Posted March 15th, 2017, 09:39 PM
... Don't skimp on memory cards either!
Take away the "s" on cards, and I'll agree.
The newer SD cards can literally hold thousands
of pictures! In my opinion, a 64 GB card is kind of the sweet spot: You're not going to fill it up during a week-long vacation, yet it only costs $25-30. You can get SD cards up to 128 GB, but they do cost more.
If you take only one card, it'll stay in your camera the whole time, and you're less likely to lose your camera than a tiny card. You're also less likely to damage a card that's inside your camera.
Name brand doesn't matter, but always go with a "pro" model card with a high load number. This means that your camera will "recover" from taking a picture and will be ready for your next picture more quickly (don't expect to take sports pictures, of course, with a point-and-shoot -- you will end up with a blurry mess) ... it also means that your pictures will load faster to your computer.