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

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

What to look for in a memory card for your camera

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SDXC cards often even greater capacity than 32GB SDHC, and are compatible with cameras including the 1100D, 550D and 60D (and onwards).

However, there’s something to be said for using multiple smaller-capacity cards; think of eggs and baskets.

UHS-1 (Ultra High Speed) cards are backwards-compatible with all cameras that can use regular SDHC cards, and offer better future-proofing for taking full advantage of the 650D, EOS M and forthcoming Canon camera models.

With USB 2.0 card readers, data transfer speeds when copying files from a memory card to your computer generally top out at around 30MB/s for CompactFlash and 18MB/s for SDHC.

With fast memory cards, you can often get twice as much speed, or even more, by upgrading to USB 3.0.

All the memory cards in this group are fast enough for full HD movie capture.

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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