Help me understand which camera memory card to buy, and also (potentially) where I might buy one in Boston/Cambridge (or online)!
I recently bought a used Panasonic LUMIX ("DMC-LS75 7.2 MP", if that means anything to you; I didn't buy it on Amazon, but I'm pretty sure it's this one
). I'm planning to use it primarily for academic research, to take pictures of documents in archives (in lieu of photocopying). I will also use it a small amount for taking pictures on vacation - mostly of buildings/landscapes, with a few (posed) pictures of people mixed in. Thus, I'm not using the camera to take motion shots or videos or anything like that (if that matters; I'm not sure!). I will want to take a lot of pictures (given I'm going to be snapping shots of potentially hundreds of documents a day, and may not have my computer with me to offload them onto it).
I need to buy a memory card for it, as the seller didn't include one when I bought it used. I know nothing about memory cards. I don't know which brand is best overall, or for my purposes, or which versions work with my particular camera. I would prefer it to be as sturdy and reliable as possible, as I will be traveling with it and keeping all of my research photos on it until I can transfer them to my computer. I need the memory card by early next week (ideally, by tomorrow, really), so I'm either thinking of buying it on Amazon and overnighting it, or trying to find it in a brick-and-mortar store. I'm in Cambridge, MA, and could go into Boston to get it, but I don't have a car so it would have to be T-accessible. I'd prefer overnighting it from Amazon (or some other reputable online store) if possible, as it would cut down on my own time expenditure and it also looks like the Amazon prices are significantly lower than retail. One thing I'm worried about on Amazon is merchants who aren't Amazon itself selling fakes or seconds: should this be a concern that I have? Also, will all of the memory cards on Amazon work for me, or will only certain ones? How would I figure out which ones?
Basically what I'm asking is whether anyone has any suggestions for memory cards that would work with my camera and would be a good fit for my needs. Links to the particular product on Amazon would be much appreciated, but just names and descriptions would be good too. Anyone who can explain how I would figure out whether a memory card in general would work with my camera would be great! Thank you for your help, everyone: so much appreciated!