Transcend has launched a new line of SD cards that feature a UHS-II bus and are Speed Class 3 rated for 4K video capture. They offer a max read speed of 285MB/s and a max write speed of 180MB/s. The Speed Class 3 rating guarantees a minimum sustained write speed of 30MB/s. [Read more…]
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…]
The Transcend Ultimate 64GB UHS-I SDXC Speed Class 3 85MB/s write speed card is one of the better “fast” cards available today. Note the W85MB/s speed rating. That refers to the data write speed, which is what matters when using it in your camera. [Read more…]
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…]
Lexar recently announced two new lines of SD cards featuring the new UHS-II bus with read transfer speeds up to 300MB/s. Lexar is marketing the two lines as 2000x and 1000x models. [Read more…]
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 has announced an Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I U3 memory card in a massive 512GB capacity. The new card delivers max write speeds up to 90MB/s and transfer speeds up to 95MB/s. The U3 Speed Class 3 rating means that it will deliver a minimum write speed of 30MB/s, which is required for 4K video capture in cameras like the new Panasonic GH4.
The SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-I U3 SDXC 512GB card retails for $799.95. The Extreme Pro U3 series is also available in 128GB and 256GB capacities, priced at $189.95 and $359.95, respectively. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.
Samsung has announced new lines of SD and microSD cards. They will be available in PRO, EVO and Standard categories. [Read more…]