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Pretty good for the price,
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This review is from: Transcend 16GB Premium SDHC Class 10 Memory Card [Frustration-Free Packaging] (Personal Computers)I have a Nikon D7000 camera which has twin SHDC slots. I bought a pair of 8gb class 10 Sandisk cards initially but decided I wanted some more capacity and thought I would try a more budget card. The reviews for this one looked promising and they are half the price of the Sandisk equivalent.
Very much an initial reaction so not tested over time yet (I'll revise the review if anything else crops up) but I would say these are good value for money. Shooting burst mode with the different pairs of cards these are probably fractionally slower than the Sandisk pair but (given the awesome speed in burst mode in the camera) I doubt there would be any real life issues using these and they are half the price of the Sandisk ones. I guess one caveat would be that the camera allows various options of use on the 2nd slot and I always use it as a backup to the first slot. In the end whatever brand is used SHDC cards are not as substantial as compact flash for example. However I'd probably trust these in a single slot usage I guess.
Re-reading the reviews on these I thought I should test some more so... Definitely slower than Sandisk in burst mode and I take the point that all class 10 cards really should perform in much the same way. Shots a series of images onto each card separately and loaded the on to the computer (via a card reader and Lightroom) and they transferred just fine. If I hit glitches I'll amend the review.
Additionally - 6 months on
I've had this pair of cards in my D7000 for about 4 months now with no glitches so far. While maybe not used daily around 200+ shots a week is by no means unusual and I tend to be shooting RAW these days with correspondingly large files and this does not seems to cause any issues either. Maybe also of interest - because I do not connect my camera to the computer and use a reader the cards regularly get taken out and put in again (more than weekly). I also swap them between the two slots so they are being physically manipulated as well as electronically.
12 months on
These cards have now been in my camera for just on a year. While maybe not quite daily usage the camera is used frequently and I've probably shot around 7,500 images in that time. I've had no errors. The cards were reasonable value when I bought them - I would now say they are excellent value.
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Initial post: 24 Feb 2013 02:03:25 GMT
Clear and detailed review and, given that you have tested over an extended period, valuable feedback. Thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2013 08:30:30 GMT
Thanks Nemo, comment appreciated :)
Posted on 6 Mar 2013 16:11:17 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Mar 2013 16:11:44 GMT
Mr Spanky Pants says:
Good, detailed review. Thank you for taking the time to come back and add 6 / 12 month updates. You made the choice of SD card for my new Raspberry Pi very easy! :)
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2013 16:13:14 GMT
It is all too easy to get carried away with something when you get it - longer term reviews are better. BTW the cards are still in use and just fine! Thanks
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2013 16:27:34 GMT
Mr Spanky Pants says:
Have just bought 32Gb version for 16.99 delivered. A damn fine bargain indeed!
Yes, sometimes there is just /too much/ information and specification to read. Hearing a "I bought it and it's still working after over a year" is usually a good sign :D
Again, many thanks.
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