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Thursday, 17 September 2015

Rainy Day Activities


I began with a lot of enthusiasm for rainy day pictures, but the reality of venturing out in to it didn't have the same pull as the idea of it.  I settled for a glimpse out of a window.

So what did I do instead?  Well I have this new PNY MicroSD card that I wanted to try out in both my small camera and my phone.  The package says for smartphone or tablet and "also compatible with compact camera".  So I gave it a whirl.

To use as an SD in a compact camera the micro card comes with an SD adapter.  It is easy to use and certainly very impressive, and as effective as a standard SD card.  However if shooting raw (as I do) then a extreme performance SD card is probably a better option for faster transfer speeds.

So I popped it into my ageing smart phone.  (I'm resisting pressure to upgrade.  It is a perfectly good phone.) I have been hovering on the edge of using up the storage so increasing this facility seemed like a grand way to give extended life to the pink pimped old chap.

Seriously simple to pop the card into the allocated slot and then copy all those pics and music across.  Seemed fast enough to me.  To check it out though I downloaded an app that would give me all the tech specs (for those of you who simply love numbers).  My app tells me it is reading at 13MB/s and writing at 14MB/s.

With the additional 32GB I have I can now store 14226 small file images or 3161 biggies or 480 mins of  high quality video.

So far it's performed as claimed.  I'm pretty happy with it.



7 comments:

Adullamite said...

Rain pictures are hard - and you get wet!
This one is a good 'un!

Bill Nicholls said...

Only one I by is Scandisk, nothing else holds a candle to them IMO. Good idea getting more memory for the phone especially if shooting in RAW

Luis Gomez said...

Really nice.

Sharon Anck said...

Interesting. I understand how that works in a camera but, I'm baffled by the smart phone.

William Kendall said...

I've used smartphones in the past periodically for photographing. They do come in handy. Good shot!

Angie said...

Bit too techie for me but just LOVE the pic!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Lovely rainy day shot through the window, is that Borough Market? One of the thing I love about digital is how many pictures you can get onto a physically tiny card, I well remember not that many years ago I was carrying 50 to 100 rolls of film on assignments.....

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