Nikon D80 / D50 & Kingston SDHC cards

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Sitara Lal, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Sitara Lal

    Sitara Lal Guest

    Kingston sells a range of SD cards known as SDHC (High Capacity) cards, in
    various speed classes.

    Would these cards make a difference when used with a D80 or D50? In other
    words, it is worth paying the premium for a SDHC or is it just as good as
    plain old SD card because the camera doesn't know any better?
    Sitara Lal, Oct 19, 2007
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  2. On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 21:30:54 GMT, Sitara Lal <> wrote:
    > Kingston sells a range of SD cards known as SDHC (High Capacity) cards, in
    > various speed classes.
    >
    > Would these cards make a difference when used with a D80 or D50? In other
    > words, it is worth paying the premium for a SDHC or is it just as good as
    > plain old SD card because the camera doesn't know any better?


    As I understand it, SDHC allows cards of 4 GB and above, whereas
    standard SD is only spec'd up to 2 GB (though there are some 4 GB SD
    cards, and it's apparently a crapshoot as to whether they'll work on any
    given camera).

    The card speed is a separate issue; there are slow and fast SD cards,
    ditto for SDHC. The really high speeds are mainly useful when
    downloading photos to a computer, rather than while taking the pictures.
    My personal view is to buy one or two notches below the fastest;
    reasonably zippy, but without the price premium of The Fastest Cards
    Available.

    -dms
    Daniel Silevitch, Oct 19, 2007
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  3. Sitara Lal

    N Guest

    "Daniel Silevitch" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 21:30:54 GMT, Sitara Lal
    > <> wrote:
    >> Kingston sells a range of SD cards known as SDHC (High Capacity) cards,
    >> in
    >> various speed classes.
    >>
    >> Would these cards make a difference when used with a D80 or D50? In other
    >> words, it is worth paying the premium for a SDHC or is it just as good as
    >> plain old SD card because the camera doesn't know any better?

    >
    > As I understand it, SDHC allows cards of 4 GB and above, whereas
    > standard SD is only spec'd up to 2 GB (though there are some 4 GB SD
    > cards, and it's apparently a crapshoot as to whether they'll work on any
    > given camera).
    >
    > The card speed is a separate issue; there are slow and fast SD cards,
    > ditto for SDHC. The really high speeds are mainly useful when
    > downloading photos to a computer, rather than while taking the pictures.
    > My personal view is to buy one or two notches below the fastest;
    > reasonably zippy, but without the price premium of The Fastest Cards
    > Available.
    >
    > -dms
    >


    D50 can't use SDHC. D80 can.
    N, Oct 19, 2007
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