How come professional cameras don't use micro SD cards?

2 weeks 4 days ago #745757 by Kelly Lambert
They have high speed 512GB micro SD cards these days.  How come professional cameras aren't using the smaller memory cards vs larger SD or CFExpress cards? 

Seems like this could save space, cost and for what it's worth a little weight.  

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2 weeks 4 days ago #745758 by TCav
microSD cards are slower than SD cards.


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2 weeks 3 days ago #745770 by Screamin Scott
I guess you are already aware that you can use them with the supplied adapter if you are just concerned with storage space. Personally, I don't want more than 64 GB cards as there is more to lose if a larger card fails.

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2 weeks 1 day ago #745825 by CharleyL
My big hands and fingers don't like the tiny cards. I'm quite happy with the SD size cards, and for photos, I stick with the 32 and 64 gig cards for still photos. For video, I usually use 128 gig, but have a couple of 256 gig too. 4K Video at 60 fps will fill a 64 gig card in about 1/2 hour. I haven't ever had an SD card go bad, yet. But 32 gig is a lot of still photos. I prefer to have many smaller cards, in case there should be a problem with them. I haven't yet needed more than 32 gig for one still photo shoot. 

I transfer all photos and videos to the computer and to solid state hard drives, so the cards get erased and re-used for future shoots after the files are all multi copied into the computer and the hard drives. If you shut down access to the card before removing it, and if it doesn't fail within the first or second time that you use it, the SD cards will likely last you longer than you will ever want to use them.

My H1N audio recorder uses the micro size cards, and I've lost several when trying to handle them, resulting in a major search, usually under my computer desk. Like I said, my big hands and fingers don't like them.

Charley


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2 weeks 1 day ago #745832 by Razky

Kelly Lambert wrote: They have high speed 512GB micro SD cards these days. How come professional cameras aren't using the smaller memory cards vs larger SD or CFExpress cards?
Seems like this could save space, cost and for what it's worth a little weight.

When enough folks glue their heads to the walls of the corporate headquarters in protest, the manufacturers are bound to acquiesce.


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2 weeks 2 hours ago #745870 by Ian Stone

Razky wrote:

Kelly Lambert wrote: They have high speed 512GB micro SD cards these days. How come professional cameras aren't using the smaller memory cards vs larger SD or CFExpress cards?
Seems like this could save space, cost and for what it's worth a little weight.

When enough folks glue their heads to the walls of the corporate headquarters in protest, the manufacturers are bound to acquiesce.


Huh?  What sort of 'I didn't inhale' jiberish are you speaking of?   :rofl:


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1 week 6 days ago #745914 by Norse Photographer
+1 that’s what I heard is that micro SD cards are slower speeds.  But regardless, I’ve managed to misplaced regular SD cards, so I’d prefer the larger physical size cards!


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1 week 4 days ago #745956 by Neil Dulay
But micro SD’s have gotten faster over the years, but just not as fast as others, which have gotten blazing fast. 


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1 week 3 days ago #746004 by CharleyL
And the "higher density" and smaller cards are being reported as running hotter during use. So why risk your photo data to significantly higher density cards that might go bad and loose your photos. I'm not in a "rush" to go with new software, like Windows 11, because there are always problems with them when they are the "newest and greatest". I'm quite comfortable with using what I already have and know it works, until the dust settles around the newest and greatest fever settles down. So higher density storage media, for me, fits in this same category. Let somebody else have the problems until they become more reliable, and maybe not overheat. 

Charley


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1 week 1 day ago #746062 by Rob Cline
Micro SD's have gotten faster, however so have the other cards at larger leaps forward


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5 days 3 hours ago #746170 by Photo Junky
Thankfully there aren't enough reasons TO use them in professional cameras


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1 day 2 hours ago #746315 by Sawyer

TCav wrote: microSD cards are slower than SD cards.



:agree:   Yep, so true.  Slower and more prone to misplacing as well!   

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