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PNY launches its fastest and largest capacity SD and microSD cards

PNY has announced a whole new SD and microSD memory card line-up available from March. With capacities ranging from 16GB to 512GB, there's storage to suit every need and budget.

Hot on the heels of recent memory card announcements by Sandisk we're now even more spoilt for choice when it comes to ultra fast and ultra high capacity SD cards. A very good thing, as with 4K video now being mainstream and 8K starting to enter the public consciousness, getting the best memory cards with fast read and write rates is more important than ever.

Both SD and microSD cards are available in three speed categories: Elite, Elite-X and Pro Elite: Even the entry level Elite class boasts respectable Class 10, U1 speed ratings, but step up to Elite-X spec and higher capacities can be had, along with a U3 speed rating, meaning they can be written to at a minimum 30MB/s. Pro Elite cards raise the speed steaks to up to 90MB/s write, making them ideal for high frame rate 4K recording.

Here's a detailed rundown of the specs, speeds and storage available:

SD cards

Elite

  • Capacity: 16-128GB
  • Speed: Class 10, UHS-I, U1
  • Ideal for compact and entry level ILCs
  • Enhanced for Full HD video recording

Elite-X

  • Capacity: 64-512GB
  • Speed: Class 10, UHS-I, U3
  • Ideal for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras
  • Enhanced for action photography and Full HD video recording
  • Read speed: 100MB/s
  • Write speed: Class 10

Pro Elite

  • Capacity: 64-512GB
  • Speed: Class 10, UHS-I, U3
  • Ideal for pro DSLRs and mirrorless cameras
  • Enhanced for 4K Ultra HD video recording
  • Read speed: 100MB/s
  • Write speed: up to 90MB/s

microSD cards

Elite

  • Capacity: 32-256GB
  • Speed: Class 10, UHS-I, U1
  • Ideal for smartphones, Full HD action cams and drones
  • Read speed: 100MB/s
  • A1 (App Performance), V10 (Video Performance)

Elite-X

  • Capacity: 128-256GB
  • Speed: Class 10, UHS-I, U3, V30, A1
  • Ideal for 4K Ultra HD action cams and drones
  • Read speed: 100MB/s

Pro Elite

  • Capacity: 32-512GB
  • Speed: Class 10, UHS-I, U3, V30, A1 or A2 (512)
  • Ideal for 4K Ultra HD @ 60fps action cams and drones
  • Read speed: 100MB/s
  • Write speed: 90MB/s

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