Expert tip Choose the perfect memory card for the best results
There really is nothing worse than lining up the perfect shot, going to press the shutter button and then realising that your buffer is full. That initial stab of frustration will only intensify with each second that goes by when you can’t take a photo. While it’s not exactly the most thrilling piece of kit, your memory card is vitally important. You want your card to be both fast and robust. As we’re recommending you shoot in RAW, you won’t want anything smaller than 16GB, as otherwise the card will fill up too quickly and you’ll have to swap it out. To avoid long waits for the buffer to clear, you’ll also want a fast write speed. We recommend the SanDisk Extreme range, as this has a write speed of up to 40MB/s. These cards are also waterproof and temperatureproof, so you don’t need to worry about any unfortunate accidents.
Above The majority of SanDisk cards are guaranteed to be shock, temperature, X-ray, magnet and water-proof.