Camera Memory Cards

by Jack
(Minneapolis)

256 MB Memory Card

256 MB Memory Card



What is the price range for the largest camera memory cards?

Thanks for your question to the Canon Geek, Jack!

The good news is that it's a great time to be looking for camera memory cards.

It is a constantly changing number due to continuous improvements in manufacturing and marketing conditions.

I am dating myself here, but I remember when 1 GB cards first came out and were over $400.

Now, brand name, high-speed 1 GB cards are around $10. This is one of those cases when technology serves us well. Flash memory is so affordable now.

I found this chart showing the prices from 2003-2015: http://www.jcmit.com/flashprice.htm

At the time of this post (January 5, 2015), cards like the Transend 256 GB pictured above sell for around $120, and 64 GB cards sell for around $50.

If you buy in bulk, or as part of a package or a kit with a camera, they are even more affordable.

Camera memory cards are so widely used. The supply is so high, that there is great competition to keep the prices low.

Where to Buy Cheap Memory Cards

There are literally thousands of on-line retailers where you can buy cards for cheap. Big box stores like Walmart, Kmart, Costco, Staples, Office Depot/OfficeMax and Target are good places to buy them.

The best place to get the most reviews on any one brand of card is Amazon: Memory Card Reviews

I hope that helps answer your question.

Shoot more Photos. Watch less TV.

Bruce

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