In my quest for new equipment I have now reached SD cards.

Now I know the Nikon D7000 supports UHS-1 (1) , but what is the performance gain? How many MB/sec does it support? I don't want to buy a 95MB/sec card if it only supports 50MB/sec.

Thanks for reading.

(1) Source: http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d7000/features03.htm


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Rob Galbraith has a full spread of tests with just about every popular card for this camera. To sum up the results, the fastest card is the SanDisk Extreme Pro 8GB SDHC card. It performed at 27.7MB/s JPEG and 26.4MB/s RAW for a burst of 39 shots in 30 seconds. The speed test was performed by shooting 17 JPEG Fine and then 10 NEF files.

More info can be found here: Rob Galbraith D7000 write speed test

The "optimal" card might include price, which varies and goes out of date, so I won't comment on that here.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I use the SDXC. Just wanted to let everyone know that older SD card readers often do not recognize this card. SDHC is probably still a better choice unless you absolutely need the mammoth 64GB capacity. \$\endgroup\$
    – Drew
    Commented May 16, 2012 at 0:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ my D7000 also often failed to recognize the SDHC class 10 card 16G, and SDHC class 4 4GB card. \$\endgroup\$
    – user20142
    Commented May 27, 2013 at 20:44

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