3 Tips For Choosing The Best Memory Card For DSLR
Best Memory Cards For DSLR
To start with this article, let me tell you about one short incident that happened to me while I was doing a shoot for a client. It was a nice sunny day and I was there to shoot a farewell celebration.
Usually, I do not think about much how many photographs I have clicked so far for a particular moment and pose, I was using an 8 GB Lexar Platinum class 10 SD Card with my first camera Canon 700D/ T5i thus, I did know about its storage limitation.
- Read more, Canon 700D/ T5i Full Review
- Check What other Says About on Amazon 8GB Lexar Platinum SD Card
After shooting plenty of photographs along with a very short video, I figured out my SD Card’s storage was full, everybody was ready and all excited to get clicked, people were all dressed up and looking gorgeous what I can tell you that I was doomed.
Always consider these three Important things for the best memory card for DSLR
It’s always wise to consider three things before you buy your SD Card to use it with your DSLR i.e Speed, Capacity, and most importantly price.
If I would have thought of it before, I wouldn’t have faced the above situation. Haha
Thus today in an attempt to help all my photographer friends out there who may get confused every time they are looking for a better and reliable SD card for your DSLR, I am going to show you some of the best memory cards for DSLR 2018 edition so that you can choose your memory card wisely.
Sandisk Ultra Class 10 Memory SDHC Memory Card
With the Amazon rating of 4.7 Stars, Sandisk’s Ulta 8 GB SD Memory Card is the first option on our list. The Sandisk’s Ultra SD Memory card is available in many storage capacities, 16GB, 34GB, and 64GB.
With the price of fewer than 10 Dollars, Sandisk’s Ultra 8GB memory card gives you the reading speed up to 40 MB/s. Read easily and transfer your images at an amazing speed.
Storage, of course, depends on things you are going to record or shoot, If you are into making lots of videos, go for the higher capacity card like 64 GB, If the usage is less, feel free to choose among 16gB, 34GB, and 64GB because all comes with great quality.
Note-Want to know which DSLR camera do I use?
Transcend 8GB Class 10 SDHC Card
Second on our list is the Transcend Class 10 8 GB memory card also available in 16, 32, 64, 128 GB storage capacities. Where Sandisk gives its customer 10 years of warranty, I was surprised to see that Transcend on the other side gives its customers’ lifetime warranty.
With 20 MB/s of read/write and transfer speed, Transcend class 10 memory card is a decent choice for budding photographers to capture their amazing shots. Where company says this speed is enough for high capacity photographs I think it’s better if you go for higher speed SD Card which comes under the same price range.
Sandisk Ultra is definitely one of them but let’s explore more.
Extreme Pro SDHC Memory Card
There are some products which never fails to surprise us, coming next to the list, Sandisk’s Extreme Pro SDHC has not confined itself to just 128 GB of storage capacity, In fact, it is available in 7 different models with the highest capacity of 512 GBs. Wow
It’s not the SD card which is going to friendly to your pocket, let me advise you all very straightforwardly, this SD Card is definitely not for kids experimenting with their SLR Cams.
With the read and write speed up to 90 MB/s I highly recommend this SD Card for professionals and for anybody who not just clicks HD photographs but also makes a lot, a lot of videos in their day to day routine.
It is shockproof, X-ray proof and Waterproof, there’s definitely not any comparison of Sandisk’s Extreme Pro SD card with the other two SD Cards above.
Sony Class 10 SDHC Memory Card
Next in the list after Sandisk and Transcend, We have Sony’s 8GB Class 10 memory card, with the speed up to 70 MB/s for reading/write and transferring your data.
Till now you must have got an idea, the price of the SD card is dependent upon the read/write and transfer speed of an SD Card. But Sony Class 10 memory card is worth its price.
With waterproof technology (UHS-1) Sony Class 10 memory SD card is available in 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 GB of storage capacities. Also supports a software which helps you to recover your data, which you have deleted and destroyed.
With the price of approx. 25 Dollars, Sony’s class 10 UHS-1 SDHC memory card is for those who want to experience a better transfer speed of their data and to upgrade from 20-40 to 70 MB/s.
Sandisk Xtreme Class 10 Memory
With 4.7 Star rating on Amazon, Sandisk Xtreme Class 10 memory SD card is here everyone. Available till 256 storage capacity, It has a write/read and transfer speed of 60 MB/s a little less than the one we just read about i.e Sony(above) However with SD card above 64GB the Sandisk Xtreme Class 10 SD card comes with the speed of 80 MB/s.
The Sandisk Xtreme Class 10 SD card is ideal for advanced cameras, DSLRs, and Video Recorder. Makes it super easy for you to record and transfer your data easily.
Comes with the UHS-I technology, It helps you to record Full HD and 3D videos, with a supported camera. The card lets you capture multiple frames per second, making it good for fast-action or continuous burst mode photography.
Lexar Professional SDHC memory card
The last one on your list is Lexar Professional SDHC memory card with high speed transferring speed to accelerate your workflow.
Enjoy shooting longer with ease without changing SD cards, Lexar’s professional SD Card has a large capacity option up to 512GB, able to capture high-quality images with 4K HD video with your DSLR camera. Enjoy shooting longer with ease without changing SD cards.
Also supports the software which helps you to recover data even after you have deleted it.
With the speed up to 95 Mb/s, Lexar professional SD card is worth considering.
My Choice For The Best Memory Card For DSLR?
Among all these options above, recently I have ordered one Sandisk’s Extreme Pro SDHC 64 GB memory card. Prior to this, I have also used the Transcend Class 10 16 GB memory card.
Both Sandisk and Transcend are trusted brands and give the great performance to the user.
Choose the Best SD Memory Card
However, Choosing the best SD memory card totally depends for what purpose you are buying it for? How much budget you have for it? and how much transferring speed you need for your work?
If you want a card to be fast and less price, you might have to compromise with its storage capacity. If you want more storage and the transferring speed should be fast as well, then it might not be easy for your pockets, either way, you have to compromise.
Choice according to your needs and purpose and I am sure you won’t regret it later.
And if you have already decided what are you gonna pick? feel free to comment down below and let me know what’s your pick? 🙂
case if you guys are wondering which phone or camera I use to click photos, I use Canon’s 700D/T5i DSLR & Xiaomi’s MI A1 phone to capture the photos,
Both come with decent camera quality, Canon 700D/T5i is a beginner’s DSLR Camera with good features and MI A1 is an android phone which is very easy for your wallet.
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