A DSLR camera is only as good as the memory card you use. This statement may surprise you but it is true in many ways. If you do not have a robust and efficient memory card that can process and store the information quickly and repeatedly, you cannot click quality images. Just to put it in perspective, if your memory card cannot register images in microseconds then you obviously cannot indulge in burst photography, which is the key in sports and wildlife photography or, for that matter, photography that requires you to capture anything in motion. This is the exact reason why you need a premium quality memory card that lets you click pictures and capture videos even in the highest format. Keeping this in mind, here are four memory cards that you should consider before buying one.
Here is a memory card that should work perfectly well with your brand-new mid-range camera. It offers 64GB of space. The fast processing speed of data helps you click high-quality pictures with ease. The high rating of class 10 means that you should be able to record full HD videos. You do not have to worry about slow transfers anymore as it comes with a decent speed of 80mbps, which is almost twice as other SDHC cards. Furthermore, the memory card has been built to last with its waterproof, freeze-proof, magnet-proof and X-ray proof design. You should be able to capture an 80 minutes HD video, a 40 minutes video in Full HD video or click thousands of pictures with this single card.
If you want to get quality pictures during burst photography, the most basic thing you need, other than the camera’s capabilities, is an SD card that processes and stores images in nanoseconds. This is exactly what you get with this SanDisk 64GB Extreme SDXC UHS-I Card that has a shot speed of 60mbps, as per the company. With this, it is perfect for sports and wildlife photography where your object is in motion. Furthermore, you also get 150mbps speed for file transfer, which should give you among the best transfer speeds from an SD card in the market. You can also record 4K UHD videos with select cameras, giving you the opportunity to record high-quality videos without scampering for a new SD card. Furthermore, the card is built to last even severe physical conditions as it is freeze-proof, waterproof, shock-proof and even X-ray proof as well. Finally, It offers 64GB storage, letting you save a ton of content.
With this memory card from Sony, you get to shoot Full HD videos and also 4K videos, provided the camera supports it. It offers 64GB storage, which means you can take a lot of pictures without worrying about space. It comes with a pretty good transfer speed of 95mbps while reading data and 90mbps while writing. An interesting technology in this is the use of the File Rescue software that helps you save compromised data so that you can go back and get your data even if you delete it by mistake (or in the event of your card getting corrupted). In terms of ruggedness, the card is waterproof, dustproof, X-ray proof and magnet-proof as well, allowing you to use it under all conditions.
Lexar presents a professional memory card with UHS-II technology that gives you a quick read transfer speed of 150mbps. The tremendous speed should allow you to capture high-quality pictures and video recordings with ease. You can record both 4K videos and 1080p Full HD, be it from a DSLR, camcorder or even a 3D camera. With the fast transfer speed that this card offers, you should improve your workflow as you do not have to wait for an hour so just to transfer your data. The 64GB storage space should also help you optimise your workflow as you won’t have to look for additional storage in the middle of a shoot. Furthermore, Lexar has also ensured that this card is compatible with most cameras available in the market.