PNY SD and microSD Card Sale

PNY SD Card Deals

Amazon has PNY SD and microSD cards on sale for Cyber Monday Deals Week. All of the SDXC cards are Speed Class 3 (aka U3) rated so they will work with the newer cameras that record compressed 4K video to an internal card. Check them all out here on

To learn more about SD cards and what all the formats and designations mean, check out this article on Demystifying SD Cards.

Check out more great deals on our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Camera and Photo Deals page.


Deal: Sony 128GB SDXC U3 Memory Card for $54

Sony 128GB SDXC Speed Class 3 Memory Card

B&H has several Sony SD cards on sale right now, including the Sony 128GB UHS-I U3 SDXC card for $54.95 (reg. $76.95).

The U3 rating (also known as a Speed Class rating) is important for capturing high data rate video like compressed 4K or a high speed frames found in cameras like the Sony RX100 IV and Panasonic GH4. For a better understanding of memory card specifications, see my earlier article Demystifying SD Cards.

You can also pick up a 256GB U3 card for $128.95 and a 32GB U3 card for $14.95. These deals are good through October 20. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.

Lexar and Crucial Memory Deals are Amazon’s Goldbox Deal of the Day

Lexar CF and SD USB 3 Card Reader

Amazon has select Crucial and Lexar memory products for up to 65% off as its Gold Box Deal of the Day for today only. Notable deals include:

  • Crucial 250GB SSD for $63.99
  • Crucial 500GB SSD for $139.99
  • Crucial 1TB SSD for $269.99
  • Lexar 64GB microSDXC U3 card for $31.99
  • Lexar 128GB microSDXC U1 card for $71.99
  • Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual Card Reader for $19.49

Check them all out here on

10 Essential Accessories for New Photographers


Over the years, photographers find what works for them and build a camera bag full of essential accessories for the way they work and shoot. There are many different items that can find there way into photographers’ bags but some are more essential and universal than others.

Discovering these essential items early on can save new photographers some frustration along the way. So here are 10 essential accessories that will make your life easier. [Read more…]

Pro Camera Manufacturers Need to Get on the CFast Bandwagon

Lexar Pro CFast Memory Card

I was shooting some video using the Atomos Ninja Star yesterday, which uses CFast cards. When it came time to download my footage, I had 27GB of footage. It took 2 minutes to transfer to my Mac Pro using a USB 3.0 card reader.

I hate plugging in a CF or SD card to a card reader and look at 10+ minutes of transfer time remaining. CFast cards are still pretty pricey but there’s just not much demand because the more popular cameras don’t support them yet. Right now, they seem to be mostly limited to pro video cameras.

The pins on devices that use CF cards are the worst design possible and expensive to repair when bent ($275 in a Canon 7D if you’re wondering). CF cards are reaching their limits in terms of transfer speeds. SD cards are even passing them up with the new UHS-II bus and we’re seeing more and more cameras add UHS-II compatibility. I’d like to see CFast cards implemented in cameras that are on the level of the Canon 5D series and higher.

CF cards have served their purpose well but it’s time to move on.