quote:Originally posted by nomsha
Sometimes it's not practical to bring along a computer.
I must be one of the lucky ones. I have been working with Digicams since they first came on the market and have never had any problems with quality memory cards, cheap knock offs from Ebay are another story. The potential of corruption is always there, but I would rather take that slim
chance than have multiple cards floating around that could be lost or damaged in many different ways.
I use an 8GB card in my DSLR, a 4GB card in my waterproof Pentax point and shoot, and a pair of 32GB cards for my HD Camcorder. This usually covers me for at least a week.
I do carry a backup card at all times but only in case I run out of memory, or knock on wood experience a problem.
Do whatever makes you feel comfortable, if using a few smaller capacity cards or one larger card is your preference then the price is right as memory cards are fairly inexpensive, for me I'd rather have one 8 instead of two 4's, or four 2's, or eight 1's.
I work in IT support and have been employed at the same place for the last 17 years, and in our place of work there must be at least 70 cameras used in the field. The only problems ever reported that were related with lost pictures were caused by the user.