Nikon D5500 Memory Card Speed Test

Nikon D5500-2

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…]

2-Pack of Lexar 32GB Professional CF Cards for $119.95 – Deal Alert

Lexar 32GB CF Cards

B&H has a 2-pack of Lexar 32GB Professional 1066x CF cards for $119.95 (reg. $159.95) through March 25, 2015. These cards have a max 160MB/s read and 155MB/s write speed rating with UDMA 7 compatibility. Video performance delivers a 65MB/s sustained write speed for up to 4K video capture. Check them out while the last here at B&H Photo.

SanDisk Unveils 200GB microSDXC Card

SanDisk 200GB microSDXC Card

SanDisk has announced a new 200GB microSDXC UHS-I card designed for mobile devices, besting the size of its previously largest 128GB card.

The new card delivers of to 90MB/s read speed (unknown write speed) and will be available in the second quarter of 2015 for $399.99.

microSD cards are growing at a bigger rate than any other memory card format thanks to mobile devices. According to IDC, seven out of 10 images captured by consumers are from smartphones and tablets.

Sony SD Card Deals

Sony 64GB

B&H has some solid deals on Sony SD cards, starting at $7.99.

B&H says these are in limited supply, so grab a couple now if you want them.