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  1. #1
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    What type of SD card to buy?

    I am getting my s3 this weekend and I was wondering what you all would reccomend for an SD card. I know I need a fast one to take advantage of the video caputre and to take pics more rapidly (I guess). Any thoughts would be great. Thanks, John

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    try www.newegg.com I use a 2GB Transcend.

    Congrats and welcome to the community. Stop by the "Some S3 Pics" thread and share some pics soon.
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  3. #3
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    You really don't need a very fast card, a 60x is more then enough for the S3. For most uses, it won't be pressed very hard. For video at 60fps and shooting full size in burst mode you may be taking advantage of the faster card, but that's about it. More importantly, you'll be able to download to your computer faster.

    Any 60x card will be fine. While there may be some slight quality differences between card makers pretty much all cards on the market today from a reliable retailer will do. I like newegg.com as well, and I also use the 2G Transcend cards. It's overkill for speed, but the card was actually cheaper then a slower card when I was looking.

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    I use the Patriot 133x cards from NewEgg. They are just as cheap as the slower cards and Patriot has always treated me well.

    I think the 2GB cards are about $33...
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  5. #5
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    I picked up a "SanDisk 2 GB Ultra II SD Plus USB Card"
    It's a good card and it folds in half to become a usb drive so you don't need to worry about cables and software to transfer pictures to other devices. Comes in various capacities, doubles as a teeny little thumb drive, I love it.
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    Can't say anything bad about my 4GB Transcend.

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by J0T View Post
    I picked up a "SanDisk 2 GB Ultra II SD Plus USB Card"
    It's a good card and it folds in half to become a usb drive so you don't need to worry about cables and software to transfer pictures to other devices. Comes in various capacities, doubles as a teeny little thumb drive, I love it.
    There were reports that some cameras didn't work with the these cards. You'd have to go back into the archives here and see if a search turns anything up. What camera are you using your card in?

    -dave-

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  9. #9
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    Thanks so much

    Thank you all so much for the great ideas. I will be getting my S3 tomorrow and it's only costing me $360 (tax included). Good deal huh!

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    If it's on line just make sure they are reputable there a thread here you can check out.

    where to buy or not buy a camera thread
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