I apologize for bringing up a subject that has been discussed to death, but I am considering purchasing two SanDisk Extreme 64 GB SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card 45MB/s to take to Ireland and use in my D7100.
I want to shoot RAW with one card as a backup, so I am looking for high capacity cards as I am traveling without a laptop and will not download the photos until I get home. Will not be shooting bursts. Is this card a good choice?
I have two other Sandisk 64GB Ultra (30MB/s) that I am taking just in case I need more capacity that these new cards provide.
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#1. "RE: Sandisk Extreme 64GB" | In response to Reply # 0jec6613 Registered since 12th Feb 2013Thu 16-Jan-14 03:41 PM
Provided you're not shooting long bursts in NEF, it should be fine. Even the Ultra cards are quite sufficient for the D7100. I have two 32 GB Extreme Pro, two 16 GB Extreme Pro and four 16 GB Ultra, and they all work without issue in the D7100. You should get about 900-ish pictures per 64 GB card, so make sure you're purchasing enough capacity, but other than that I can't think of anything.
Although, as you're running the cards in backup mode, you could just re-use one of them if you completely run out of space since you'll have two copies of each photo, and SD cards are very reliable (although not infallible). Although you may not want to, if you've already taken 128 GB of pictures, that can be your Plan B to take more.
For what it's worth, for a week in the Galapagos with a D5200 (slightly smaller raw size) I went through 280 GB.
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#3. "RE: Sandisk Extreme 64GB" | In response to Reply # 2quenton8 Nikonian since 11th Apr 2010Thu 16-Jan-14 08:19 PM
Given the cost of UHS cards, I paid $50 each for 3 95MB/sec cards, why not go for smaller cards and get more of them -- you can then swap them out and put in new ones and get an extra level of backup.
Note that if you use one for backup, write speed goes down, so why not think about 16GB cards, much less expensive, and swap them so if you lose a card you only lose part of it??
#4. "RE: Sandisk Extreme 64GB" | In response to Reply # 0
I too was just looking into this; I found a great review that shed a lot of answers to the exact questions you ask. Here is the shortcut to the review. It is specifically for cards used in the D 7100.
I have one very fast card I use for Raw (Digital Speed 16G HD sdhc 1200X 1080p Class 10 160mb/s) and my backup card is a 32g Sanddisk SDHC UHS-I 80mb/s) I would NOT pay the EXTRA for the fast card, ever again. I don't' see that much difference. Yes I can get a few shots extra during burst photography before it slows down(ok quite a few), but not at all worth the huge cost difference.
My camera shop seconds my opinion. Should have talked to them first.