Best Memory Cards for the Canon Powershot A3000 IS
There are so many kinds of memory card options as it relates to the Canon Powershot A3000 IS. If you are confused as to what can be used in the camera, or you are just looking to get low prices on these cards, then you are in the right place.
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Canon Powershot A3000 IS Memory Card Types
- SD Cards – This memory card format can hold up to 4GB of images and video.
- SDHC Cards – This memory card format can hold up to 32GB of images and video.
- SDXC Cards – This memory card format can upwards of 48GB of images and video.
- Micro SD (With SD Adapter) – This memory card format can hold up to 4GB of images and video.
- Micro SDHC (With SD Adapter) – This memory card that can hold up to 32GB of images and video.
When it comes to the differences between SD, SDHC and SDXC cards, we always get questions as people are confused. These cards are physically the same; the only main difference is that they have different storage capacities.
SD cards can hold up to 4GB worth of pictures and video.
SDHC cards can hold up to 32GB worth of pictures and video.
SDXC cards can hold 48GB – 2TB worth of pictures and video.
Other Vital Memory Card Information
When thinking about getting a memory card for the A3000 IS, you should be aware that aside from different storage capacities, cards also have different speed ratings. The ratings on the cards are there to show the speed at which data can be read/written to the card. SD and SDHC cards have speed ratings of 2, 4, 6 and 10. SDXC cards speed ratings go from Class 4, 6 and 10. SDXC cards also have another speed rating known as Ultra High Speed (UHS)
- Class 2 – Minimum of 2 MB/s performance. (Slowest)
- Class 4 – Minimum of 4 MB/s performance. (Average)
- Class 6 – Minimum of 6 MB/s performance. (Above Average)
- Class 10 – Minimum of 10 MB/s performance. (Fastest)
- UHS-1 (SDXC CARDS) – Speeds up to 104 MB/s.
When it comes to the recommendation for the best speed class to get for the Canon A3000 IS, it would be a good idea to get a Class 4, 6 or 10. Class 10 cards are not that expensive (see below) and you can definitely tell the difference when taking pictures or recording video. Faster cards are also great when it comes to transferring data. Everything is done more quickly and there is less waiting around for the files to copy.
What Size Canon A3000 IS SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Should I Get?
When considering a SD, SDHC or SDXC memory cards for your A3000 IS camera, you really need to be aware as to the amount of storage space you will need. SD Cards come in sizes from 1GB, 2GB and 4GB. SDHC cards are available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB sizes. SDXC cards come in 48GB, 64GB and 128GB sizes.
We always tell people that when they are looking for a memory card for the Powershot A3000 IS, they should go for one that has enough storage space and is not expensive. The 16GB and 32GB SDHC cards are a good option as they will be able to hold all your pictures and videos and they are not that expensive. The 48GB and 64GB SDXC cards are also another good option.
How Much Data Can Hold on a Canon A3000 IS Memory Card?
Ok, with all the technical mumbo jumbo out of the way as it relate to memory cards, now it is the time to find out how much data can be stored on cards for the Canon Powershot A3000 IS.
**The table below is based on ESTIMATED data sizes. The memory cards will be able to hold more or less, depending on different factors. This table is just to give visualization in to how much data these cards can store.
|Images||Raw||Video: 640X480||Video: 1280X720|
|4GB||1,946||268||43 min||25 min|
|8GB||3,892||536||1 hr 26 min||50 min|
|16GB||7,784||1072||2 hr 52 min||1hr 40 min|
|32GB||15,568||2144||5 hr 42 min||3 hr 20 min|
|48GB||23,352||3216||8 hr 32 min||5 hr|
|64GB||31,136||4288||11 hr 22 min||6 hr 40 min|
If you want to know more about the file sizes for the Canon Powershot A3000 IS, then you can have a look on the Canon Specification Sheet for this particular camera.
Best Memory Card for the Canon Powershot A3000 IS
If you are buying a SDHC or SDXC card, you need to be sure that your computer will be able to read it. A lot of the older computers have SD card readers and as such, they will not be able to read none of the new formats. If you need a SDHC/SDXC card reader, then you can always buy one. These card readers are not very expensive and if you need one, you can GET ONE HERE.