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4.1 out of 5 stars

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.
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on June 21, 2010
I highly recommend this SanDisk HD Video card for still shots as well and HD Video.
Works perfect in my new Panasonic ZS7 point & shoot, it has to have at least a class 6 card for the HD Video function to work and that is what I actually received was a class 6 card. I had bought one just like this one from another site, 50 cents more plus 6.95 shipping!. The picture was red & white and that is what I got. On amazon the picture is black even the title to the item says: SanDisk SDSDHV-016G-A15 16GB Video HD SDHC Card (Black).

Well the one they sent is in fact red & white both package and the label on the card. Wouldn't be a big deal except I bought this one for the fact it was BLACK!
Sold and shipped from [...]. They have the same picture on their site as well. Very good card at a great price free shipping best deal I have seen yet.

If you want a great card at a good price here it is but if you want it in black and want to be guaranteed it will be a class 6 you in the wrong place. Would I buy from [...] again? Well not with the confidence that what I see in the pictures is what I will get. I even contacted [...] minutes after ordering to verify what the class rating is on this card they are sending they had no idea. I asked is it actually black like the picture again they have no idea. Would be a good Idea for [...] and Amazon to update the picture and the description to say what class card is actually being sent. If rating and color mean nothing to you grab it now before the price goes up.
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on November 6, 2011
Like many of you shoppers, I saw the great reviews for this SDHC card and gave it a shot. I've been using it heavily for about 4 months now and I have had NO issues whatsoever with this card yet.

To give you a bit of background, I use this for HD DSLR video with a Canon T2i. Even with the full 1080p settings, I never get any errors or buffering - something that has commonly happened to me with more expensive cards that are of higher classes. I cannot tell you how frustrating it is to have your recordings cut out during important shoots due to card issues. I don't worry about that anymore with this card.

The only thing that I might give buyers a heads up about is the "4 hour" claim on the card. Not a big deal, but I noticed that for my equipment, the 16 GBs lasts about an hour.

Overall, im very happy with the card. It does exactly what it should. As you can see from the reviews, I'm not the only satisfied customer. Enjoy!
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on April 3, 2010
This would be a good deal if it were a class 4 card, but I also was pleasantly surprised when I received a class 6 card. Technically, a class 6 would have a minimum 6 MB/sec speed, but this one was getting over 15. Sandisk is the leader in the flash memory business and the most reliable and their high-end cards (Extreme IV) would be hundreds of dollars so you really can't go wrong with this.

FYI, I use this with my Nikon D90. My camera's read/write speed caps out at around 20 MB/Sec so this card comes very close to that so I don't need anything faster. check to see what your camera's speed is.

To be honest I'm pretty shocked that this model isn't advertised more. I gladly paid the few bucks extra over the Transcend card which I already own too.
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on August 12, 2010
If your using a video camera and it is HD then you need at least this card or higher. I would say if you are recording in 1080 all the time then i would say use at least a class 10 card. This works very well in my samsung hmx-h200. I have recorded 30 min intervals in 720p with this card with out any issues at all. it will hold say 3 hrs of video at 720p depending on if you also have pictures or other videos on the card. this card does not say the class when you order but it comes as a class 6.
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on May 9, 2011
Read other reviews. Purchased based on reviews. Received brand new, retail package. Popped it in my Canon 550D/T2i. Formatted SD card in camera. Recorded some 1080p 30fps video. Works great. Cannot say the same for a PNY "Class 10" 32GB card which struggled to record 1080p video right out of the box. By struggled I mean the PNY card couldn't do 1080p whereas this Sandisk card CAN. I'm happy now!
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on May 17, 2011
Good price but I'm not 100% sure that it is an authentic SanDisk product. Just doesn't look the same as others I purchased in store or on Amazon. Putting that idea aside, it performs well and was a reasonable price for a class 6 card. Also the seller shipped quickly.
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on December 2, 2009
A very fast sdhc card. I initialized it in my Canon Vixia HF20 and it was fast. But the photo Amazon posted in this page is a Class 4. What I got is a Class 6! Woohoo! Probably Amazon made a mistake in posting the image. At this price, it's pretty high for a class 4. For a Class 6, it's reasonably priced.
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on April 8, 2015
SanDisk has the most reliable products in the industry - I love them.
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on October 9, 2009
I have bought other brands of flash cards and SD memory cards, but I always come back to San Disk. They are always dependable and never give me any problems. This one is no exception. I have had great luck using it and have not been disappointed yet - and have used it numerous times.
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