Memory cards are an often overlooked but absolutely essential part of any photographer or videographer’s setup. The sharpest, most high-resolution images in the world aren’t worth anything without media to record them onto! A good memory card can last you for years, so it makes sense to give its purchase as much consideration as you would a camera or a lens

Different cameras are compatible with different types of card, and it can all be a bit confusing. On this page, we’ve put together a quick guide to the main types of card, from common SD cards to the faster formats used in professional cameras.