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Choosing the right memory card for your new camera is often treated as a trivial task and is usually overlooked by new photographers.
Choosing the wrong card can cripple the functionality of an expensive camera. To make the right choice, we need to understand four crucial parameters of any memory card.
Today, I want to address the question that I am asked most often as a Sony shooter, “What is the best SD memory card for a Sony a6000?” Since Sony recently released the a6300 and a6500 models in rapid succession, I will address the new models as well.
The main mistake that photographers make when they try to estimate how many photos can fit on a memory card is when they use the number of megapixels on the camera sensor as a primary factor in their calculations. Although there is a direct correlation between the megapixel count and the size of photo it produces, it is almost impossible to estimate the actual file size.