Hands on with Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS memory cards

During our recent roadtrip to Austin, Texas, I was able to try out the new Extreme Pro SDHC UHS memory cards from Sandisk. As far as I know, these are the fastest SHDC cards out there (technically they aren’t out in Canada until mid-April) with a whopping 45 MB/s read/write speed (300x) with the new UHS rating of 1.

Sandisk 32gb Extreme Pro UHS

I had a 32gb and a 16gb in my Nikon D7000’s dual SD slots for the entire trip and wow, what a difference from the class 6 and 10s I was using previously. I also used a 16gb card in the Olympus E-PL2 and could pretty much shoot continuously without stopping at all.

When I made the jump from my D90 to D7000, I noticed it would take longer to flush the write cache while shooting on continuous mode…I figured it was just the price of having a faster frame rate along with a higher megapixel RAW file. Fortunately, these cards will soon be available to make things happen a fair bit faster…although at a cost as these cards aren’t cheap. But neither is the gear you’re probably using them in.

One Comment

  1. Tyler says:

    How many camera bodies out there support these read/write speeds?

    They would probably help a little bit over the SDHC cards I use for my XSi, but I most likely wouldn’t be able to use their top speeds. It is important though (imho) to get the fastest cards you can afford. Nothing like missing actions shots because you’re cards are slower than the buffer speeds. lol

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