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Score: 9.0/10  [1 review]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 2622 - Extreme III - 16gb
Brand: SanDisk

Extreme III - 16gb
Price:
$149.00
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Extreme III - 16gb product reviews

The SDHC Card is a highly secure stamp-sized flash memory card. Jointly developed by Matsushita Electronic, SanDisk and Toshiba, the SD Card weighs approximately two grams.

The SDHC Card can only be used in SDHC compatible products, please check your manual to see if your product is SDHC compatible.

Product Features:
    •  Fast Class 6, 6MB Minimum transfer rate for reliable copy/download/backup.
    •  High storage capacity.
    •  Non-volatile solid-state; no moving parts maximizes battery power. Data is not lost when power is turned off.
    •  Low battery consumption to maximize battery life in small portable devices.
    •  User selectable mechanical write protect switch on the exterior SDHC card casing.
    •  Operating shock rating of 2,000Gs, equivalent to a 10-foot drop to the floor
    •  Security level complies with both current and future Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) portable device requirements.

Performance
    •  Up to 20MB/s sustained data transfer rate.
    •  Guaranteed compatibility with all SDHC compatible devices.

Features
    •  2.7V to 3.6V power supply operation.
    •  SDHC Card power consumption 45mA.
    •  Standby mode 120uA power consumption.

* Please note: Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage.

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Review by: crackerjack (Steve)
Dated: 31st of July, 2010

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This Review: 9.0/10
Quality:
Score 10 out of 10
Durability:
Score 8 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 8 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

I have always been a great fan of Sandisk cards as they have always proven themselves to have very high standards and they live up to their marketing, and when they dont, they pull the product off the shelves and simply own up to the fault. Something other card brands have trouble doing.

Having a Nikon D300s to shoot with has it's advantages. One of the biggest is the dual card slots; SD/SDHC and CompactFlash. This made it very easy to test two dissimilar cards in a similar fashion, and compare the results. With a transfer speed capped at around 30mb/sec (according the the card itself) I found that even taking into account the camera's onboard memory buffer, the best I could get in a continuous mode sequence was 12 images, before it bottlenecked and had to space the shots out significantly in order to write them to the card.

However, downloading the images OFF the card in large batches was significantly faster than other cards I have tried, when the transfer was above 5gb in a single session, even though I had to use a USB adaptor because my internal card reader wasn't compatible with SDHC.

Summary: A sturdy little card that will save your battery, because it uses less power to read/write, is small and easily tucked away in large numbers, and carries the assurance of quality that Sandisk has worked so hard to build up. if your camera can take SDHC, you should seriously look at this card, or a larger version of it. Professionals should not really be looking at anything smaller if their cameras are rated for better than 10.1 megapixels and they shoot in RAW mode. With space for over 1400 images at 12.3mp, it's a smart option for the prolific 'shutterbug', and well within the price range for a beginner who wants quality right from the start.

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