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

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

Best memory cards for cameras: Lexar Professional 400x CF, 16GB

Best memory cards for cameras: Lexar Professional 400x CF, 16GB

Street price £45
Buy it www.lexar.com
The most cost-effective of Lexar’s ‘Pro’ CompactFlash cards, the 400x series is typically about half the price of the 1000x edition, and has a lifetime warranty.

Write speeds are convincing, at 34.7MB/s, putting it in second place behind the SanDisk CF card; it clears a full 7D buffer in 11 seconds.

Pros… Very good performance at a competitive price
Cons… Not quite as fast as the SanDisk 600x CF card

Score: 85%

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
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