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a550 Max Storage Card
« on: March 08, 2015, 04:27:56 PM »
Anyone know what the max size SD card I can safely used on the a550 is?  I did a forum search but didn't come up with anything?  I looked around on the net and it seems to imply 16gb but I heard 32gb is fine too..  Can I risk a 64?

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Re: a550 Max Storage Card
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2015, 09:23:51 PM »
Why would you need 64GB? If you are taking movies I can see the need for larger cards, but even then 64GB may be overkill as 30 minutes is the longest you can film at a time. One reason for using smaller cards is that all cards can fail. I will admit that I've never had one fail in 10 years, but imagine if a full 64GB was to fail. Disaster!

To answer your question, I think, but am not certain that the A550 can take up to 32GB SD/SDHC cards and the 32GB range depends on the make. 64GB cards are not supported according to Sony, but they only discuss cards that they make. So 64GB is inconclusive and in my opinion, inadvisable. A fast 16GB SanDisk card is what I would advise.
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Re: a550 Max Storage Card
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2015, 08:12:34 AM »
Thank you.
Sony a77ii

Minolta 70-210 f4
Sony 16-50 f2.8 SSM
Sony 55-300 SAM DT | Sony 50mm f1.8 SAM DT
Sigma 400 f5.6
Minolta Auto meter IV F | Minolta 2x Converter | Minolta 3600HS (D) | Sony HVL-56AM

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