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QuestionNewbie photographer looking at memory card options, what do I need to keep in mind?
@AdamM First thing, of course, is making sure the card is compatible with your camera - there are lots of different memory card types. What camera do you use
The next thing is the speed of the card... how fast the images can be written to the card, and then transferred from the card to your computer. The speed is particularly important when shooting motordrive bursts of images, or when shooting video.
There is an introduction to different card types here
The respondent telling you to look at the speed of the card is correct but make sure it is the write speed not the read speed you look at since this helps the camera write to the card and free it up for subsequent images. Always buy bigger than you need since you are likely in the future to move up camera wise and often they are more megapixels and demand more storage.