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.


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

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


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…]