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SanDisk - Extreme 32GB CompactFlash (CF) Memory Card

Store up to 32GB of photos and videos on this SanDisk Extreme memory card that is designed for use with select CF-enabled devices, including most DSLR cameras. An up to 85MB/sec. write speed ensures rapid performance.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Jewel case
    • SanDisk Extreme 32GB CompactFlash (CF) Memory Card

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1561 out of 1588)

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    Features


    Compatible with a wide range of photo and video cameras

    For use with your existing device. Ideal for Full HD video recording and RAW photos.

    32GB storage capacity

    Provides plenty of space for your photos, videos, documents and more.

    Works in extreme conditions

    This Extreme card can operate in temperatures ranging from -13°F to 185°F, so you can record rich Full HD video or snap the perfect shot in almost any climate.

    RTV silicone coating

    These cards are tested with rigorous stress, shock, and vibration procedures and feature RTV silicone coating for added protection against shock and vibration.

    Fast data transfer

    Features up to 120MB/sec. sequential read speed and 85MB/sec. sequential write speed.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1588 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love CF cards

      Posted
      ProPhotog
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This card is wonderful. Read/write speeds are great, and I shoot in RAW format and JPG for each shot, so that slows down the process quite a bit. Even so, I don't ever remember hitting the buffer overload point. As a portrait, commercial and wedding photographer, I almost always shoot as a sniper, and shoot in single shot mode. If I were to use "continuous" setting, and a "spray and pray" approach, I might max out the buffer, requiring me to stop shooting temporarily. This card works great for me, and my style of image creation. Filling a 32 GB card is no easy task, so I can shoot an enticement assignment without changing cards. I remember the days of using those "huge" 256MB and 512MB CF cards. Wow! Times have changed, and prices on cards have come way down. An aside... I know, the SD card is pretty much the card of preference for camera makers these days. SD cards are certainly smaller, lighter, and their read/write speeds are great. However, they are more susceptible to physical damage, and a whole lot easier to lose due to their small size. If one accidentally falls to the ground, you won't hear those hundreds of images hit the floor. Oh, well. I love my Nikon D700's, as their file size is perfectly fine for the vast majority of my professional photography assignments. Low light capabilities are great as well (but not able to shoot extreme low light). And, it is one of the last great cameras to use CF cards. CF cards are going the way of ZIP drives and 8-track tapes. However, if you still have a camera that uses a CF card, this one will fit nicely in the CF card slot, and your budget. ** Remember kids, a better camera won't make you a better photographer. To become a better photographer, become a better photographer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      beware

      Posted
      snoozzinsuz
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I bought this because there weren't any of the normal 16gb Extreme cards anywhere in a 100 mile radius. I shot with it on Saturday uploaded the pictures to LR on my Mac and when I put the card back in the camera it said no images on card. Recovered them with a recovery program and chalked it up to user error (although I felt sure I hadn't done anything). Shot with it again Sunday and the first 45 minutes of my photoshoot were not visible (again were salvaged with recovery program). I call Sandisk help-- they have been GREAT. paid for me to ship the card back and were replacing it with a 32gb Pro card b/c they were out of stock of the older Extreme cards and I didn't want one of the "new" cards again. They later called back and rerouted my return because they had since had more calls about this specific card failing. Once they received the card an analyst called to know exactly what happened, firmware of camera, OS of computer so they can try to recreate. Waiting to hear the results but beware-- there are issues with this card. They know and are working on it but it's been quite the headache. Used on a Mark 5D MarkIII

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Solid CF card

      Posted
      BigDawgD
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I was in a bind and needed a CF card for my Canon DSLR (was on vacation). There was a Best Buy near where we were and so I scoured the selection of CF cards that were physically available at this retail location. At first the reviews about lost pictures concerned me, but I had no choice. After purchasing and coming home, I inserted this CF card into my Canon and snapped a bunch of pictures... FYI, in burst mode on my 5d MarkII, it had no problem recording in RAW format. Anyhow, I then immediately tried to download the pictures off the card, and had 100% success. Just to prove it once again, I put the CF card back in the camera, erased all the pictures and fired another bunch of photos, downloaded and still 100% success. At this point, I felt confident that I'd not experience the challenges/failures that other reviewers noted about their particular CF card. 2 months and about 500 pictures later, still no issue. I've never had an issue with any of my SanDisk CF cards, so just assuming a particular / earlier batch of these 32GB'ers were just a bad bunch?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      MEMORY out the WAAZOO

      Posted
      CurtPorsche944
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is more than rocket science; how this baby does this, I don't know; but this little memory card is so reasonably priced and out performs every other type of card I have purchased, that I would buy more of them if I needed more right now. Fast, reliable, no lag, and don't worry about our environment messing it up....just keep it out of the microwave and your camera or other suitable device is gonna love this baby. It is like inviting the wicked witch of he west to your dinner party and Judy Garland shows up instead...this unit is much more than what you pay for. Solid build quality and superb design, its a Porsche, not a FIAT....push it hard and fast and see just how reliable this grunt of a memory card is. I wouldn't want it any other way. I use it in a Canon camera for high speed photography and it's the workhorse you need...not one single complaint from me....except maybe the packaging makes it difficult to get open....all those loss prevention things...other than that, I am sure all reasonable people would love this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another Great Card by SanDisk

      Posted
      jmknbsc
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I just finished a review of a SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDXC UHS-1 card, & this SanDisk Extreme 32GB Compact Flash card performed just as flawlessly in my Canon 7D Mk II for thousands of photos while on an extended road trip, that I called our Great American Road Trip. 5,500 miles & shooting photos all the way. Raw, on the CF card & JPGs on the SD, a great combination. Not only do these cards keep up with the fast shooting capability of the 7D Mk II, they also upload really fast when used with a USB 3 card reader. A major concern when you are trying to upload a lot of large photo files. I bought these cards while on the road, just to be sure to have enough capacity. To give you some idea of the capacity of these cards, I did in fact use more than one 32GB CF card because of the size of the Raw files, & they were "only" 32GB, I didn't even use 1/2 of the 64GB SD card. I later learned that I had managed to buy both of these cards at a really good price. While I use SanDisk cards exclusively, this made them a win-win that's hard to beat. Capt_Jim

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect for my needs

      Posted
      nickcal
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      • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

      I have the 128GB version of this card but felt I would need more storage while on my trip so my wife picked up this 32gb card for me. It's the same card as the bigger one I already owned just smaller size. I love SanDisk CF cards. I use the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV for all my photo and video projects and I've never had any issues with these types of cards. My one complaint is that the store does not carry the bigger cards unless you order online. I, however, waited until the last minute so I'm grateful Robyn was able to find a 32GB. A word to the wise, always take spare cards when going on a week-long shoot. As for as speed goes, this is the fastest card available for the 5D Mark IV. My experience with these cards is they hold up very well. I have no complaints and would recommend them.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Moments Lost Forever

      Posted
      Cyrano
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      I purchased this disk as a backup to another disk I was using for my Canon 7D. When I first inserted it into my camera, the camera didn't recognize the card but I figured it was just a fluke. I took it out and reinserted it and it seemed to work fine. I took several test shots, no problem. I went on a weekend trip and took many photos of the places we visited. When I returned home, I removed the disk and inserted it into my computer in order to back up the photos. This time the disk was not recognized by my computer. I removed the disk and reinserted it. This time an error message came up on my computer asking me if I wanted to recover the data on the disk. What?? I chose 'yes' and then I received a message that said there was no data on the disk. Nothing. Gone. No pictures or video. I ejected the disk, and put it back in my camera, thinking that maybe my computer was messed up. The disk wasn't recognized by my camera. After reinserting it again, the camera also showed a completely blank disk. Very, very disappointing.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Lost over 300 pictures from my family vaction

      Posted
      NOLAChris

      Used with my Canon 7D. The card failed on 2nd use and I lost over 300 pictures from the first 2 days of my family vacation. I have not used it since. Same issues as listed by other reviewers. I took pictures and viewed them on th camera, no problem. At the end of the day, I went back to view and only about 8 pictures were on the card, all taken at different times of the day and in no particular order. There were about 5 other files that were picture but would not display. I have owned over 20 SanDisk cards over the years and never had a problem but if you read through other reviews, there is obviously an issue with this card. I am very disappointed SanDisk has not pulled it from the shelves. As a result I have lost 2 days of vacation memories with my family that I can't get back.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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