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As many of you will know if you're a regular reader of my reviews I recently bought a Kodak digital camera. I am not the most clever when it comes to these sort of things but usually I know what I'm doing. With my camera taking photos using internal memory it only takes 30 photos which lets face it if you're going on holiday or to somewhere picturesque this is not going to be enough space. Now, this is where the Kodak memory card comes in handy.
When buying my camera I bought the card to go along with it because it seemed like the best idea. If you look in the Argos catalogue you have many different memory cards but for my particular camera you need an SD card so I bought this one. There are three different Kodak SD cards, these are 512Mb 256Mb and 128Mb. I decided on the 128Mb because it is probably big enough for me and I didn't have that big a budget to spend.
So the card on every digital camera with a possible memory card slot these cards can be accepted. On mine you just slide it in, it clicks into place you close the camera door and it should tell you that you are using memory card memory and not internal.
WHAT ARE THE BONUSES
Well by using the memory card it gives you 128Mb more of space. Those of you who use a PlayStation 2 will have a memory card for a computer where it saves the last part of the game you were on. This is a similar idea except it is with photos. By using this card I can take approximately 106 images more which with that and internal memory gives me a total of 136 which is an amazing amount. Now that amount means you can go on holiday and come back with a decent amount of picures.
With the card in you upload photos from the memory card and the good thing is with the card in you can get rid of photos you don't think look good on the LCD screen and this is freeing up room all of the time. The card is roughly 3cm x 2cm in size which is easy to lose but if you keep it in the plastic case you bought it in this shouldn't be a problem.
The design of the card is very simple it is a small black card and on the front has the usual yellow and blue Kodak colours and in a big black oval on the front in white lettering is the Mb size so you can ensure you don't buy the wrong one.
So, with this card you can use the Photo Machines that can be found at Asda and Boots. These accept all memory cards like this one and so you slot in your card at the SD part for this one in particular. Your photos will be displayed on the screen and you can crop them etc. This makes photo taking easy and also you can get digital photos printed here which you couldn't with internal memory.
I nearly always have my card in so that I don't run out of photo space. What is good is that it is re-useable, once you have filled it up, uploaded all of the images you want then you can take 100 more. Also if there is a photo you really like and want to give someone you can save it on the card and hand them it to get done just like negatives or you can keep it on the card forever so that you won't ever lose it, again like negatives.
So the price of this card is £24.99 at Argos. Although, some of you may think this is very pricey for a tiny little card, I guarantee you it makes photo taking much easier you can rely on this card to get you through a fun day out. Also with this it means you take the card and can see your photos instantly by computer or Photo machine.
Obviously this is the most basic Kodak SD card if you want the others the256Mb costs £39.99 and the 512Mb costs £59.99. By looking at the prices you can see why I opted for the basic one because I do like to take photos but I delete constantly freeing up space whereas if you're an avid photographer the bigger cards are better.
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that wasa good review, and it sounds like a great memory card. my sister goes for the jessops ones for her digi camera. angiex
craggsy23 29.06.2005 15:01
I don't think it's too badly priced, I think I paid more than that for mine but it's not a Kodak one but a Fujifilm one of the same size. I can get as many photo's on as I need to take and then delete unwanted ones off so for me it was a good buy. Great review Helen
patriciat 28.06.2005 22:11
Think this is the card I've got, which reminds me, I haven't taken any pics for ages. Pat.t x