I'm choosing between two D600 bundles at the same price that have either the 32GB Sandisk Extreme Pro 95 and another with a 128GB Lexar Pro 400x. Of course the 32GB card bundle has more extras that I can live without or already have (cleaning kit, generic battery + charger, remote) so for me a bigger card is more appealing than the other extras. I've seen some posts that any of these cards won't break a sweat with the d600 and just wanted to confirm that. Or if the Lexar Pro 400x will lag a little bit more. Any disadvantages of using a huge 128GB card? I will format it once a while to defrag it. Oh I also know about putting all your eggs in one basket. I just think its sweet to have 128GB to record videos also. Thanks! Arv
>I am using two 16GB Sandisk Extreme Pro 95 and I can really >see a difference between it and the Lexar 400x particularly in >reading speed. > >I would get the Sandisk and get a couple of cheap ones as back >up if you need the extra storage.
Reading speed? Is this when you are dumping the files on to your computer? Or when playing back images on the D600?
How about writing speed during extended bursts when the D600 buffer gets full? Is there a big diff between 95mb (Sandisk)vs 60mb(Lexar)? This is what I am really interested in and I'm sure other D600 owners would like to know!
I actually purchased the bundle with the Lexar yesterday. I figured I didn't need the extra stuff bundled with the Sandisk, maybe a battery but its not a Nikon battery. I would never spend $120 on a SD card. So it's nice to have the bundled 128GB for video and casual shooting. Since I'm getting a $50 gift card that expires in 2 months, I can use this for a 16mb Sandisk Pro if I really need the speed. Then the $80 cash back that I will get later on for a 70-200 f4!
You will probably never notice the speed difference in your camera. You can always delegate the Lexar to second slot if you do. But, if you use an USB 3 reader to a fast computer you will notice a big difference when copying files. I have never had a SD card fail but they are comparably easy to loose or break so keep it in a case when not in-camera.
The reason write speeds don't make a lot of difference is that the camera's image processor is also a limiting factor. Regardless of how fast your card is, you can't go faster than the maximum speed of the camera. Things like camera settings can make more of a difference than write speed. All the relatively recent cards will meet that requirement.
The camera is able to "keep up" with video write speeds, but a large card could be helpful for video.