Kingston Canvas React Plus SDXC UHS-II memory card review

Kingston’s V90 UHS-II SDXC cards are attractively priced and dependable

5 Star Rating
Kingston Canvas React Plus SDXC UHS-II card review
(Image: © Angela Nicholson/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Kingston may not be the most widely-recognised memory card brand but the Canvas React Plus SDXC UHS-II card proves itself to be very reliable and a great choice for photographers looking for a more affordable alternative to better-known brands or CFexpress cards. Don’t expect to be able to record 8K raw video though - cameras demand CFexpress speed for that.


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    Lower capacities are affordably priced

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    Good capacity range

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    Impressive in-camera performance


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    Slower than CFexpress

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    Largest capacity still expensive

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    Usual plastic construction

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Kingston Technology offers a fairly limited collection of memory cards with just three SD card series and three microSD series. The Canvas React Plus series is the flagship line of SD cards with capacities of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The 32GB card is an SDHC card whereas the 64GB and larger cards are SDXC units. 

The Canvas React Plus SD cards are UHS-II compliant and have a video speed class of V90, meaning the minimum data transfer rate is 90MB/s. They also have maximum read speeds of 300MB/s and write speeds up to 260MB/s. Consequently, they are capable of recording high-resolution images at fast continuous shooting rates or video at 4K or even 8K resolution.

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.