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.
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.