Top positive review
One person found this helpful
Performed As Hoped; Tight Fit in Slot
on July 16, 2011
First, the Background:
I purchased 3 of these for my Canon HF M301 (same as the 300 and 30, just with no internal memory) high def video camera. I was looking specifically for 16GB cards, which gives me approximately 1h 25min of recording time at the highest quality setting. I didn't want anything bigger (for fear of losing 3hrs of video if the card failed) or smaller (have to change cards too often; too many cards to carry with me). I don't know why, but it took me a while to find this on Amazon. It didn't come up as a recommended product and I had to search for it for some time.
Now, the review:
My video camera says that a Class 4 card of certain brands is all I needed, but I wanted to get something faster like this Class 6 card, because I had heard the problems that some people had with lower class cards. Not specifically with this camera, but I'm taking a trip to Europe and didn't want to take any chances. But I didn't want to pay the extra money for a Class 10, when my camera didn't say it required it. I also felt very comfortable knowing this is a SanDisk card. I've heard way to many negative reviews on Amazon of some of the other brands when it comes to high def video with this size and class card (specifically PNY, Transcend and even Kingston).
I tested the card a couple of times by setting up the camera on a tripod and letting it record for the entire capacity of the card on the highest setting. Well, no problems at all. Recorded straight through with no errors, buffer issues, etc.
My only complaint, and the reason why I didn't give this card 5 stars and why I gave the Ease of Use rating 3 stars, is because the card doesn't fit in the camera nice and smoothly. It almost seems like the card is a little too big for the slot. All 3 cards were like this. Other cards fit just fine, but with this card there is some friction and it doesn't spring back out like it should. To get it out, I have to push it in (until you hear the click) and then actually pull it out using more force than would be expected. It doesn't spring back up part way like normal. On my camera there is enough room for me to grab it with my fingers, but you might want to check your camera to see if that will be an issue.
In summary, the card works great for video on my camera, the size was what I was looking for and the price is certainly right. I would recommend this product.