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Fastest SD Card Speed Test Results

I’ve been buying and testing SD cards and posting the results here for 8 years. These are the fastest SD cards I’ve found so far. I regularly test new cards and update the table and rankings below.

SD Memory Cards. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Types of SD Cards Explained

There are several different types of SD card, as well as multiple speed rating systems and cryptic codes. Here’s a rundown of what the differences are.

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Fastest MicroSD Card Speed Tests

Need a fast microSD card? If you’re shooting 4K, 5K, or 8K video, high-speed burst-mode photos, or some other demanding use, speed matters. These are the results from my independent speed tests of the fastest microSD cards. Updated February 2024.

Fujifilm X100V Camera SD Memory Cards. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

SD Card Video Speed Classes & How to Choose the Right SD Card for Your Camera

SD cards have a bunch of cryptic codes on them. The most important when choosing an SD card for your camera is the Video Speed Class. Here’s what it means.

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Fujifilm 8-16mm Hands-on Test & Review: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm ƒ/2.8

I’ve been out shooting with the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra wide-angle lens on the new Fujifilm X-T5. Here’s my take on it.

Nikon Z 26mm f2.8 lens. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

A Tiny Pancake Lens for Nikon Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras: Nikon Z 26mm f/2.8 Hands-on Review

This 26mm pancake lens is the smallest lens in Nikon’s Z lineup. And yet I’m very impressed with its performance, both in handling and in image quality. It has quickly earned a regular place attached to my camera.

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Fisheye Lens Photography: Types, Examples & Things to Know

Discover the distinctive look of fisheye lenses & how you can use them to create unique perspectives in your photos. Explore types, tips & top picks for different mounts.

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Ricoh GR III Sample Images

I’ve been out shooting with the new Ricoh GR III high-end compact camera. It’s no surprise that it has such a cult following. Here’s a collection of high-resolution sample images I’ve taken with it.

Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon Z8 Battery & Charger Recommendations

The Nikon Z8 is very picky about which batteries and chargers it uses. After having tried several batteries and chargers, here’s what I’ve found that works for me and what doesn’t. Includes batteries, chargers, and external power.

Nikon Z f ISO Dial. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon Zf ISO Range Sample Images

Here are some side-by-side examples of photos taken with the Nikon Zf throughout its native ISO range to give a sense of the image quality under different lighting conditions and at different ISOs.

Lightroom Alternatives in 2024

Lightroom isn’t for everyone. Here are leading candidates for the best Lightroom alternative in 2023, including full-featured management and processing apps, RAW processing and image management, and the best free Lightroom alternatives.

Nikon Zf High ISO Sample Images

Nikon Zf High ISO Sample Images

The Nikon Zf has some really impressive low-light shooting capabilities. Here are some side-by-side examples of high ISO photos I’ve taken with the Nikon Zf from ISO 3200 up to ISO 64000.

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Sony a6700 with SD Memory Cards. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

How to Format the SD Card in a Sony a6700

It’s best practice to format the memory card in the camera you’ll be using it in. Here’s how to do it on the Sony a6700, including the options for quick format and full format.

Sony Alpha a6700 Camera. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

How to Adjust Auto ISO Limits on the Sony a6700

If you find that the ISO seems stuck on too low when using Auto ISO, this is the setting to change.

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What are UHS-III Memory Cards?

UHS-III is one of several up-and-coming technologies to make memory cards faster so as to keep up with the needs of capturing 8K, 360-degree, and virtual reality footage. But there’s no point in rushing out now and buying a UHS-III card (even if you could).

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How to Change the Nikon Z8 Shutter Sound

You can now change the type of generated sound the Nikon Z8’s shutter makes when you press it. Here’s how to change it.

Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

How to Control the Dual Memory Card Behavior of the Nikon Z8

The Nikon Z8 has two memory card slots, and there are several options on how you can get them to work together. Here’s how it works.

Nikon Z f Memory Cards. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

How to Control the Dual Memory Card Behavior of the Nikon Zf

The Nikon Zf has two memory card slots. Here’s how to control how they work together.

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How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Nikon Zf Battery

Like other newer Nikon cameras, the Nikon Zf has a built-in battery check feature. This isn’t so much about showing how much charge is left in the battery (although it does that). More interestingly, it can tell you when the battery has reached the end of its working life and is ready to be put out to pasture.

Nikon Z f. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

How to Format Memory Cards in the Nikon Zf

Unlike many other recent Nikon cameras, the Nikon Zf has only one method for formatting the memory cards. Here’s how to do it.

How to Prevent Google Drive App from Showing a Popup to Backup Devices Whenever You Insert a Memory Card

If you’re running Google Drive on your computer and finding that every time you insert a memory card you’re getting a popup asking if you want to backup the memory card, here’s the simple fix.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Zoom Lens. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

How to Customize the Control Ring on Nikon Z Lenses & What You Can Do With It

My aim in this post is to walk through how to adjust the control ring settings, explore the default settings, and dive into the various options available so you can set it up for your own style of shooting.

Nikon NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f2.8 VR S Macro Lens. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Nikon 105mm f2.8 Macro Lens: Z vs F

After shooting with them side-by-side, I’ve decided to trade in my trusty Nikon AF-S 105mm ƒ/2.8 macro for the Z version. Here’s why.

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The Problem With Using the Lens Control Ring for Exposure Compensation on Nikon Z Cameras

If you find that your Nikon Z8’s exposure compensation isn’t resetting, this might be why.

Nikon FTZ II Lens Mount Adapter. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Will Nikon Z Lenses Work on F-Mount DSLRs?

Using an FTZ adapter, you can put Nikon F-mount lenses on Z-mount mirrorless cameras. But what about the other way around? Is there an ZTF adapter?

How to Update Nikon D3400 Firmware Version Confirmation

Nikon Firmware Codes

Nikon uses several codes to designate types of firmware for their cameras and accessories. Here’s how to make sense of the codes.

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How to Know If It’s Time to Replace Your Nikon Z8 Battery

Like other newer Nikon cameras, the Nikon Z8 has a built-in battery check feature. It takes the guesswork out of knowing if it’s time to buy a new battery.

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How to Enable Framing Grids on the Nikon Zf

Enabling on the framing grids on the viewfinder or back screen display of the Nikon Zf isn’t as intuitive as it could be. That’s because it’s a two-step process. Here’s how to do it.

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Fujifilm XF 50mm f1.0 R WR Lens. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com

What Does 35mm Equivalent Mean? How Sensor Size & Lens Focal Length Combine

Photography has many confusing terms. And one of the most confusing is “35mm equivalent.” You’ll see it when talking about lenses. So what does it mean?

Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Pros & Cons of Buying Gray Market Camera Gear

Found a deal on a new camera or lens that seems too good to be true? It might be gray market. So what does that mean? And what are the risks in buying gray market gear?

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Venus Optics Laowa Lens Codes

Laowa lenss use various codes in their names to denote compatibility or particular features. Here’s how to make sense of them.

Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Sony Lens Codes Explained

Sony uses a bunch of confusing codes in naming their camera lenses. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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Pentax Lens Codes Guide

Pentax has used a bunch of codes in naming their camera lenses over the years. So what do they all mean? Here’s a guide.

What is a Prime Lens?

You might have heard recommendations that if you want the fastest and sharpest lenses you should use prime lenses. So what is a prime lens?

What is the Sunny 16 Rule?

If you’ve ever seen mention of the Sunny 16 Rule and wondered what it means, here’s an explanation.

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What is a Fast Lens?

Get to grips with fast lenses–what they are, how they work and why they’re so popular among photographers. Learn what defines a fast lens, the benefits of shooting with one, and good lenses to start with. Plus, discover some lens gotchas to watch out for.

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What Does It Mean When a Lens Has an Aperture Range Like ƒ/4.5-6.3 in its Name?

Some zoom lenses have an aperture range like ƒ/4.5-6.3 in their names. Here’s what that means.

Rockinon 12mm Manual Focus Wide-angle Lens for Nikon F-mount. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

Rokinon Lens Codes

The names of Rokinon lenses include special codes to indicate compatibility and features. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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What are Series-Size Filters?

You don’t come across series-size filters much anymore, but if you’re using a vintage manual-focus lens, you might run into them.

Kodak Film Edgeprint Codes

Identifying Kodak 35mm & 120/220 Film Stock from Edgeprint Codes

Here are the edgeprint codes Kodak uses for 35mm (135) and medium-format (120/220) film stock, including black and white, color negative, and color transparency films.