Memory Cards

What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon D780 Use?

The Nikon D780 has two SD card slots and is compatible with SDXC UHS-II cards. Here are some recommendations on which cards to get.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon D500 Use?

There is a little trick to what kind of memory cards the Nikon D500 takes. That's because of a tweak that Nikon made with a firmware update to add CFexpress B compatibility to the XQD memory card slot.
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How to Format Memory Cards with the Canon EOS Rebel T7

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 has two types of memory card formatting: standard and low-level format. Here's how to use them and when to use which one.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Canon EOS Rebel T7 Use?

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations for SD cards that will work well in the T7.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon Z50 Use?

The Nikon Z50 doesn't come with a memory card standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards work well in this camera to take advantage of all of the Z50's features.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Fujifilm X-T30 Use?

The Fujifilm X-T30 doesn't come with a memory card as standard, and some of its features require a card that's fast enough. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD card to get.
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How to Manage Memory Card Usage on the Nikon D850

The Nikon D850 gives you some control over how photos and videos are saved to the memory card. Here's a rundown of the options and how to use them.
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How to Copy from One Memory Card to Another on a Nikon D850

The D850 also has a built-in function that lets you copy from one memory card to the other. Here's how to do it and the options that are available.
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Ricoh GR III SD Memory Card Recommendations

Looking for a new memory card for your Ricoh GR III? Here are my practical recommendations on good options that work well in this camera, have a proven track record or reliability, and are cost-effective.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Fujifilm X100V Take?

Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards can keep up with the Fujifilm X100V camera's features.
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Fujifilm Finepix XP140 | SD Memory Card Recommendations

Wondering what kind of memory card to get for your Fujifilm FinePix XP140 waterproof camera? Here are some practical recommendations.
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Nikon COOLPIX L330 Memory Card Recommendations

If you're looking for a new memory card for your Nikon COOLPIX L330, here are some practical recommendations.
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Nikon COOLPIX W150 Memory Card Recommendations

The Nikon COOLPIX W150 doesn't come with a memory card as standard. If you need a new card or are replacing an old one, here are some recommendations on which SD card to get for it.
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Nikon COOLPIX B600 Memory Card Recommendations

The Nikon COOLPIX B600 doesn't come with a memory card by default. Here are some practical recommendations on which card to get.
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Sony Alpha a6100 Memory Card Recommendations

The Sony Alpha a6100 mirrorless camera doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on what SD card to get for it to take full advantage of the camera's features.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon COOLPIX P900 Take?

The Nikon COOLPIX P900 doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards will work well in the P900.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon COOLPIX B500 Take?

The Nikon COOLPIX B500 doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD card to get.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon COOLPIX P950 Take?

The Nikon COOLPIX P950 doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD card to get for it to be able to take full advantage of all the camera's features.
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Canon PowerShot SX420 Memory Card Recommendations

The Canon PowerShot SX420 doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which card to get.
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Nikon COOLPIX W300 Memory Card Recommendations

The Nikon COOLPIX W300 waterproof point-and-shoot doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD card to get for it.
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 / IXUS 175 Memory Card Recommendations

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 point-and-shoot doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which card to get.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Canon EOS M50 Use?

The Canon EOS M50 doesn't come with a memory card as standard (it's a sold separately accessory). Here are some practical recommendations on which SD card to get.
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Panasonic Lumix FZ80 Memory Card Recommendations

The Panasonic LUMIX FZ80 doesn't come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD card to get.
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How to Format Memory Cards in a Nikon D850

The Nikon D850 has two methods for formatting the memory cards. One is obvious. The other is less obvious but is also quicker.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Sony A1 Use?

The new Sony a1 (Alpha 1) high-end mirrorless camera takes both CFexpress A and SD cards. Here's a rundown of what works and what doesn't.
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What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon D850 Take?

There is a little trick to what kind of memory cards the Nikon D850 takes, and that's because of a tweak that Nikon made with a firmware update a few years after the camera was released.
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How to Download Nikon D3400 Photos & Videos to a Desktop or Laptop Computer

Here's a rundown of how to download photos and videos from a Nikon D3400 to a desktop or laptop.
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How to Download Nikon D3500 Photos & Videos to a Computer

Here's a rundown of how to download photos and videos from a Nikon D3500 to your computer.
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How to Recover Photos & Videos from a Memory Card with Disk Drill

Here's a rundown of how to use Disk Drill to scan and recover photos and videos that have been accidentally deleted from your memory card.
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How to Format SD Cards in the Sony a7R IV

This is a step-by-step guide on how to format memory cards in the Sony a7R IV mirrorless camera.
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How to Enable Auto Switching Memory Cards on the Sony a7R IV

If you're running into an error when Slot 1 SD card is full on the Sony a7R IV, here's how to make it roll over to Slot 2 automatically.
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Sony a6400 SD Card Recommendations

Here are some practical recommendations on which memory card to get for the Sony a6400 so that you can take advantage of all of the camera's features.
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How to Unlock an SD Card that's Write Protected

If your camera is showing an error that the SD card is write protected or locked, there's usually a very simple solution. Here's how.
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Sony HX99 Recommended SD Cards

Here are some recommendations on which SD card to get for the Sony HX99 so that you can use all of the camera's features.
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Sony RX0 SD Card Recommendations

Some practical recommendations on which SD cards to get to be able to use all of the Sony RX0's features.
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Fujifilm X-T3 SD Card Recommendations

To take full advantage of the power the Fujifilm X-T3 has to offer you'll need SD cards that are fast enough. Here are some practical recommendations.
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Nikon D3500 Memory Card Recommendations

Here are some practical recommendations for which SD cards work well in the Nikon D3500 DSLR.
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Olympus TG-5 SD Card Recommendations

The Olympus tough TG-5 doesn't come with an SD card as standard. So which should you get? Here are some practical recommendations for cards that are fast enough to take advantage of all the TG-5's features.
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How to Format SD Cards on Mac

Wondering how to format SD cards on Mac? Here's a step-by-step guide for formatting both SD and microSD cards.
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SD Card Formatter for Formatting, Wiping, and Repairing SD and microSD Cards

Here's a guide to using the SD Association's official SD Card Formatter for preparing your SD and microSD cards for use.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 Recommended SD Cards

Here are some practical recommendations for SD memory cards that work well in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 waterproof compact camera.
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Which SD Memory Card to Get for the Fujifilm XP130 & XP120 Waterproof Cameras?

Here are some practical recommendations on SD memory cards that work well in the Fujifilm Finepix XP130 and XP120 waterproof adventure cameras.
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How to Format a Memory Card in the Sony a6000

This is a straightforward 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.
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Sony a6000 Memory Card Recommendations

Here are some recommendations for which memory cards work best in the a6000. In some shooting modes, the Sony a6000 can be picky about what memory card you put into it.
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WD My Passport Wireless Pro Hands-on Review

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.
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Nikon D7200 Memory Card Recommendations

Here are some practical recommendations for SD cards that work well in the Nikon D7200, focusing on cards that are fast enough, reliable, cost-effective, and readily available.
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Recommended Memory Cards for the Nikon D7100

Here are some practical recommendations for SD cards that work well in the Nikon D7200, focusing on cards that are fast enough, reliable, cost-effective, and readily available.
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How to Format a Memory Card in the Olympus TG-5

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.
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Nikon D5600 Memory Card Recommendations

Which SD cards work best in the Nikon D5600? Here are some practical recommendations.
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Recommended SD Cards for the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30

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.
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How to Format Memory Cards on the Nikon D7500

There are two methods to formatting the memory card on the Nikon D7500. One of them is obvious; one of them is less so.
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Nikon D7500 Memory Card Recommendations

Some recommendations for which SD memory card to get to work well in the Nikon D7500 camera.
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Canon Rebel T5i and T5 Recommended SD Memory Cards

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.
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Recommended Memory Cards for the Canon EOS Rebel T6

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.
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What are the A1 and A2 Ratings on SD and microSD Cards?

You might have seen a new A1 and A2 speed ratings on some of the newer SD and microSD cards. So what do they mean? And when should you take notice of it?
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How to Format the Memory Cards in a Nikon D810, D750, & D610

The Nikon D850, D810, D780, D750, and D610 have two methods for formatting the memory cards. One is obvious. The other is less obvious but is also quicker.
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UHS-I vs UHS-II on microSD & SD Cards

Wondering what the difference is between UHS-I and UHS-II with SD and microSD cards? Here's an explanation.
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Hands-on Review of the SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer

I put SanDisk's UHS-II SD memory card reader to the test. It's in their Extreme PRO range.
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Nikon D5500 SD Card Recommendations

Which memory cards will work best in the Nikon D5500? Here are some practical recommendations.
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Nikon D3400 Memory Card Recommendations

Wondering which memory cards will work best in the Nikon D3400? Here are some practical recommendations.
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How to Recover Photos from a Memory Card with Remo Recover

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.
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How to Recover Deleted Photos with Stellar Photo Recovery

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.
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Fastest MicroSD Card Speed Tests

Need a fast microSD card? If you're shooting 4K, 5K, or 8K video, high-speed burst-mode photos, or some other demanding use, speed matters. These are the results from my speed tests of the fastest microSD cards.
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NextoDI NVS2801 Portable Memory Card Backup Device - Review

The new NextoDI NVS2801 memory card backup device will especially be of interest to photographers shooting with CFAST 2.0 or XQD memory cards.
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Fastest SD Card Speed Tests

With cameras getting improved 4K, 5K, and even 8K video recording and burst shooting features all the time, some of them need the write speeds that only the fastest SD cards provide. So here's a roundup of the fastest SD cards based on my independent tests.
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Lexar Professional Workflow Memory Card Readers

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.
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Review of the ColorSpace UDMA3 Portable Memory Card Backup Device

My hands-on review of the new ColorSpace UDMA3 portable memory card backup device.
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Which Lexar Memory Card Reader is Better?

Lexar has two USB memory card readers available. One is marketed as the professional model; one isn't. I put them to the test.
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Digital Foci Picture Porter Advanced - Hands-on Review

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.
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WD MyPassport Wireless Review

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.
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HyperDrive ColorSpace UDMA2 Memory Card Backup Device

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.
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Hands-On Review of the Digital Foci Photo Safe II OTG Portable Digital Photo Storage Device

The Photo Safe II is an inexpensive and straightforward way to back up memory cards without a computer. Here's how it stacks up against its competitors.
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NextoDI ND2901 Portable Memory Card Backup Device

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.
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Canon Rebel T3i Recommended SD Memory Cards

If you're trying to work out which SD memory cards work best in the Canon Rebel T3i, here are some practical recommendations.
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Using PhotoRec to Recover Deleted Photos from a Memory Card

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.
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How to Recover Deleted Photos from an SD Card

All those photos you took have disappeared from the SD card. 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.
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Best Memory Cards for the Nikon D5300

Trying to decode Nikon's official recommendations for memory cards for the Nikon D5300? Here are some practical recommendations.
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Best Memory Cards for the Nikon D3300

Looking for SD cards that work well in the Nikon D3300? Here are some practical recommendations.
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Better Protection for Memory Cards

Memory cards are very resilient, 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.
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Do Camera Memory Cards Wear Out?

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.
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Digital Camera Memory Cards vs Airport Security Scanners

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.
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