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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-07-2013

Memory Cards

SD, SDHC, SDXC cards are fragile and too small to handle easily. I wish Canon would create an option to use either one of these cards or the Compact Flash (my preference) in the newer Semi-Pro cameras like the SL1.  I also don't like having to carry around more than one kind of memory card when I am shooting.   Splat!   That was the sound of me spitting in the wind. 

Reputable Contributor
Posts: 849
Registered: ‎03-06-2013

Re: Memory Cards

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What are you talking about? You can use any of those card already (SD, SDHC, SDXC). They're pretty much the same.

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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-07-2013

Re: Memory Cards

Maybe you should read a bit more carefully.
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎01-28-2013

Re: Memory Cards

It is very important to be careful while using Memory card. There are so many chances if we become bit careless then memory card can corrupt. 

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 70
Registered: ‎11-15-2012

Re: Memory Cards

Agree with ManKan...the Compact Cards size and performance beat the smaller ones. I regret that the 5DIII uses uses a SDHC card instead of two compact cards. The use of the smaller card reduces the performance capabilities of this camera.
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-12-2013

Re: Memory Cards

I have a rebel eos t3....what type of memory card should I get for back up, and how large can I go?
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Posts: 997
Registered: ‎10-17-2012

Re: Memory Cards

Hello CheckeredFlag.

The EOS Rebel T3 can use up to SDXC cards.  These are extended capacities cards whose limits have yet to be published.  So the cards have the potential to go up to about 2TB, although they don't yet have cards in this size.  I would pick a large and fast card that fits within your price range.  

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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-12-2013

Re: Memory Cards

Ok thanks. I always thought card size was limited. And could not exceed certain size constraints.

As for speed I have heard conflicting info. Older point and shoots needed fast cards because camera wrote immediately to card...so you wanted as fast as possible.

As fpr dslrs I was told they have cache which held the info before writing to card. So speed not as important.

Oh well I bought some hi speed card for 15 bucks at bjs and will format it and compare to factory......
Frequent Contributor
Posts: 123
Registered: ‎05-26-2013

Re: Memory Cards

BTW, which camera do you own?  That's relevant to which cards work best with a particular camera.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-12-2013

Re: Memory Cards

Rebel EOS T3 just purchased with two lenses and camera bag from bjs for 599....but I found out after the fact, made in Sept 2011.
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