with sd cards so handy for transfer of photos between camera and pc, and enormous capacities available, is there any point in using usb sticks ? is one system cheaper, faster, or handier in some way I haven't imagined, or is there some downside I'm not aware of ?
I agree with VideoSender, I have a USB reader same size as a memory stick and just change SDHC cards from different applications or different cameras, I would not use a £2 SD card for camera work, I have a new SDHC Extreme plus plus .... cost £26 even with a 50% discount but it enables non stop movies at speed, you obviouslt don't need that for stills but I would get a fast SDHC Typelll if you are shooting stills in quick succession as it will not slow you down by taking a second or so to load between each one.
How many photos do you take that you want to keep forever ? of grandchildren, or wife leaving home, compared to the cost of the camera I wouldn't cut corners by using rubbish inside it, when I was shooting miles of film I always used Kodak Kodachrome or Ektachrome not free rolls and cheap processing and it shows up when I see other peoples images of 50yrs ago that have gone all orange or shades of pee green!