The 4K Video Star
Ambarin Afsar tests the Sony 64GB Class 10 card and finds out that it is pretty fast indeed.
With technology that can provide 4k video in DSLRs, there is a need for cards that offer read as well as write speeds that can keep up. Sony’s 64GB UHS-1 Class 10 SDXC memory card offers a maximum read speed of 95MB/s and a maximum write speed of 90MB/s. The card is also water, dust and X-ray proof, resistant to UV light, magnets and static, and is also capable of withstanding extreme temperatures. Users can also download a file rescue software that can help in case of accidental damage or deletion of RAWs, JPEGs and video.
I tested the card with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, a camera that offers a frame rate of 10fps. The card performed perfectly well when I was shooting in the Burst mode, and I had no trouble writing 50 consecutive RAW + Fine JPEGs. But, the camera also has a very large buffer, and so, all in all, my experience with the card was very smooth.
I would recommend this card to anyone looking to shoot video intensively, or for anyone requiring fast frame rates. However, SanDisk has a 64GB card with the same read/write speeds and other specifications, available for about one thousand rupees lesser.
Rating: 3 and 1/2 stars out of 5
- Product Name: Sony 64GB UHS-I SDXC Memory Card
- MRP: Rs. 9942
- 64GB Storage Capacity
- Class 10 / UHS-I / Speed Class U3
- Max. Read Speed: 95 MB/s
- Max. Write Speed: 90 MB/s
- Built-in Write Protect Switch
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