Digital Photography/memory card


QUESTION: Dear expert,
         Could you recommend a good memory card for a Canon eos T3i slr camera ?.I will be using it mostly for taking photos but maybe do a little video as well

ANSWER: Hey Thomas

Congratulations on your new purchase.

I would suggest you to go for a Sandisk Extreme Pro series of memory cards. They support the fastest read/write speed, allowing you to take longer duration Full HD videos, without break. It will also lower the chances of your precious photos from getting corrupt in the memory card.

You also get a data recovery software free with the same, allowing you to recover accidentally deleted/formatted data. In case you want similar features, with slightly lesser performance (which will still be good enough for your camera), the Sony  UHS-I card is the next best option.

Please feel free to get in touch for any further queries.



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QUESTION: Thank you for your reply.
I already have a Transcend 16GB Class 10 SDHC.
Should I replace it with  the Sandisk extreme pro? And what size should I go for?


If you are able to record at least 2-3 minutes of video without stoppage, the card is good enough for you. The Extreme Pro is superior to a standard Transcend SD Class 10 card, but the Transcend is good enough for T3i.

16 GB is a good enough capacity, something that will be good enough for decent number of photos and good amount of videos.

Please feel free to clarify any more doubts.



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