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The price of memory cards has plummeted, making them a really cheap commodity. Most of the time, any old memory card will do. However, there are times when you should invest a little more to get a high speed card.

 

The price of memory cards has plummeted, making them a really cheap commodity. Most of the time, any old memory card will do. However, there are times when you should invest a little more to get a high speed card.High Speed memory cards have the ability to write data more quickly so they should be used if you plan to shoot rapid-fire images with your digital camera. However, a high-speed memory card is only as fast as the camera you put it in, so check the specs of your camera to find out what memory cards it can handle.

If you are using a camcorder that captures video in High-Def, you will also want a High Speed memory card since High-Def requires a capture of greater detail.

Last, but not least, even if your camera doesn't need it, you may want to buy a high speed card to get higher data transfer speeds when you move pictures to your computer. You might also want to buy a high speed card if you plan to upgrade your camera in the near future.

High speed memory cards are often called "Extreme" or "Ultra".