My USB Card Reader has ceased to function so I need to acquire a new one plus another compact flash card.
The market is flooded with products and they have evolved considerably since I purchased these items 4 years ago so not being knowledgeable about these things I have no idea what to buy, I take photographs on a daily basis so a card which will take a lot of shots would be great.
I've just been looking at this SanDisk Ultra® II SD™ Plus USB 512MB which would mean I wouldn't require a card reader what do you think? and would it be compatible with my USB ports please
I run a Windows XP Packard Bell Laptop, my camera is a Nikon Coolpix2100
My present card is a San Disk 64 MB Compact Flash which was purchased 4 years ago, I only require a card that is suitable for taking photographs and is compatible with my digital camera. I've already explained that I don't understand this subject which is why I've entered the beginners forum if you let me know what I actually require for my needs I would be grateful.
A CF Compactflash card is different from a SD Secure Digital card. They do the same job but are completely different sizes. If as you state you have a Compactflash card then that is what you need, go to 7dayshop as has been suggested and buy the Compactflash card you wish. The card you mention is a SD card and as I said it is a different size, it will not fit. You need a Compactflash memory card.
The Nikon Coolpix 2100 only takes Compact Flash Type 1 cards.
You also need to check your camera manual as many cameras will only take up to a certain size memory card. So, (for example) buying a 1gb CF1 card may not work if your camera only accepts up to 512mb cards.