PNY Elite X-Pro 90 SDXC UHS-II card review

PNY’s Elite X-Pro 90 SDXC UHS-II cards combine speed and high capacity at a relatively affordable price

PNY Elite X-Pro 90 SD card
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Digital Camera World Verdict

PNY isn’t the biggest name in memory cards but the Elite X-Pro 90 SDXC UHS-II proves to be very capable, enabling extensive burst depths, transferring images quickly to a computer, and generally performing very well. For the price, the 128GB card is also very tempting.


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    Attractively priced

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    Impressive transfer rates

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    V90 video speed class


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    Can’t match CFexpress cards for speed

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    Plastic construction

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    No 32GB card

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PNY has four SD card series and the Elite X-Pro 90 SDXC UHS-II cards are the flagship offerings. They are available in three capacities, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, each with claimed maximum read speeds of up to 300MB/s and write speeds of up to 280MB/s. In addition, as V90 cards, the minimum read and write speeds are 90MB/s, making them suitable for recording high-resolution stills at fast continuous shooting rates as well as 4K video and some 8K video. 

The cards were previously known as just X-Pro 90, with PNY adding the Elite brand recently to the name to offer a little more pizzazz. Otherwise, the newer Elite X-Pro 90 SDXC UHS-II cards are exactly the same as their previous iteration. We have tested both the card under its old name and newer name, and can confirm there is no discernable difference in real-world testing, and with the same read and write speeds, our technical tests for the X-Pro 90 still hold up to the new and improved name.

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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.