Whenever I get a new gadget or device, one of the first things I do is read the user manual. I don’t know but it has become a habit of mine. Anyway, I did the same thing when I got the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i. Aside from reading the basic features and functions, I also check for the requirements and stuff. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i is capable of recording Full HD 1080 video and one of the requirements for this feature is a memory card that has an SD speed class of 6 or higher. Using a card with a slower speed class can cause the movie shooting and playback feature to not work properly.
At that time I only had a 2GB Sandisk Ultra II which I got for my Canon Powershot S3 IS. So I decided to get a memory card that had a faster speed class and at the same time have a bigger capacity. I browsed online and found one at Amazon.com, a SanDisk 8GB Extreme HD Video – SDHC Class 6 High-Performance memory card for $36.
The Sandisk 8GB Extreme SDHC HD Video memory card has a read/write speed of 20MB/sec, which is ideal for point & shoot cameras, DSLRs and video camcorders that have high-definition video recording capabilities. Also, the 8GB memory card can store up to 120 minutes or 2 hours of H.264 high-definition videos at 9Mbps.
The SanDisk 8GB Extreme SDHC HD Video memory card was eligible for Amazon Prime so I got the 2-3 day shipping for free. I received the package on time and in perfect condition. The product was brand new and came in retail packaging, not bulk packaging. As soon as I opened the package, I slipped the memory card on my camera, formatted it, and started shooting pictures with it.
If you’re shopping for a memory card for your digital camera or video camcorder, I strongly recommend Amazon.com. They have some of the best deals online and have very cheap prices especially compared to retail stores like Walmart, Target, or even BestBuy. Just make sure that you pick the right product and read the reviews first. It’s also advisable to get products that are sold by Amazon or sold by a certified store and delivery is fulfilled by Amazon.