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Kingston 4 GB Class 4 SDHC Flash Memory Card SD4/4GBET


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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.1 x 10.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 23 g
  • Item model number: SD4/4GBET
  • ASIN: B00200K1SO
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Sept. 13 2013
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From the Manufacturer

Kingston's standard Secure Digital (SD) memory cards combine massive storage capacity, blazing data transfer rates and ironclad security in a memory card no bigger than a postage stamp. With an excellent price-to-performance value, Kingston's SD cards are ideal expansion option for the smallest of devices including MP3 players, digital cameras, PDAs, smartphones and more.

For added reliability and durability, our solid-state SD memory cards are built of nonvolatile memory components and have no moving parts to wear out or break.

Quickly and easily download and transfer digital files between various digital devices, a computer and the Internet. An SD memory card reader makes it easy to upload files from an SD memory card to a computer.

Features/benefits

  • Capacity* — 2GB**
  • Dimensions — 0.94" x 1.25" x 0.08" (24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm)
  • Operating Temperature — -13º F to 185º F (-25º C to 85 º C)
  • Storage Temperature — -40º F to 185º F (-40º C to 85º C)
  • Voltage — 3.3v
  • Compliant — with the SD Card Association card specification
  • Small — about the size of a postage stamp (24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm)
  • Secure — built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss
  • Simple — as easy as plug-and-play
  • Reliable — lifetime warranty
  • Economical — low power consumption is easy on device's batteries
Storage Chart - Number of Pictures Per Card++

    Storage
    Capacity
    Camera Type
    3 MP 4 MP 5 MP 6 MP 7 MP 8 MP 10 MP 12 MP
    1 GB* 905 762 595 476 401 317 200 169
    2 GB* 1808 1524 1190 952 802 635 401 339
    4 GB* 3619 3046 2381 1905 1604 1270 802 677
    8 GB* 7238 6092 4762 3810 3208 2540 1604 1354
    16 GB* 14476 12184 9524 7620 6416 5080 3208 2708
    32 GB* 28952 24368 19048 15240 12832 10160 6416 5416

    (MP=Megapixels: MB=Megabytes, GB = Gigabytes)+
+ 1 Megabyte (MB) = 1,000,000 bytes; 1 Gigabyte (GB) = 1,000,000,000 bytes

++ Approximate number of JPEG (compressed file) pictures. JPEG file sizes vary based upon camera model and internal file size and compression settings, as well as user-selected resolution and compression mode settings. In addition, JPEG compression will result in different file sizes based upon picture complexity. Some host devices may not support all of the Flash storage capacities listed. Consult your device's owner's manual for supported capacitities.


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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa5148edc) out of 5 stars 2,383 reviews
859 of 889 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4e896e4) out of 5 stars Kingston quality, massive storage, what's not to love? Dec 2 2008
By ConsumerAdvocate (dakotad555) at (gmail) dot (com) - Published on Amazon.com
Size: 32GB
There are some things to consider before buying this particular card or any other 32gb SDHC card on the market:

1. This is NOT an ideal card for a digital SLR like a D80, D90, Rebel XT, etc... That is because it is a class 4 device. The class of a SDHC cards has to do with how fast they read and write files, not how much storage they have. For a digital SLR, you should purchase a class 6 SDHC card most of the time. Class 6 cards will allow you to take 'bursts' of photos and not be limited by the card's capacity to write them. Also class 4 cards are slower reading data, meaning they will take longer to upload files to your computer. Upload speed is convenient, especially when loading large batches of files.

2. This card has far more storage than most people will need for their digital camera. Unless you like to keep all your photos on a SDHC card and never move them to your computer, or are a high volume photographer, there is very little need for more than about 8gb of storage space for most caeras. The possible exception to this is if you have a professional SLR that shoots files in the 16-20mb range--but if you do, you'll likely want a class 6 card anyway. If all you intend to use this card for is a digital camera, save yourself a lot of money and buy a PNY 8GB SDHC Card. If you're worried about running out of space on a vacation, buy a few of them. Otherwise you run the risk of having 'all your eggs in one basket.' If one card fails, you lose all your pictures instead of only a portion of them.

This card is fantastic for use in a video camcorder capable of writing to an SDHC card. (Check with the manual first to insure that a class 4 card will be fast enough first). It is also perfect as extra storage for an ultra portable computer or net book like the Asus EEE pc. Another great application would be as added storage to a personal media player or MP3 player equipped with a SDHC slot such as the Cowon D2.

There are other good 32gb SDHC cards on the market, some at cheaper price points than the Kingston card. IMHO, brand matters very little with something like a SDHC card, since they all are made pretty much the same way. None of the brands currently offering them (Transcend, PNY, Kingston) have high fail rates with their other products, so I believe they are all pretty similar. What you decide to buy will depend on whether you trust a particular brand, or who has the lowest price. All of them will work equally well.
59 of 64 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4e89738) out of 5 stars Good for the money, but don't expect fast speeds. Dec 8 2007
By M. Florido - Published on Amazon.com
Size: 4GB Verified Purchase
Excellent for the price. I give it a 4/5 because it performs slower than expected from a C4 SDHC card. I also have a Sandisk EIII 2GB. Although it doesn't have the class ratings because it's not SDHC, the Sandisk outperforms the Kingston in both read/write.

My test scenario: Using a Nikon D80 taking 6 shots continuously. The Kingston took considerably longer to write contents from the Nikon D80 buffer.

If you're looking for a high speed card in a similar scenario, then look elsewhere. However, if you want a good card and no particular need for speed, then I recommend getting.
94 of 110 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4e89a14) out of 5 stars Very Big Sept. 8 2008
By Robert S. Ambrose - Published on Amazon.com
Size: 32GB
PREFACE:

I bought this card for extra disk space on my Asus EeePC netbook. I needed as much space as possible to supplement the very small SSD hard drive. I needed something with large capacity and relatively fast file transfer time.

PROS:

It shares the largest SD capacity on the market today with few others (Panasonic, Sandisk, and PNY) and is a quality name that I have had a good history with in the past. Its file transfer time is similar to the SSD drive in my machine so it basically acts as a second SSD for me at less than a quarter of the price!

CONS:

Its not the cheapest 32gb SD card(PNY) nor the fastest(Panasonic) but its good quality with a decent transfer rate.

CONCLUSION:

I'm very happy with its performance and capacity. I would like to see the price come down a bit, but that's the price of getting electronics of this caliber.

That's my input, take it or leave it :)
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4e89f30) out of 5 stars If it was a little faster... Jan. 19 2008
By D. Bermejo - Published on Amazon.com
Size: 8GB Verified Purchase
I contemplated a 4 star rating, but when you buy the card, you know that it is a "class 4" card, which means it's supposed to transfer files at at least 4MB/s. If it's crucial and you can afford it, you could get the "class 6" card, which would make a difference when transferring large amounts of data.

In short:
*Pros:*
- Capacity. You can get more capacity, but this is a bout the best size/price ratio.
- Price. Again, 8GB and 4GB cards have the best size/price ratio.
*Cons:*
- SDHC. This is not really a con if you have new equipment, but SDHC is a newer standard, so you have to make sure you have the right equipment - SDHC IS NOT THE SAME AS SD!!
- Speed. It's not "slow", but if you've had fast cards you'll notice the difference. Of course, you know this from the "Class 4" rating, so it's also not really a con.

I've owned 2 Kingston SD cards. The oldest of them is about 3 years old and is still as reliable and good as when I first got it, so I have reason to believe this card will last for a while.

My older Kingston 50X SD card is about twice as fast as this card, but it's only 1GB, so I needed more GB's to capture more video. This card would be just about perfect if it was faster. When I say that, I don't mean that the card is slow - my Vista machine can use it for ReadyBoost and camera performance is good. Just know that ReadyBoost can only use 4GB of memory, so you'll have 4GB of memory just sitting unused if you use it for this purpose.

Primarily, I use this card for recording video clips and pictures with my Canon cameras, SD800IS and A710IS. For that purpose the card is great. I haven't noticed any lag when taking 7.1 Mega-pixel pictures (which range from 1MB to about 4MBs) or full screen VGA video (640x480). Here's some general advice for these cameras in particular, but it applies to most cameras:
1. Don't record more than about 10 minutes of video at a time because the file size goes over 1GB, but this depends on the camera and video format, not the card itself.
2. You might want to get an external card reader, if you don't have an internal card reader. You'll be fine transferring files directly from the camera if you only take a few snapshots and short videos. But if you plan on truly using all 8GB and transferring them at once, do yourself a favor and get a card reader. Most cameras are not meant to read/transfer files at fast speeds (even if they're USB 2.0 capable), and at least with the SD800IS, I could not transfer files over 500MB. Once I used a memory card reader, transferring was a breeze.

Although reading times are fast enough (between 4-8MB/s), writing is a bit slower - it tops out at about 4MB/s, which is good enough for the "Class 4" rating and fast enough to capture pictures without (noticeable) lag in my cameras.
It's a great card for the price; just make sure you understand what you're buying.
50 of 59 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4e897f8) out of 5 stars Unreliable - Disappearing Pictures Dec 12 2008
By A. Rennier - Published on Amazon.com
Size: 4GB
I had this card in a Panasonic DMC-TZ5 camera for about a month, and in that time the card experienced a "read error" on three separate occasions that resulted in all the pictures currently on the card disappearing. I called Panasonic customer service and the first question they asked was what brand card I had. When I told them Kingston, they advised me to get a new card, as nearly everyone who complained about disappearing pictures (in any model camera) had a Kingston card. I'd much rather spend a little more money and actually have my pictures!


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