Transcend 256GB SDXC UHS-I Card Price Drop to $129

Transcend 256GB SDXC UHS-I U3 Card

The Transcend 256GB SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 memory card has received a $15 price drop and is now available for $129.99 (was $144.99). I’m pretty sure I paid that for some 256MB cards a decade or so ago…

I previously tested the 64GB version of this card alongside several others. These are solid performers. You can view the results yourself here in this Nikon D7200 Memory Card Test.

You can find the Transcend 256GB card with the price drop here at B&H Photo.

Weekly Giveaway: Transcend Ultimate 128GB SDXC UHS-I U3 ‘4K Ready’ Memory Card

Transcend Ultimate 128GB SDXC UHS-I U3 Memory Card

50MP photos… HD video… 4K video… Storage space. We all need more memory. It’s something our world of digital content requires. And we’re only going to need more and more.

This week, Photography Bay has teamed with Transcend to give away one of the Transcend Ultimate 128GB SDXC UHS-I U3 memory cards. It is rated at 95MB/s read speeds and 60MB/s write speeds. The Speed Class 3 rating means that it is capable of recording 4K video, along with pretty much anything else your SDXC-compatible camera can throw at it. I previously tested the 64GB version of this card if you want to read more about it.

To enter for a chance to win this Transcend 128GB SDXC card, just use the Rafflecopter widget below. You can earn additional entries by following or engaging with Photography Bay and Transcend on social media or by referring others to this giveaway. Due to the intricacies of international law regarding giveaways, this giveaway is open only to U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older. [Read more…]

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…]