Excerpt: It doesn't seem like that long ago since memory cards of this size were just considered unnecessary. Back in the days where a 128Mb card would serve all your purposes it was hard to image the need for anything bigger. However since photographic and related technologies have developed giving rise to more complex and higher quality images, as well as the introduction of RAW files (like a digital negative), the need for such cards is clear.
Excerpt: I've had more memory cards (mainly SD) in the last couple of years than some people have had hot meals. I tend to either loose them (leaving one on a bus, one in a pub and more than a few that just seem to vanish into thin air) or more commonly they get damaged (I dropped one in a chest freezer and didn't find it till the next day, I've put one through the washing machine, and one even went up the hoover which manged somehow to break it open.
Excerpt: I bought the Sandisk Extreme III 4Gb SD due to the quality of the 2Gb version made by the same company which I also own. I assumed that if my 2Gb version was speedy, the 4Gb version would be equally quick. But was I right? ...Absolutely... Like it's little brother, the 4Gb version uses 'ESP' technology. This stands for 'Enhanced Super-Parallel Processing' - I'm not really sure what this means, but it's probably tech jargon for "it's fast".
Excerpt: The 'Sandisk Extreme III 2GB SD Memory Card' costs £10.05 from Amazon. Decorated with a black and red design, it looks like it means business! - but how does it actually perform? This particular SD is claimed to use something called 'ESP'. This stands for 'Enhanced Super-Parallel Processing' - which basically tells us that 'it's fast'.
Perhaps not essential to amateurs but might as well have the best!!
12 June 2008
Excerpt: Normally my reviews are very long and detailed but here`s a Shorty for you (still very detailed though I hope). As a professional photographer I have used countless different memory cards of all shapes and sizes and if anything is going to let you down on a very hectic shoot its most likely to be your memory card not reacting with the camera fast enough.
The card is cheap for a 1GB and its speed is amazing
23 June 2006
Excerpt: I found this 1GB Extreme very useful and I think that it is an excellent memory card because of the speed. I used this in my camera and was able to store loads of pictures on the Sandisk. I was very impressed with the speed with the transfer rate for sending pictures to my computer and the amount of time it takes to process the picture onto the card. I am able to view the pictures on my camera and can go through them very quickly due to the speed of the Extreme Sandisk.