Yesterday I received an email announcing SanDisk’s new and much larger High Capacity cards. I literally just ordered two new SanDisk cards for my camera the day before and was debating on getting 16GB or 32 GB cards. But now SanDisk is offering a 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB SD card! Ranging from $189 – $729!
Okay now pick up your jaw… After seeing that $729 price tag I imagined all the things that could go wrong with your $700 investment.
What if you lose the card?
What if it cracks?
What if it gets stuck in the camera? – I have an older one that is a little bit broken so you have to wiggle it out of the card slot (hence the reason for the replacements)
What if someone steals it?
What if it just stops functioning?
That’s too much of an investment for me on one little card. So I asked some other photography friends how large would they go when ordering an SD card?
Almost everyone said they have between 8-16GB, most would not go over 32GB. When I showed them a link to the now bigger cards, they all shuttered at the price. It seems like more people are willing to spend the $700 on several cards instead of just one.
But I’m sure it would be useful if you are shooting a ton of videos, which I think is there target market for SD cards at this capacity. You can check them all out all the Sandisk SD cards on Adorama.com
I’m going with the old, “Don’t put your eggs all in one basket” theory.