Latest Sandisk 64GB SDXC UHS Class 1 Rated

Not long ago Lexar released a 128GB SDXC media card (I have this card) for under $200 dollars. Currently I use this card as my featherweight external hard drive, doubling the hard drive space available in my Macbook Air. SDXC is a backwards compatible format to work in cameras that use average SDHC, but does not suffer from the 4GB file limit (your camera must also support this). Yes, it does work in every camera i've thrown it into including the Sony HX9V, Fuji X10, Canon S100, T2i, 60D, etc. Although each of these cameras still bottleneck with their own firmware limiting file recording.

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Recently released is the new Sandisk 64GB SDXC media card and at first glance you'd think the Lexar was a better deal when it comes to Size/Price ratio, but the new Sandisk is Speed-Rated to UHS Class 1 standard spec'd out at 95MB/s Read/90MB/s Write Speeds, while Lexar's SDXC is still rated as SDHC Class 10 133x 20MB/s Read Transfer. Might be overkill for DSLR shooters, but big Video camera shooters can take advantage of these larger and faster SDXC cards. The new Sandisk 64GB SDXC cards are already available via B&H (click here)

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14 thoughts on “Latest Sandisk 64GB SDXC UHS Class 1 Rated

  1. Tom

    I have the SanDisk 64G SDXC. It works great in my Panasonic Pro-line camcorder... but my Mac computer won't read it. Any suggestions?

  2. Cinepixtor

    @mike_tee_vee - I have a $30.00 USB 3.0 card reader from Frys - brand name is SIIG. I get consistent speeds of 90mbps - 80mpbs when dumping data from my Transcend 32GB CF 400X cards.

  3. Emm

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    @ross the boss - Yes it will work in the GH2, but probably just like a fast SDHC card would. No real benefit to the exFAT format internally.

  4. mike_tee_vee

    Emm, any suggestions on card readers that can sustain 95 MB/s? I have an old clunker in need of an upgrade.

  5. Emm

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    @Tony - Current DSLR shooters won't take advantage of the size. Express card SxS type adapters used in real video cameras would be more beneficial.

  6. Tony

    @Emm- Theoretically transferring 64gb @ 95MB/s takes 10.7 minutes. @20MB/s about 50.8 minutes. So I can see your point, but I'm already leery of filling up 32GB of data on one card. We like to "pump n dump" 32GB cards on long shoots as a precaution. Since there's no in-camera advantages with these SanDisk (yet). 4x32gb class 10 sdhc > 1x64gb uhs class 1 sdxc

  7. Emm

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    @Tony - The true benefit of owning fast cards is when it's time to dump that 64GB worth of video data to your computer. Important for people who do same day edits, or want to run backups during the shoot. Also helpful if you need to transfer a file onto the SDHC card to hand off to your editor. Inside most DSLR cameras, you only require a Class 6 speed.

  8. Tony

    Doesn't the camera have to support UHS Class 1 to achieve these 90+ speeds? I think the only one currently is the Nikon D7000. No Canon that I know of.

  9. Scottrellwi


    So you said, "but does not suffer from the 4GB file limit (your camera must also support this)".

    What cameras WILL allow this. Will my 60D with magic lantern allow the +4gb file size?


  10. I'm assuming you have a GH2. Why don't you throw that new superduper hack Vitaly released the 147 mbits or so, and test to see how well this card perfomrms. Oh, I don't know if you are aware of this, but your peeps, Kamerar have released a $99 2-footer Igus based slider.

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