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I have a nikon coolpix 2000 camera with a lexar starter memory card. What card should I buy for more memory?

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There are two schools of thought on this. One school says get the biggest card you can afford so you can take as many pictures as possible.

The other school says buy two (or more) smaller cards and swap them periodically. This way, if a card goes bad (or lost, or stolen), then you'll only lose half (or less) of your pictures.

It really depends on your own personal preferences (and budget). As for brands, you should not experience any problems with any of the major brands. If you're feeling particularly paranoid, you could always select one from the list of approved cards in the manual.

Posted on Jan 05, 2010

  • peterc123 May 13, 2011

    Actually no, you cannot just buy and insert any card, it has to be compatible with the camera. Last week I bought a Lexar Platinum II 16GB SDHC Class 6, that was on sale for a half price. It did not work in the Coolpix L12 camera.
    Nikon’s website recommends up to 4GB selected memory cards by SanDisk, Toshiba, Panasonic.



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