SanDisk ’4K-Ready’ Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Cards Now Available for Pre-Order

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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...]

Sony 8GB-64GB Class 10 UHS-I SD Card Deals

Sony 32GB SDHC Card Deal

Sony Class 10 UHS-I SD cards are on sale at B&H through June 15. These cards are rated at 94MB/s read speed and 45MB/s write speed.

Deals include the 16GB card for $14.95 (reg. $19.95), the 32GB card for $24.95 (reg. $31.95) and the 8GB card for $9.95 (reg. $13.95). Free shipping on all of the cards too. Check out all the deals here at B&H Photo.

Class 10 cards deliver on speed for HD video capture, which goes along with the size advantage of the SDHC and SDXC spec.  For more details on what all the classes and card specs mean, check out my resource article Demystifying SD Cards.