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Kingston16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card
 
4.5

(based on 222 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (157)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great value (154)
  • Reliable (131)
  • Large capacity (128)
  • Easy to use (120)
  • Writes/reads fast (115)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Portable images/multimedia (103)
  • Storing images/multimedia (79)
  • Cameras (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (79), Semi pro (69), Professional (49), Casual user (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (133), Business (74)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (168), 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

Kingston CompactFlash Card

By Dave

from El Dorado Hills, CA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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 used these cards in my cameras for 10 years and I have never had any problems. They always meet the performance specified by the manufacture, in addition to having a great price.

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

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    5.0

    Works like it should!

    By HOFPhotoBND

    from Bend, OR

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portable images/multimedia
      • Storing images/multimedia

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

      I shoot and upload 100s of photos a week as a sports team photographer and these CF cards hold up to the task. And 16GB is just enough storage for me as I'm not shooting 1000+ photos to one card before unloading it.

      Reliable and cost effective for most.

      I even have one with a dent in it from dropping it and accidentally rolling over it with my desk chair and she still preforms like she should.

      I don't always shoot on CF cards, but when I do, I shoot with Kingston.

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

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      4.0

      Compact Flash

      By Gene

      from Los Angeles,CA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

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

      I used it with my cammar to take all my pictures on.

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

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      4.0

      Solid Performer

      By JLouis

      from Saint Paul, MN

      About Me Semi Pro

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable Performance
      • Writes/Reads fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Storing images/multimedia

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

        I am going to Utah in August to photograph several National Parks. Do not want to risk losing my images to a "bargain" card that might fail. Kingston has a good reputation and I have been pleased with them in the past.

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

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        5.0

        Works as Advertised

        By Jeff

        from Canandaigua,NY

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

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

        We use these with the Sony HVR=Z7U at our college and they work great to record about an hour of HDV footage.

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

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        5.0

        Excellent Product!!

        By Dante PR

        from Isabela, PR

        About Me Professional

        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:

          It's excellent and works very well!!!

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

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          4.0

          Great card Great price!

          By deltorophoto

          from California

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

          I've always stuck to San disk, but this card had really great reviews and for the price, it seemed right! I use this card for family photos and backup wedding camera. It has performed great so far and I'll probably be purchasing another!

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          5.0

          Superb Service and Timely Delivery: B&H

          By Armin

          from Dallas, Texas

          About Me Semi Pro

          Verified Buyer

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

          B and H provided expedited delivery of three 16 GB Compact Flash memory cards. The employee on the phone located the best value(s) for me in Flash Memory, took my order and insured expedited delivery. On top of that their price for the Kingston Compact Flash was less than if I'd purchased locally---and the local dealers were out of stock in 16 Meg Compact Disk Flash. The product works flawlessly and I couldn't be more pleased.

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

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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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