A guide on how to format memory cards in the Sony a6000 camera to free up space and to prepare the memory card just the way the camera wants it.
Memory Card Reviews & Tips
Speed tests, reviews, recommendations, and tips related to using SD, microSD, and Compact Flash memory cards in digital cameras.
In some shooting modes, the Sony a6000 can be picky about what memory card you put into it. Here are some recommendations for which memory cards work best in the a6000.
The WD MyPassport Wireless Pro combines an SD memory card reader, an internal hard drive, and a rechargeable battery into a pack-friendly device for backing up photos from a memory card while traveling.
The Olympus TG-5 has an extra feature when it comes to formatting your memory card to free up space. Here's a rundown of the difference between the Erase All and Format options.
Which SD cards work best in the Nikon D5600? Here are some practical recommendations.
Not every memory card is fast enough to keep up with the high-bitrate recording of the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30. Here are some recommendations for cards that are fast enough.
Some recommendations for which SD memory card to get to work well in the Nikon D7500 camera.
If you're trying to work out which SD memory cards work best in the Canon Rebel T5i and T5, here are some practical recommendations.
Here are some recommendations for SD cards for the Canon Rebel T6 that offer a good combination of working well in the T6, reliability, being readily available, and good value for money.
You might have seen a new A1 speed rating on some of the new SanDisk SD and microSD cards. So what does it mean?
Wondering what the difference is between UHS-I and UHS-II with SD and microSD cards? Here's an explanation.
I put SanDisk's UHS-II SD memory card reader to the test. It's in their Extreme PRO range.
Which memory cards will work best in the Nikon D5500? Here are some practical recommendations.
Wondering which memory cards will work best in the Nikon D3400? Here are some practical recommendations.
If you the photos on your memory card have disappeared, all is not necessarily lost. Remo Recovery is one of several apps that might be able to salvage them.
Accidentally deleted photos or formatted your card? Can't access the photos on your memory card? There are a number of data recovery apps available. Here's an option that works with Windows or Mac.
If you're using a microSD card for 4K video or other demanding use, speed matters. These are the results from my independent, real-world speed tests.
The new NextoDI NVS2801 memory card backup device will especially be of interest to photographers shooting with CFAST 2.0 or XQD memory cards.
With cameras getting bigger and better HD video recording and burst shooting features all the time, some of them need the write speeds the current generations of SD cards provide. So here's a roundup of the fastest SD cards available.
Lexar has come up with a new way to streamline the chore of downloading photos from your memory cards to your computer: the Lexar Professional Workflow system.
My hands-on review of the new ColorSpace UDMA3 portable memory card backup device.
The RAVPower FileHub isn't easy to categorize, but it aims to solve several problems at once for travelers with digital devices. Here's how it works.
Lexar has two USB memory card readers available. One is marketed as the professional model; one isn't. I put them to the test.
The Digital Foci Picture Porter Advanced is feature-packed. Here's how it stacks up in real-world use for backing up photos without a computer while traveling.
The WD MyPassport Wireless is a portable hard drive that can be used to stream media to mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. But it's also a cost-effective option for backing up your photos while traveling.
Memory card backup devices combine a battery-powered hard drive with a memory card reader so you can back up your photos and videos without a computer. Here's my hands-on review of the ColorSpace UDMA2.
The Photo Safe II is an inexpensive and straightforward way to back up memory cards without a computer. Here's how it stacks up.
A hands-on review of the NextoDI ND2901 portable memory card backup device for backing up photos and videos from memory cards to a hard drive without using a computer.
If you're trying to work out which SD memory cards work best in the Canon Rebel T3i, here are some practical recommendations.
There are prettier and pricier programs for recovering photos from a memory card, but PhotoRec is a reliable workhorse. And you can't beat the price.
All those photos you took are gone. Before you throw the camera at the wall and fire off a nasty email to the manufacturer, here are some things you can try to recover your photos.
Trying to decode Nikon's official recommendations for memory cards for the Nikon D5300? Here are some practical recommendations.
Looking for SD cards that work well in the Nikon D3300? Here are some practical recommendations.
Memory cards are very resiliant, but they do break, and they can get lost. CompactFlash cards are also pretty solid, but you can get sand and grit in the sockets. So it's good to look after them rather than risk losing all your hard work. Here are two very good options.
Digital memory cards are tough little things, but it's still possible to wear them out. At least in theory. But it's not a practical concern for the vast majority of photographers.
Unlike the days of film, airport scanners have no affect on memory cards, so you can safely put them through airport security scanners without holding up the line.