Buying a memory card for your Nikon?

17 05 2011

Photo by: Anton Rakitskiy

Memory cards are a dime a dozen. They come in all shapes and sizes and all sorts of brands but would you trust your family photos or photos taken on a job to some random compact flash (CF) or secure digital (SD) cards?

Nikon Europe has created a list of approved memory cards for their DSLRs along with their Coolpix P and S line cameras to help you figure out which one is the best for you. According to Nikon’s website, brands other than the ones listed may work but Nikon cannot guarantee their operation and that you should always carry an approved card just in case. Also should the card be more than 2G and will be used with a card reader; be sure to check that the device will support 2G cards. MultiMediaCards (MMC) should not be used in Nikon cameras, according to the website.