The Akaso V50 Pro is one of the most popular cameras among amateurs and professionals alike. The camera has been around since 2018 but it wasn’t until 2020 that the company released its successor, the Akaso V50. As you might expect with any new model release by a manufacturer, there are plenty of upgrades that make the Akaso V50 better than its predecessor.
One such upgrade was the addition of support for a larger micro SD storage slot. This means that users can now take advantage of the higher storage capacities available on micro SD cards. However, if you’re not familiar with how these work or what they offer, you may want to learn more about them before making your decision. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about micro SD cards so that you can get started using these features on your Akaso V50.
What is an SD Card?
SD stands for Secure Digital. It was developed in 1997 as a standard specification for flash memory cards used in digital cameras and other devices. These were also commonly referred to as “flash drives” because of their small size and ability to be inserted directly into a USB port.
Since then, several different types of SD have been created. We’ve looked at some of the differences between SDHC and MMC Cards here.
So, what exactly does it mean when someone says that they use a “SD-compatible device?” Well, that depends on what kind of SD they’re talking about. There are three main types of SD cards:
Standard/Micro SD: Standard SD (also known as “regular” SD) is the type of memory card that comes preinstalled in many Android phones, point & shoot cameras, camcorders, and even high-end DSLR models. They typically come in one of two forms: SDHC or SDXC. Both versions provide slightly increased data transfer speeds compared to older SD specifications.
Mini SD: Mini SD is a smaller version of the regular SD card. Because mini SDs are smaller, they don’t require special adapters like traditional SD cards. Because of this, they are often found in accessories designed specifically for smartphones.
Secure Digital Memory Card (SDMMC): Also called “multi media cards,” SDMMC cards feature additional security measures that are intended to prevent unauthorized access.
What SD card do I need for Akaso V50 Pro?
If you already own a smartphone or another device that uses a micro SD card, you probably don’t need to worry too much about which type of SD card you should buy. Your phone likely came with one already. You just need to be sure that whatever you purchase supports the same size SD card that your phone does. If you aren’t sure, check out our guide to buying micro SD cards for Android devices.
However, if you’re looking for something specific, you can find a variety of options online. For example, Amazon offers both 64GB and 128 GB micro SD cards suitable for the Akaso V50 Pro. You can also find micro SD cards from other retailers including eBay.
Just keep in mind that while SD cards tend to be fairly durable, they are subject to physical damage. Before inserting anything into a compatible reader, always ensure that the card isn’t bent or otherwise damaged. And never leave your SD card exposed to extreme temperatures–even in your pocket! Be careful with all of these things to avoid damaging your SD card and losing important photos or videos.
What is a Class 10 SD card?
Class refers to the speed at which data transfers occur. The name comes from the old days of magnetic tape where each recording had to physically pass over the head to record sound or data. Class 1 tapes could store up to 30 minutes of analog audio per second. While faster machines still exist today, class 10 tapes could theoretically move 100 MB per minute. A lower number indicates slower performance.
As mentioned earlier, SD cards vary in terms of their maximum supported transfer rates. Some, including the Akaso V50 Pro, support Class 6 performance. Others, such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, support Class 10.
The difference between the two isn’t huge. According to Anker, the average user would notice no real difference between a Class 6 micro SD card and a Class 10 micro SD card.
The only thing that matters here is whether your card meets the advertised specifications. If it doesn’t meet those specs, you won’t see the full benefits of upgrading.
For example, the Akaso V50 Pro states that it supports Class 10 micro SD cards. But according to benchmarks published by PC Mag, the card actually supports Class 8 performance. That means that the card’s read speeds exceed those specified by the manufacturers.
Again, this isn’t necessarily going to affect your experience unless you compare yourself against similarly equipped devices.
Storage Capacity of Micro SD Card
As discussed above, micro SD cards allow you to expand the amount of space available to store images and video files. Since most people rarely fill up their internal storage, adding extra room makes sense. After all, who wants to pay to constantly delete gigabytes worth of unused apps and files?
A word of caution regarding micro SD cards: Make sure you shop smartly. Don’t buy cheap micro SD cards off of sites like eBay. Instead, look for reputable sellers with solid reputations. Unfortunately, scam artists are great at exploiting buyers’ ignorance to rip them off. Never give out sensitive information (such as credit card details) over email or text message.
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