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Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card

B&H # KICF266X16GB Mfr # CF/16GB-U2
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Product Highlights
  • 16GB Data Storage Capacity
  • 266x Speed Rating
  • Max. Read Speed: 45MB/s
  • Max. Write Speed: 40MB/s
  • MediaRECOVER 4.0 Image Recovery Software

The 16GB Kingston CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card offers a speed rating of 266x, with maximum read and write speeds of 45MB/s and 40MB/s, respectively. These speeds allow for smooth continuous shooting, HD video capture and card-to-computer transfers. Additionally, downloadable MediaRECOVER software lets you bring back lost or deleted files and restore corrupt files on Windows or Mac systems. The card also features an auto sleep mode for conservation of your device's battery life. The Ultimate 266x card is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

MediaRECOVER 4.0 Digital Image and Data Recovery Software

Introduced in Version 4.0

Multiple Recovery Methods
Improved partition and hard drive support, with an additional recovery method allowing for faster and more accurate restoration of hard drive data
Disk Management Tools
Restore corrupted media cards and securely erase data forever
Added Support for Digital Cameras
Supports the ability to preview and recover over 200 RAW file types, bringing total number of recoverable file types to over 250

Supported File Types

Recovers over 250 File Types
Images: jpg, tif, png, gif, bmp, exif
RAW images: Canon crw, Casio cam, Fuji raf, Hasselblad, Kodak dcr, Leaf mos, Leica, Minolta mrw, Nikon nef, Olympus orf, Panasonic, Pentax pef, Phase ONE AS, Ricoh j6i, Sigma x3f, Sony srf, sr2, raw, dmg
Audio/Video clips: avi, mov, mpg, mpeg, aif, aiff, dvf, m4b, iso, asx, midi, rm, ra, 3gpp, 3gpp2
Email files: eml, nsf, url
Documents: doc, xls, hlp, lwp, rpt, wri, vss, vsd, vst, mbx
Archive files: bkf, jar, gz, gzip
Graphics: emf, jp2, epx, dwg, ai, fh8-fh11
Database files: mdx, prm

Additional MediaRECOVER Software Options

MediaRECOVER PRO
Includes the features of standard MediaRECOVER plus additional support for recovery of lost files from CD and DVD media
DiscRECOVER
Preview and recover over 200 RAW file types, and access corrupt CD/DVD discs, files and folders
Card Type CompactFlash Type I
Storage Capacity 16 GB
Speed (X-rating) 266x
Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) None
Data Transfer Read Speed 45 MB/s Maximum
Write Speed 40 MB/s Maximum
Durability Not Specified By Manufacturer
Insertion/Removal Cycles Not Specified By Manufacturer
Operating Temperature 32 to 140°F/ 0 to 60°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 185°F/ -20 to 85°C
Error Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
File System FAT32
RoHS Compliant Not Specified By Manufacturer
Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card
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    Kingston16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card
     
    4.5

    (based on 214 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (152)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (45)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (9)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great value (151)
    • Large capacity (127)
    • Reliable (127)
    • Easy to use (117)
    • Writes/reads fast (112)

    Cons

    • Writes/reads slow (10)
    • Unreliable performance (8)
    • Capability issues (5)

    Best Uses

    • Portable images/multimedia (100)
    • Storing images/multimedia (75)
    • Cameras (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (77), Semi pro (67), Professional (46), Casual user (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (129), Business (71)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (161), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    "Great memory card for a bargain price"

    Things that are great. 16GB's. I can not shoot over 700 raw images with this single card. Its fast enough that if I pop off 5 shots, buy the time I look at...Read complete review

    Things that are great. 16GB's. I can not shoot over 700 raw images with this single card. Its fast enough that if I pop off 5 shots, buy the time I look at my viewing screen, that have all downloaded. I used this with my Nikon D300 for Nature photography.
    I could pay 4X's the price for a Lexar, but I don't see the need. This is a great product at a bargain price.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    stopped working after one use

    I used this card with my new Canon 5D Mark II once. It worked fine in the camera, it was fast too. Once connected to the computer I was able to copy the...Read complete review

    I used this card with my new Canon 5D Mark II once. It worked fine in the camera, it was fast too. Once connected to the computer I was able to copy the photos to the hard drive. But at the end of this process the card simply stopped working. It is no longer recognised by the PC computer as a flash disk drive or a memory card - just an unknown USB port. When put into the camera, 5D recognizes it as a bad card. Attempt to format it using the camera result in an error.

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    5.0

    Perfect!

    By Shutterbug

    from Bradenton FL

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Value
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance
    • Writes/Reads fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portable images/multimedia
      • Storing images/multimedia

      Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

      Super fast card, allows me to take superb action photos!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent choice for my Nikon D300

      By Surfion

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Value
      • Large Capacity
      • Reliable Performance
      • Writes/Reads fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portable images/multimedia
        • Storing images/multimedia

        Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

        Just got it a week ago, and have used for about 1000 shots. Works perfect, and no problem at all. Great buy at reasonable price.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Card

        By Lil Fish

        from Kvegas NC

        About Me Semi Pro

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Value
        • Large Capacity
        • Reliable Performance
        • Writes/Reads fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

            Needed to pick up an extra memory card to shoot a music event and this one fit the ticket. I have other Kingston cards and they have never failed me.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            great product

            By jimbo

            from hburg,va

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Value
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portable images/multimedia
              • Storing images/multimedia

              Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

              I have been using these cards for 4 years now and love them. They are reliable and the only card that I had any trouble with, when I reported it to Kingston, they replaced it right away.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              1.0

              Failed after 6 months

              By Bepsy

              from Doha, Qatar

              About Me Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Okay Until Failure

              Cons

              • Broke Down After 6 Months
              • Cheap
              • Unreliable Performance

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                At first I was very happy with purchase of 4 of this cards. I was using the cards daily on my D700 until one day one of the cards completely failed down on my, and soon after that other failed as well. I tried to format the card in the camera with no success, after that tried to format it on my computer, but also no luck. Cards were dead... I still have two of the cards working, but since two of the cards already died on me, I am thinking of trashing remaining two because of the reliability issues...

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent CF Card

                By Fox

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Great Value
                • Large Capacity
                • Reliable Performance
                • Writes/Reads fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portable images/multimedia
                  • Storing images/multimedia

                  Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                  Performed very well in a Canon 20D with servo mode exposure setting. Card was fast to store photos in continuous shooting mode.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  No complaints

                  By RH

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Value
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portable images/multimedia
                    • Storing images/multimedia

                    Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                    It bought this for my wife and it has been working fine. It's good for the casual photographer not doing lots of video or sports photography.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    solid product

                    By Outnabout

                    from Bass Lake, Ca.

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • It Took 3 Weeks To Get It

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                        Use it in a Canon 300D. It only shows 999 on the counter but catches up. Works the way it should

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Cards!

                        By Ker

                        from Philadelphia, PA

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Value
                        • Large Capacity
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                        • Writes/reads slow

                        Best Uses

                        • Portable images/multimedia

                        Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                        I've never had a problem with Kingston cards. Very reliable and less expensive than SanDisk!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        nice and fast

                        By clickaholic

                        from Rome, Italy

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Value
                        • Large Capacity
                        • Reliable Performance
                        • Writes/Reads fast

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Storing images/multimedia

                          Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                          nice and fast

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works as expected

                          By Jeremy Blake Photography

                          from Huntington, WV

                          About Me Semi Pro

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Value
                          • Large Capacity
                          • Reliable Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portable images/multimedia

                            Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                            Not much you can say about this. It works, and it was at a relatively good price. A+

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            It works

                            By PhotoMarvin

                            from Tustin, CA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                            Not much to say except it works well.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Kingston 16gb compact flash memory card

                            By Photocat

                            from Charlton, MA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Great Value
                            • Large Capacity
                            • Reliable Performance
                            • Writes/Reads fast

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portable images/multimedia

                              Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                              The card works very well with my Canon 50D. Stores the pictures with good quality and allows ample space for multiple hiking trips

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              1.0

                              First card to ever fail on me

                              By CanonUser

                              from Poughkeepsie NY

                              About Me Semi Pro

                              Pros

                              • Great Value

                              Cons

                              • Unreliable Performance

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                                Good thing it was not a paid shoot. Shot a friends basketball game and the next day I got a format error and could not get the RAWs off of it.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                16GB CompactFlash memory card

                                By jwk1940

                                from Spring, Texas

                                About Me Semi Pro

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Large Capacity

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portable images/multimedia

                                  Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                                  I recently started shooting raw and needed a larger card so I thought I would try this 16GB. I have used Kingston cards for the past 8 years with good results. Since I've only had this one a short time I can't really say much about it except it seems to work fine.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Works Great

                                  By arhodes

                                  from north carolina

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                                    Cons

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                                        Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                                        Ordered it to use at a previous wedding! Worked great! No problems at alL!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        great deal

                                        By jeff

                                        from columbus ohio

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                        Pros

                                        • Great Value
                                        • Large Capacity

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                                            Needed an additional flash card and Kingston is the best out there in my mind. This was a good deal on a great card.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great For the Price

                                            By Monteque

                                            from Los Angeles, CA.

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Great Value
                                            • Large Capacity
                                            • Reliable Performance

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Portable images/multimedia
                                              • Storing images/multimedia

                                              Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                                              This is great to have. I use it as a backup and I like it very much.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Works great, I use for weddings

                                              By TASH

                                              from Ventura County, CA

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Great Value
                                              • Reliable Performance

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                                                  I'm a professional photographer and I use Kingston memory cards when i shoot weddings, I have used the more expensive photo specific brands like Hoodman but am just as happy with the Kingston. I have used the 266x for a while and for the price I am able to have quite a few on hand for my second shooter to use and I never run out of space.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Great for the price

                                                  By skysi

                                                  from Chicago

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                                                  Pros

                                                  • Great Value

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Storing images/multimedia

                                                    Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card:

                                                    Great bargain! However, out of 6 cards I have, two are getting an error while shooting sometimes. It "the card is not formatted" error. Turning camera off and reinserting the card fixes the problem and the images on the card do not get corrupted.
                                                    So I would call this an nuisance rather than a problem, but I think this nuisance does call for one star off.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business
                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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