Sun 24-Aug-14 01:07 PM | edited Sun 24-Aug-14 01:09 PM by K64drb
I use 2 32 GB Sandisk Extreme Pros and have been very happy with them on my D800, shooting RAW exclusively. And I do use these occasionally for HD video as well without a hitch. They should be fine with the D810.
Does anyone know if a slower 600x card keeps up with the processor and buffer of the D810? Is there any difference in continuous shooting speed capability with the slower cards or is it just how long it takes for me to download my RAW files into Lightrrom?
I'm using PNY's 256gb Elite SDXC card and its been great. Knock on wood.
I just picked up a Monster Digital 1000x 128gb CF UDMA7 card, its thus far been good, need to put some more usage on it. It was an unreleased item as MD onky put out the lesser speed, but its darn quick. Knick on wood.
No card is going to keep up with the frame rate of the D810. That's why you have the buffer. The larger buffer on the D810 is the main factor. Card speed may mean you get another frame or maybe two before the buffer fills. Certainly clearing speed is driven by card speed - and the larger buffer takes longer to clear.
There is a noticeable difference between fast cards and slower cards for downloading a large number of images to your computer. If you shoot a lot of bursts, bracketed images, or similar high volume activity, a very fast card will payoff.
As you would expect, you should generally stick with leading brands. There are lots of counterfeit cards - mainly leading brands - so buy through known sources - and that includes being very careful of buying through Amazon 3rd party retailers. Cards do go on sale so look to stop up when you have good promotions.
I normally buy one generation behind the fastest cards since there is a big price benefit. I try to get cards that are large enough for a typical day of photography - 500+ frames more or less. That means I want at least 16GB cards and generally use a 32GB card for my primary card on a D800/D800E/D810. My fastest card goes in my primary slot and a slightly slower or smaller card can go in the secondary slot.
I have several 16GB SanDisk Extreme Pro 95mbs SD cards I was using in my D800E. Since I got the D810 I have noticed a significant increase in write times to the cards; they seem twice as fast now. Dave Jolley
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Good link. FYI, B&H wasn't sure if the PNY SDXC 256gb would work on the D810 and per the manual it should. Received it, and yes its confirmed, I've shot a few hundred with it and it does work. Also, now its $109 at B&H, so you can't really beat that price point and speed.