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16GB Memory Cards for Cameras

The demand for high quality images, along with cameras with high-definition recording capabilities, means there is an increasing need for larger and faster memory cards. There are a variety of 16GB memory cards available to store your digital photographs on, so that later you can transfer them to your computer. Ultimately the camera you have will decide the type of memory card you will use.


16GB memory cards for cameras can hold up to approximately 500 photographs, depending on the type of camera used, the size of megapixels, other data held and the format used.

Types of 16GB memory cards for cameras

There are many types of memory cards available, but primarily only the Secure Digital (SD) and the Compact Flash (CF) cards are used for cameras and photography. Each of these cards has different variations, but all these memory cards have storage up to and beyond 16GB. Your choice is to decide which is right for you and your camera.

SD, or Secure Digital, cards are compatible with the majority of digital cameras , and are the most common type of memory card for them. SDHC and SDXC both range up to and beyond 16GB, though you should check if your camera takes these newer cards and if they are compatible with your computer.

Compact Flash memory cards tend to only be used in more advanced digital SLRs used by keen enthusiasts and professionals who wish to capture high-resolution pictures.

Other 16GB memory cards available include MMC cards, Mini or Micro SD cards (available for some of the newer cameras on the market), Memory Stick memory cards used by Sony digital cameras , and XD cards.

It is important to consider the age and make of your camera to select the right 16GB memory card for you to use. They may all look very similar, but the variations may mean they are not compatible with your camera.

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