B&H currently has a deal on a 2-pack of Sony 16GB UHS-I Class 10 SDHC cards for $31.95. These are rated with max write speeds of 45MB/s and max read speeds of 94MB/s, which is pretty darn fast for a SD card – especially at this price.
The standard price for just 1 of these cards is $31.95. I’m not sure how long this deal on the 2-pack will last, but get it while you can here at B&H Photo.
The Class 10 rating is a rating intended for evaluating video capture performance. In this case, Class 10 is the fastest rating currently available for video performance, which means these will work with just about every HD video camera on the market today. For a more detailed explanation of SD card classes and speed ratings, check out my prior article on Demystifying SD Cards.
B&H has a solid deal on a SanDisk 64GB SDXC Class 10 card right now for just $48.95. The email I received said it was a “weekend” deal, but I’m not sure of the exact expiration. Check it out here at B&H.
Class 10 cards deliver on speed for HD video capture, which goes along with the size advantage of the SDXC spec. For more details on what all the classes and card specs mean, check out my resource article Demystifying SD Cards.
SanDisk has announced a new 64GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I card to complement the existing line of 8GB to 32GB UHS-I cards announced earlier this year. With a max write speed of 90MB/s and 95MB/s read speed, the new 64GB UHS-I card blows away the Extreme Pro UHS-I cards that were announced in January, which clocked in at 45MB/s. [Read more...]
The Nikon D7000 is the first DSLR to take advantage of the new UHS-I SD card specification. Unfortunately though, it doesn’t appear to take full advantage of that speed potential. The Nikon D7000’s buffer seems to cap at 10 frames during continuous high speed shooting no matter which SD card is inserted.
I got my hands on the latest SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-I SDHC cards, which are due out in March, to see just how well they worked in this first-generation UHS-I camera.
While the difference between the SanDisk Extreme and Extreme Pro SD cards is marginal in the D7000, there is still an obvious difference. After capturing the full complement of 10 frames at the D7000’s max frame rate of 6fps, the D7000 delivered the following results with each of the cards. [Read more...]