SanDisk Extreme 64GB SDXC U3 (4K-capable) Card for $34 – Black Friday Deal

SanDisk 64GB U3 SDXC Card

Amazon has a great deal on SanDisk Extreme U3 cards, which are capable of recording 4K footage in cameras like the new Panasonic GH4 and LX100. The 64GB version is $34.99 and the 32GB version is $17.49 as one of Amazon’s Black Friday deals for a few more hours.

The deals expire at midnight PST (or 3AM ET). Check them out along with several other SanDisk deals while they last here on Amazon.com.

Sony 128GB SDXC UHS-I U3 Card for $69.95 – Deal Alert

Sony 128GB SDXC Speed Class 3 Memory Card

B&H has the Sony 128GB SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 memory card for $69.95 (reg. $121.95). This card has a max read speed of 94MB/s and a max write speed of 45MB/s. Compare this model to Sony’s lower tier 128GB SDXC UHS-1 card, which offers only a max read speed of 40MB/s but there’s no details on the max write speed. The lower tier card is also on sale but is only $3 cheaper.

You want the Speed Class 3 card for $69.95. These cards with Speed Class 3 ratings are compatible for 4K recording in cameras like the Panasonic GH4 and LX100.

You can see both cards for the sake of comparison here at B&H Photo. However, if you are buying one, get the card that says 94MB/s on the front. For $3 more at these sale prices, it is a heckuva deal.

Note that this deal expires November 19.

Toshiba Announces Exceria UHS-I U3 SD Cards for 4K Video

Toshiba Exceria UHS-I U3 SD Card

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.

SanDisk Announces 4K-Capable 64GB Extreme PRO microSD Card

SanDisk Extreme Pro microSD U3

SanDisk has announced a new line of Extreme PRO microSD cards with transfer speeds up to 95MB/s.

The card has a UHS-I bus and Speed Class 3 rating, which has been the minimum rating for 4K video capture in many recent 4K-capable cameras. The U3 rating means that the cards will deliver a minimum sustained write speed of 30MB/s.

The SanDisk Extreme Pro microSD UHS-I card is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities and ranges in price from $79.99 to $299.99. Watch for them here at B&H Photo.

SanDisk’s New Extreme Pro SD UHS-II Cards are World’s Fastest SD Cards

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SanDisk has released new UHS-II SD cards with write speeds up to 250MB/s and read speeds up to 280MB/s. 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; however, we are just starting to see new cameras with UHS-II support (like the Fuji X-T1).

The new UHS-II bus interface offers the ability to build cards with up to 312MB/s transfer speeds, which is a big jump from the maximum theoretical speeds on the UHS-I interface at 104MB/s. [Read more...]