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SD Cards

An SD card (also known as secure digital), is a storage device designed to provide high capacity memory in a small size. SD memory cards are used in many devices including mirrorless cameras, DSLR and medium format. They come in various storage capacities from 16GB through to 512GB. SD cards are universal, fitting any camera irrespective of brand, however storage capacity and write speeds should be considered based on which type of photography or video are being recorded.

Browse our comprehensive range online for the best cards for any camera model, or read below to learn more.

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Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDXC 170MB/s

Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDXC 170MB/s Class 10 UHS-I for capturing stunning high-resolution, stutter-free 4K UHD video and fast burst speed images on high resolution cameras.

£34.99

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SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro SDHC 95MB/s Class 10 UHS-I

Sandisk 32GB Extreme Pro SDHC 95MB/s Class 10 UHS-1 memory card for fast read and write speeds for DSLR cameras, HD Camcorders and even 3D Recording in HD.

£19.99

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Sandisk Extreme Pro 128GB SDXC 170MB/s

128GB Sandisk Extreme Pro SDXC 170MB/s Class 10 UHS-I for capturing stunning high-resolution, stutter-free 4K UHD video and fast burst speed images on high resolution cameras.

£49.00

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Sandisk 64GB Extreme Pro SDHC 300MB/s UHS-II

The Sandisk 64GB Extreme Pro SDHC 300MB/s UHS-II SD memory card for professional photographers and videographers delivers speeds of up to 300MB/s read and 260MB/s write fro 4K video and burst shooting

£98.99

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Lexar 32GB SD UHS-I 633x Pro 95MB/s

Lexar 32GB SD UHS-I 633x Pro 95MB/s

£18.99

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£9.99

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£12.99

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Lexar 64GB UHS-II SDXC 250MB/s 1667x Pro

Lexar 64GB UHS-II SDXC 250MB/s 1667x Pro

£29.00

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£14.00

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Sony SDXC Tough Series 64GB 300mb/s

The Sony 64GB SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card is capable of reading and writing at up to 300MB/s, perfect for professional photographers and videographers.

£114.00

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£49.99

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Sandisk Extreme Pro 256GB SDXC 170MB/s

SanDisk Extreme PRO 256GB SDXC UHS-I Card is the The most powerful SD UHS-I memory card yet for 4K video and fast shooting

£109.00

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Lexar 64GB SD UHS-I 633x Pro 95MB/s

Lexar 64GB SD UHS-I 633x Pro 95MB/s

£24.99

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Sony SDHC Tough Series 32GB 300mb/s

The Sony 32GB SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SDHC Memory Card 300MB/s will keep up with the fastest burst rates and 4K video in the toughest environments during any professional use.

£64.00

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Lexar 64GB UHS-I U3 SDXC 100MB/s 667x

Lexar 64GB UHS-I U3 SDXC 100MB/s (90MB/s write speed) 667x Pro

£34.99

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Sandisk 128GB Extreme Pro SDHC Card

Professional love the Sandisk Extreme Pro 128GB SDHC Card 280MB/s UHS-II Class 10 U3 with high capacity and fast read and write speeds ideal for movies and high speed burst shooting

£199.00

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Sandisk Extreme 64GB SDXC 150MB/s

Sandisk Extreme 64GB SDXC 150MB/s R, 60MB/s W, Speed Class 10 UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)

£19.00

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Sandisk 32GB Extreme Pro SDHC 300MB/s UHS-II Memory Card

Sandisk 32GB Extreme Pro SDHC 300MB/s UHS-II Memory Card, high speed professional SD card for high frame rates and uninterrupted 4K video capture

£59.97

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Lexar 16GB SD UHS-I 633x Pro 95MB/s

Lexar 16GB SD UHS-I 633x Pro 95MB/s

£11.99

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Sandisk Ultra SDHC 32GB 90MB/s Class 10 UHS-I

Sandisk Ultra SDHC 32GB 90MB/s Class 10 UHS-I

£14.99

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Lexar 128GB UHS-II SDXC 250MB/s 1667x

Lexar 128GB UHS-II SDXC 250MB/s 1667x Pro

£59.00

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Lexar 256GB UHS-II SDXC 250MB/s 1667x

Lexar 256GB UHS-II SDXC 250MB/s 1667x Pro

£139.00

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£24.99

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Fujifilm 32GB SDHC UHS II 180/285

This SDHC card is the fastest in the world. It boasts a UHS-II interface, which stands for Ultra High Speed II, with performance around 10x faster than standard SD Cards.This card is the ideal partner for the Fujfilm X-T1 / X-T2 / X-Pro2,

£49.99

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SD cards are one of the most ubiquitous type of memory card used by digital cameras today. If you are shooting 4K video write speeds are of particular importance which we cover below.

For stills image photographers, the type of card you choose will depend on the type of camera you use, how much you shoot, and what you are capturing. Despite SD cards being universal, they must be formatted for your particular camera model. Once inserted for the first time, navigate your camera menu system and reformat the card. It will then be recognised and optimised for your model. Some photographers use this method to delete images once they have been copied onto a hard drive or computer.

Brands such as Sony, Sandisk and Angelbird design ultra high speed cards capable of the fastest read and write speeds. This is useful when shooting in fast burst modes or recording video. A faster card will allow a larger number of images to be written before the camera warns that the buffer is full. Bus speed (UHS-I, UHS-II, UHS-III etc.) denote the read and write capacity. Higher numbers are better.

Other variations include the card capacity, with Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) featuring on models with over 32GB.

There are three main factors to consider with SD cards:

CARD SIZE IN GIGABYTES

Size (written as GB) – this is important because it determines how many images you can store before having to change your card. It’s generally considered good practice to have multiple cards of a smaller size, rather than one large card as it spreads the risk. If one card is corrupted you’ll only have lost some of your images, not all of them.

WRITE SPEED

Speed is written as MB/s which means MegaBytes per second and describes how quickly your images will be saved to the card (not to be confused with MegaBITS per second, which is how video quality is described – 1 byte = 8 bits). This is important because it affects how quickly you can shoot and how many images you can shoot in sequence.

CLASS OF CARD

There are two of these! Firstly the ‘Speed Class’ which is written as a large C with a number inside, and secondly the ‘UHS Speed Class’ which is written as a large U with a number inside. These classes indicate the minimum writing speed of the card. They are more relevant to video recording than stills photography, and some cameras will require a card with a minimum UHS or Speed Class.

Park Cameras provide a huge range of camera memory cards of all types including manufacturers Lexar, Sandisk and Sony. We also stock readers and holders, useful for transferring files and organising or transporting cards. Please contact us if you have any questions and we will be happy to provide our award winning service to point you in the right direction.

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