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Kingston16GB CompactFlash Ultimate 266x Memory Card
 
4.5

(based on 212 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (150)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great value (149)
  • Large capacity (125)
  • Reliable (125)
  • Easy to use (115)
  • Writes/reads fast (110)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Portable images/multimedia (98)
  • Storing images/multimedia (73)
  • Cameras (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (75), Semi pro (67), Professional (46), Casual user (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (127), Business (71)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (159), 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

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

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            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.

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              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

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                  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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                      5.0

                      Kingston 16gb compact flash memory card

                      By Photocat

                      from Charlton, MA

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                      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

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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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                                              4.0

                                              good product

                                              By MikeC

                                              from Ft. Worth, TX

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              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:

                                                I use this as a general use when I am just walking around taking pics. I do need faster memory to keep up with the 7D when shooting sports.

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

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                                                5.0

                                                It works

                                                By Naldox

                                                from California

                                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Great Value
                                                • Large Capacity
                                                • Reliable Performance
                                                • Writes/Reads fast

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                    I'm using it on a Fuji s5 which is no speed demon and have huge raw files. It works flawlessly and have a good price.

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

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