512MB SD Memory Card - Security Camera User Rating
Manufacturer: Kingston
Model: SD512
Average User RatingAverage User RatingAverage User Rating: Number of User Reviews: 38

Reviewed by: auk from IL on Feb 7, 2005

Experience: 1 Months

Strengths: Fast. Kingston is a trusted brand at a very competitive price (was $41 when I bought it, should be pennies by the time you read this!)

Weaknesses: Difficult to determine how fast it is before buying.

Summary: Using my new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 3.2MP camera set on fast continuous stills, this 512MB SD memory card accepts about 300 ~1MB (2016 horizontal pixels on the high resolution jpg setting) images at the rate of over 1/second. When I bought it, I considered spending more to buy the "high speed" version of the card (this camera benefits from it), but since I don't plan to use the camera for high resolution movies, decided to save my money. As it turns out, the camera's large high speed buffer accepts 7 such images at 4/sec, which is more than enough to get a good shot if there is one. I can't tell whether the puny 8MB Panasonic SD card that came with the camera is "high speed," but it performed no faster in this camera. I've accidentally taken a couple of movies, and while I haven't tried to figure out how to do it right, they looked like it would be worth the effort with this card in this camera should I ever decide to pursue it. Using the camera's USB 2.0 port, downloads from this card keep ahead of my ability to click and scroll through them. I haven't tested it's durability or reliability, but so far I'm completely satisfied with this card.

Reviewed by: cbinek from NE on Apr 9, 2005


Strengths: NA

Weaknesses: NA

Summary: I use the SD Memory Card to extend the memory of my digital camera Casio EXZ40. There is nothing more to say than it works perfect as expected. The movie option enables now movies of more than 20 minutes. I did not yet check if the battery is able to work so long.

Reviewed by: bgfan on Feb 21, 2005

Experience: 12 Weeks

Strengths: Decent capacity for a very low price.

Weaknesses: May be slow for some applications.

Summary: This card can store over 100 mp3 for playing on my Palm. It works just fine for me. Data transfer from PC is not real fast but acceptable.

Reviewed by: Pseudosoft from WA on Jan 28, 2005

Experience: 2 Months

Strengths: Kingston is a very reliable name in all kinds of memory products.

Weaknesses: NA

Summary: Flawless as expected. Not much more you can say about memory chips. It was securely packaged, good instructions & warranty, too. I've also used Kingston chips in computers and know they are reliable.

Reviewed by: wmbone from KY on Jan 26, 2005

Experience: 1 Months

Strengths: Works great as expected.

Weaknesses: None I can find

Summary: I bought this for a Zire 72 PDA and have had no problems. Seems to be fast and works as its supposed to work. Would buy another if I needed it.

Reviewed by: ncpgapro from PA on Jan 22, 2005

Experience: 2 Months

Strengths: holds plenty of pics

Weaknesses: n/a

Summary: holds plenty of pics works great with my Kodak 6440 and 4530
also hleds plenty of music and files
multi use for camera, pda, flash card reader (i use it instead of a thumb drive at times) and mp3 player that takes sd/mmc

Reviewed by: ususlv8k from MI on Nov 5, 2004

Experience: 1 Months

Strengths: Huge space for digital camera, take up to 140 picture with 3.2 megapixel.

Weaknesses: Speed still lack bebind when taking stream video when using digital camera.

Summary: Great memory card, use it with my digital camera and camcorder. No more worry about running out of space during vacation trip. Consider buy more digital card as for Chrismas gift.

Reviewed by: pittank from PA on Nov 1, 2004

Experience: 2 Weeks

Strengths: Reliable, cheap

Weaknesses: None so far

Summary: (Edited November 02nd by pittank) I've been using this SD for couple of weeks with my mp3 player and camcorder. Writing/reading speed is not that slow for a product at this price. I have other Kingston memory types. None caused me any problems so far. I highly recommend it.

Reviewed by: chen168 from IL on Oct 21, 2004

Experience: 10 Days

Strengths: Great price at online store for amount of memory

Weaknesses: None yet

Summary: I originally wanted to get the 1GB card but the online store was out of stock. This card would provide enough memory for my digital camera on an upcoming trip. I already tried it out with a couple of pics and they seem to load much quicker than the standard card that came with the camera. Can't complain because cost will actually be less than $40 after rebate

Reviewed by: xyyyx from GA on Oct 21, 2004

Experience: 10 Days

Strengths: good with the finish. it's from kingston. the reliable storage campany. the rebate from that company is reliable. i didn't lose any one from this company yet.

Weaknesses: 5 year warranty only.

Summary: i keep on buying the storage device from Kingston. it's reliable. and the rebates there are good also. I'm looking for an XD card for my friend. I hope there are some deals from Kingston later. sooner the better. :)

Reviewed by: uwdude from WA on Oct 15, 2004

Experience: 4 Days

Strengths: Nice

Weaknesses: Slow

Summary: Got it very cheap after rebate from Buy.com. Waiting for the rebate. Kingston is a reliable brand .. what more can I say. But I would say that the speed of the card is very slow.

Reviewed by: ycinnyc on Nov 26, 2004

Experience: 10 Days

Strengths: good price

Weaknesses: NA

Summary: The Kingston 512MB SD card is well worth it. Cheap price. It works well with my Casio camera. Reliable. I would recommend this memory card.

Reviewed by: fireworks1972 from NY on Nov 15, 2004


Strengths: Good capacity for high level camera

Weaknesses: a little long time to tranfer files between PC and SD card

Summary: The Kingston 512MB Secure Digital Cardcan store on average 275 pictures when used with a 4 megapixel camera. If you use 4M, 5M or 6M digital camera, Kingston SD512 is excellent.
Although it takes longer time to transfer files between PC and SD card through the card readers, Kingston SD so far have given me no errors or reliability problems. Highly recommended for the budget!!!

Reviewed by: JUSTSAML from NY on Nov 7, 2004

Experience: 3 Days

Strengths: it is a 512 mb sd card. nice size. what else is there to say?

Weaknesses: none so far

Summary: What can you say about an SD card other than it works? Well this one does. No problems, does what it is supposed to. Good price for 1/2 a gig. No problems with speed as some have complained about. Using it mostly for MP3s on a Palm Tungsten E. Card speed has not been a problem. Tunes play smoothly.....

Reviewed by: dsetaram from FL on Dec 12, 2004

Experience: 10 Days

Strengths: Lifetime warranty, value, Kingston name

Weaknesses: I have not noticed any yet

Summary: I purchased this card partly because of the Kingston name and the value of the product, there was also a $ 15 rebate which was an added bonus. I purchased this for my Nikon Cool Pix 3200 Digital camera. With the 512mb card I can take well over 400 pictures and a few hours of video at the lower resolution. The camera required the card to be initialized and the Kingston card worked perfectly taking a few seconds to intialize it. My only concern is that when I down loaded the pictures from the camera to my Apple iBook (USB 1) it was very slow, it took about 5 minutes to download about 40 pictures and about 5 minutes of video( medium resolution) Since the camera is new I am not sure if this an issue with it or the SD card. I would recommend this card especially if you can get the 15$ rebate.

Reviewed by: neetapandit from CA on Dec 2, 2004

Experience: 4 Days

Strengths: Small, compact, sturdy, light

Weaknesses: too much text on the card..stickers

Summary: Great card for great price..($6) sells pretty high on ebay. Extremely fast, reliable. Have used it with 2 of the digitial cameras I own and no problem. big size card for such a low price...worth buying..

Reviewed by: pasta1234 from CA on Dec 2, 2004

Experience: 5 Days

Strengths: Very fast and large amount of space. Usally offered with rebates.

Weaknesses: None.

Summary: What can i say its a large amount of memory thats great for any pda or camera. I am personally using it for my digital camera and it being 512mb allows me to take many picture before i need to pop in another memory card. I havnt had issues of it getting corrupted like cheaper cards and it seems to be of good quality.

Reviewed by: jwong74 from IL on Dec 16, 2004

Experience: 20 Days

Strengths: NA

Weaknesses: NA

Summary: (Edited January 02nd by jwong74) Great Product !!!
Kingston is the one the best memory modules in the market. With this 512 SD Memory Card is perfect match to my Palm Zire 72. It detect and format easlily in my Palm. $43.90 from zipzoomfly.com with $15.00 rebate. It also working with my laptop HP NC8000. Overall no problems with both of my devices. There is so many places have $15.00 rebat plus $5.00 bonus from pricegrabber. It gave me very good price on 512MB SD card.

Reviewed by: egts from OH on Dec 14, 2004

Experience: 2 Days

Strengths: Great price. Great performance. Great customer support.

Weaknesses: Another one that I purchased failed in the past and needed to be replaced.

Summary: It works great and I highly recommend it. The read only switch on the one I purchased in the past broke making the card permanently read only. Their tech support promptly provided a replacement and the replacement works great!

Reviewed by: electrocity from VA on Nov 15, 2004

Experience: 7 Days

Strengths: Great price for the quality

Weaknesses: none found as of yet

Summary: I got this card for my cellphones MP3 player, it has been working just fine. the write and read speeds have not been a factor for me because the cell phone has slower speeds and that has been the only limiting factor. I got card in the mail useing standard shipping and it got to me quit fast. I recomend this product for this use.

Reviewed by: hsutaria from MA on Nov 14, 2004

Experience: 3 Days

Strengths: Pretty good.

Weaknesses: It's gave me couple time error message,might be camara too.

Summary: I'm using with Nikon4100 digital camera. The card has been compatible, but in beginning gave me an error,tried to lock and unlock and worked.4 megapixel resolution can store up to 300 pictures. For this price nothing wrong.

Reviewed by: girlcarluv from TX on Dec 9, 2004

Experience: 2 Days

Strengths: HOLD TONS of Pics!!! 390 on my 4 megapix camera

Weaknesses: haven't found any yet

Summary: GREAT value - almost bought the Kodak 512 for $70 at
Target when we bought the camera because we had a gift card, but found this great value on pricegrapper - found the best price at newegg.com with a rebate

Reviewed by: tkuffa from PA on Oct 21, 2004

Experience: 10 Days

Strengths: Stores lots of pictures

Weaknesses: NA

Summary: I bought this to use with my Kodak DX7440 digital camera. The card has been compatible and allows me to store up to 400 pictures at a 4 megapixel resolution. Time to save to the card is quick also.

Reviewed by: gaocen from NY on Nov 30, 2004

Experience: 4 Days

Strengths: the price is competitive AR,and the capacity is enough for my 4MP DC

Weaknesses: N/A

Summary: Before this,I use an 64 MB one,the capacity is limited,so I decided to change it for a new one.Now it is onsale.So I really recommend that brand if you own a 4MP or 5MP Digital Camera.
And I test the trans speed,it is not very fast,but still tolerable

Reviewed by: suziemo from CA on Sep 9, 2004

Experience: 6 Days

Strengths: Large memory card and low price

Weaknesses: Not sure yet

Summary: This is my first use of any type of memory card, for this is the first digital camera that I've owned. So far though, it's been working fine for me. It is easy to download my images from the disk to my computer and then erase it. So far I would recommend this memory card.

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