Best memory cards for cameras: 9 top models tested and rated

Best memory cards for cameras: 9 top models tested and rated

Memory cards are often an after-thought for many photographers, but pick the right memory card for your needs and you can vastly improve your workflow. We tested 9 of the best memory cards for cameras currently on the market to see which came out on top. 

Best memory cards for cameras: Hama High Speed Gold 22MB/s Class 10 SDHC, 16GB

Best memory cards for cameras: Hama High Speed Gold 22MB/s Class 10 SDHC, 16GB

Street price £11
Buy it www.hama.co.uk
This regular Class 10 card lacks a UHS-1 bus, but proves pretty fast in most DSLRs, with a write speed of 16MB/s in both the 60D and 650D.

Backed up by a 10-year warranty, it’s very good value at less than 70p per GB. 4GB, 8GB and 32GB versions are also available.

Pros… Decent speed for an SDHC card; good value for money

Cons… Lacks UHS-1 future-proofing

Score: 80%

PAGE 1: Best memory cards for cameras – Hama High Speed Gold 22MB/s Class 10 SDHC, 16GB
PAGE 2: Best memory cards for cameras – Lexar Professional 400x CF, 16GB
PAGE 3: Best memory cards for cameras – SanDisk Extreme Pro 300x UHS-1 SDHC, 8GB
PAGE 4: Best memory cards for cameras – Kingston Ultimate 266x CF, 16GB
PAGE 5: Best memory cards for cameras – Lexar Professional 600x UHS-1 SDHC, 16GB
PAGE 6: Best memory cards for cameras – Transcend Ultimate 600x CF, 64GB
PAGE 7: Best memory cards for cameras – Kingston UltimateXX 233X UHS-1 SDHC, 16GB
PAGE 8: Best memory cards for cameras – SanDisk Extreme Pro 600x CF, 16GB
PAGE 9: Best memory cards for cameras – Transcend Ultimate 566x UHS-1 SDHC, 16GB
PAGE 10: What to look for in a memory card for your camera

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