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5.0 out of 5 stars My Canon loves the 8 GB SDHC card, January 15, 2008
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I recently purchased a Canon Powershot A720IS digital camera that is capable of recognizing and using up to 2 TERRABYTES of memory card (in the future) so I wanted to get the largest memory card I could install for now. I wanted to use the camera both on dry land and with an underwater housing for shooting stills and video on dive trips. Camera specs said an 8 GB SDHC card would record one hour of hi res video at 30 fps. Or nearly 2300 hi res stills at 8 megapixels.

A test of the Transcend 8GB SDHC card in the camera ended up shooting 70 minutes of full screen, 30fps digital video that could not be distinguished from my DV camcorder video quality. Playback from the memory card to the TV was so fast & efficient there was never a single "stutter" on the screen. The card speed is genuinely FAST as advertised. Low level formatting of the card allowed for very acceptable rapid-fire sequential still photo shooting speeds when light levels were bright enough that the flash was not needed/used. Something like 2 photos every 3 seconds. Files were flawless in display, both for stills and video.

This product was significantly lower in price than the Kingston 8GB SDHC card I originally bought with the camera. I've used both interchangeably and cannot see any different in the speed or capacity and quality of imagery is identical. For the money I'll stick with Transcend and am looking forward to getting their 16GB card once the price drops substantially below the $100 mark. That would provide nearly 2 1/2 hours of video on my still camera or 4600 highest quality stills. I'm afraid my camcorder will be collecting dust much of the time. A big advantage to video on the card is there are NO MOVING PARTS, e.g. a mini DV tape cassette and camcorder or VCR playback unit needed to dump the video and stills to my Mac for editing and burning DVDs. I just stick the card in the MicroMate USB card reader, plug it in the computer and bingo, ready to sort thru and dump to the hard drive. Since the card is formatted by a Canon camera it automatically boots up the Canon Viewer software too. That should work the same for other brands of still cameras formatting this chip.
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Initial post: Apr 26, 2009 7:29:38 PM PDT
This review is not for the product listed on this page. The product on this page is 4GB, not 8GB. Please take a few extra seconds to post your review on the page of the product that you actually have, not just a random product that "looks similar." Such reviews aren't helpful, and I am marking it as such.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2010 5:19:47 PM PDT
Klondike Kid says:
I think your actions were a bit premature in "reporting" this review. If you pay attention to the hundreds of reviews listed for a product such as a particular brand of battery, memory card (this one for instance), camera lens filters, and other things of this nature, the Amazon software program will consolidate reviews from several different makes, models, or capacities of the SAME BRAND product into a single database that shows the same for each of the products. That is why its important for those writing reviews to specifically identify the exact product they are reviewing so that readers will know it applies to a specific version of the product in question. To prove the point, call up the Transcend 4 GB memory card and look at the reviews in the list covering 8 GB, 16 GB, and even the new 32 GB chips now. Note that there are now dropdown lists of versions and capacities to choose from and they all use the same database list of consolidated reviews.
Transcend 4 GB Class 6 SDHC Flash Memory Card TS4GSDHC6
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