B&H has several Sony SDHC and SDXC memory cards at up to $25.60 off regular prices. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.
Sony SD Memory Cards up to $22 Off
B&H has several Sony SDHC and SDXC memory cards up to $22 off, including the 4K-capable 64GB UHS-I U3 SDXC card for $31.99. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.
Transcend Unveils 285MB/s UHS-II SD Cards
Transcend has launched a new line of SD cards that feature a UHS-II bus and are Speed Class 3 rated for 4K video capture. They offer a max read speed of 285MB/s and a max write speed of 180MB/s. The Speed Class 3 rating guarantees a minimum sustained write speed of 30MB/s. [Read more…]
Fuji 32GB UHS-I SHDC Memory Card for $12.95 – Deal Zone
B&H has the Fuji 32GB UHS-I SDHC memory card for $12.95 (reg. $29.95) as its Deal Zone deal for today only. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
Nikon D5500 Memory Card Speed Test
Memory cards matter quite a bit when it comes to your expectations and experience with a DSLR. The Nikon D5500 accepts most modern SD cards, including SDHC and SDXC cards, and takes advantage the speed boost from UHS-I (Ultra-High Speed Type I bus) cards. For a broader explanation of SD card types and designations, see my prior article Demystifying SD Cards.
Below, I have tested a few different memory cards in the Nikon D5500 to demonstrate the positive effects of buying a more capable memory card and to highlight some specifications of particular cards that might make them a better fit for the D5500 and similar cameras. [Read more…]
Lexar Introduces 260MB/s Write Speed SD UHS-II Memory Cards
Lexar recently announced two new lines of SD cards featuring the new UHS-II bus with read transfer speeds up to 300MB/s. Lexar is marketing the two lines as 2000x and 1000x models. [Read more…]
Toshiba Announces Exceria UHS-I U3 SD Cards for 4K Video
Toshiba has announced a new line of Exceria SD cards, which are currently available in sizes up to 64GB – with a 128GB model coming in January 2015. The new cards are UHS-I Speed Class 3 cards, which means they provide a minimum write speed of 30MB/s and are capable of recording 4K video on many current 4K cameras.
The new cards also provide read speeds up to 95MB/s and write speeds up to 60MB/s.
Several sizes are available – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB – and range from $59.99 up to $179.99. Check them out here on Amazon.com.
Samsung Launches New SD Card Lines
Samsung has announced new lines of SD and microSD cards. They will be available in PRO, EVO and Standard categories. [Read more…]
Transcend Launches 4K-Ready UHS-I Speed Class 3 SD Cards
Transcend has launched two new product lines of SD cards with UHS-I Speed Class 3 ratings, which provide a minimum sustained write speed of 30MB/s. The higher minimum write speed meets the requirements of 4K video capture from existing 4K cameras like the Sony FDR-AX100, Panasonic Lumix GH4 and Canon EOS C500. [Read more…]
SanDisk ‘4K-Ready’ Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Cards Now Available for Pre-Order
SanDisk’s new high-speed Extreme Pro UHS-II cards are now available for pre-order.
Recall that this new line gets its major speed boost from the UHS-II bus interface. Most SD-compatible cameras currently on the market support UHS-I, at best. The only camera so far to support UHS-II is the new Fuji X-T1.
The new SanDisk UHS-II cards offer write speeds up to 250MB/s and read speeds up to 280MB/s. The Speed Class 3 rating delivers a minimum sustained write speed of 30MB/s, which is relevant to video shooters since it allows capture of the compressed 4K video formats we are starting to see on cameras. Expect this to become a bigger theme this year. [Read more…]