whether you are shooting raw or JPEG and how many photos you take in one outing. You can easily work this out by seeing how large the photos you are taking are, and multiplying this figure by the amount of photos you are likely to take in a single outing.
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    Read your camera's manual to find out the largest card with which your camera is compatible. This refers to the amount of memory on the card, not the physical size. Some cameras will have a limit as to how large the card can be.
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    If you can afford it, stick to well known brands such as Lexar and SanDisk. While cheap cards will usually work fine, a card from a well known brand will be faster and more reliable.


  • It may be a good idea to get a card reader, even a very cheap one, if your computer doesn't have one built in. This is usually faster than copying the photos through the camera. If you have more memory, you'll be taking more photos and so will appreciate how much faster you can copy files from your card.


  • Beware of fake branded cards. These are cheap cards with the sticker of a well known brand. To avoid fakes, buy from a large retailer or Amazon (not Amazon Marketplace) as they are likely to deal with the manufacturer directly.

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