Question about Memory Cards

Hi. I'm super new. Just got my camera on Wednesday! *Still super excited about that*


It didn't come with a memory card and DH didn't buy one. So he went last night and bought a Sony SDHC 8GB card. So I did a google search for memory cards for the Nikon d5100 and Sony is not an approved card. Do you know if I can still use it or do I have to get one of the brands they specifically recommend on their site?


SanDisk, Toshiba, Panasonic, and Lexar Media are the approved brands. *Other brands have not been tested. http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17353/~/approved-sd-cards-for-d5100

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 10:29 am
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jackieg
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hmmm...i dunno...i shoot Nikon, my old camera (one i sold) used SD cards, but i always used SanDisk SD cards...


both of the cameras i use now take CF cards...and again, i use those same 2 brands...i do have 1 Delkin CF card, but i've never had any problems with it...it is in the back of the rotation thou....i have 5 8GB and 4 4GB cards....i usually get them from B&H or Adorama during a sale (online)

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 11:30 am
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Pwani - I shoot Nikon as well and have one Sony SD card that we picked up ages ago, it's SO buggy!  I've shot with it and then had a heck of a time recovering the photos from it, or sometimes the camera gives me an error.  Not sure why that is, but now that makes sense hearing that it's not an 'approved' brand.


Can you take it back?  Ditto on the SanDisk ones, most of mine are SanDisk (I've also got one Lexar) and I've never had trouble with them.  I use mostly 4GB and I have one 8GB that I use for portrait sessions (never weddings) since I always eat up one 4GB and then put 50 photos on the next card (OBNOXIOUS!).    

Posted on July 23, 2011 at 2:48 am
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I shoot Nikon - ditto on the SanDisk! :)

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 3:42 am

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