View Full Version : HELP! Need help with purchasing a fast SD-Card

12th November 2014, 06:44 PM
hi everyone... :)

I currently own a Kingston SDHC 16GB class 10 card, but I read there are more advanced and faster cards available these days.

Since I'll be having some time in the coming days, I want to take a lot of pics in the learning process.

Currently, when I take too many shots at once or RAW footage, I feel as if the camera is taking time to record it.

So, bottom line - should I get a new SD-Card and if so, which one. I've checked amazon and there is so much variety that its really very confusing...

12th November 2014, 06:57 PM
I use SanDisk Extreme Pro 95 Mb/sec in my E-M1. No problems.

12th November 2014, 07:41 PM
I use SanDisk Extreme Pro 95 Mb/sec in my E-M1. No problems.

thanks but 95 mb/sec cards are too expensive... will the 30mb/sec or 45mb/sec clas 10 cards not be enough?

12th November 2014, 07:51 PM
Have a look at Extreme Pro Plus... 60Mb/s

12th November 2014, 07:56 PM
The fastest SD cards are classified as Class 10, which means that they have a minimum write speed of over 10 Mbps.

The SanDisk Extreme Pro - SDHC UHS Class 1 promise speed of 95 MB/s write speed.

Sandisk's Extreme III SDHC memory cards, however, purport to go above and beyond this standard by attaining write speeds of 30 Mbps.

Transcend SDHC Class 10 Card - Write speeds up to 20 Mbps, which is a wee bit slower than the SanDisk Extreme III, but still lightning fast and suitable for HD video recording. Plus, Transcend gives lifetime warranties for their cards, which is a perk, if only for your peace of mind.

Lexar 8GB Professional 133x SDHC Card - Class 10 SD cards with 20 Mbps.

I've found the 30Mb's fast enough with the video tag. used for indoor video and stills without aany problems.

12th November 2014, 08:37 PM
The Integral 16GB Class 10 95-90MBps UltimaPro X SDHC Memory Card is £22.22 with Amazon. Just changed to this card from Lexar and seems a little faster. Has been well received in the photographic press.


12th November 2014, 09:12 PM
I think maybe it is the camera's buffer being filled rather than the speed of your card.


13th November 2014, 11:33 AM
I use both Transcend Class 10 U1 16GB and Sandisk Class 10 U1 45MBs 16GB cards which I have found to be reasonably priced and reasonably quick. I also have a U1 USB3 card reader to get the files off the card in quick order.