Memory Cards

Speed tests, reviews, recommendations, and tips related to using SD, microSD, CompactFlash, CFexpress, CFAST, and XQD memory cards in digital cameras.

Canon SL3 Memory Card Recommendations

The Canon SL3 doesn’t come with a memory card as standard, and the manual isn’t very helpful on the topic. So here are some practical recommendations.

SD Memory Cards

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.

What Type of Memory Card Does the Nikon D500 Use?

There is a little trick to what kind of memory cards the Nikon D500 takes. That’s because of a tweak that Nikon made with a firmware update to add CFexpress B compatibility to the XQD memory card slot.

Nikon Z50 Memory Card Recommendations

The Nikon Z50 doesn’t come with a memory card standard. Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards work well in this camera to take advantage of all of the Z50’s features.

Ricoh GR III SD Memory Cards

Ricoh GR III SD Memory Card Recommendations

Looking for a new memory card for your Ricoh GR III? Here are my practical recommendations on good options that work well in this camera, have a proven track record or reliability, and are cost-effective.

Sony A6100 Camera

Sony a6100 Memory Card Recommendations

The Sony Alpha a6100 mirrorless camera doesn’t come with a memory card as standard. Here are some practical recommendations on what SD card to get for it to take full advantage of the camera’s features.

SD Memory Cards

Canon M50 Memory Card Recommendations

The Canon EOS M50 doesn’t come with a memory card as standard (it’s a sold separately accessory). Here are some practical recommendations on which SD card to get.

Sony DSC-HX99 Compact Camera

Sony HX99 Recommended SD Cards

Here are some recommendations on which SD card to get for the Sony HX99 so that you can use all of the camera’s features.

FujiFilm X-T3

Fujifilm X-T3 SD Card Recommendations

To take full advantage of the power the Fujifilm X-T3 has to offer you’ll need SD cards that are fast enough. Here are some practical recommendations.

Olympus TG-5

Olympus TG-5 SD Card Recommendations

The Olympus tough TG-5 doesn’t come with an SD card as standard. So which should you get? Here are some practical recommendations for cards that are fast enough to take advantage of all the TG-5’s features.

Sony Alpha a6000 memory cards

Sony a6000 Memory Card Recommendations

Here are some recommendations for which memory cards work best in the a6000. In some shooting modes, the Sony a6000 can be picky about what memory card you put into it.

WD My Passport Wireless Pro

WD My Passport Wireless Pro Hands-on Review

The WD MyPassport Wireless Pro combines an SD memory card reader, an internal hard drive, and a rechargeable battery into a pack-friendly device for backing up photos from a memory card while traveling.

Nikon D7500 SD Card Slot

Nikon D7200 Memory Card Recommendations

Here are some practical recommendations for SD cards that work well in the Nikon D7200, focusing on cards that are fast enough, reliable, cost-effective, and readily available.

Fastest microSD Cards

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 speed tests of the fastest microSD cards.

SD Memory Cards

Fastest SD Card Speed Tests

With cameras getting improved 4K, 5K, and even 8K video recording and burst shooting features all the time, some of them need the write speeds that only the fastest SD cards provide. So here’s a roundup of the fastest SD cards based on my independent tests.

WD MyPassport Wireless

WD MyPassport Wireless Review

The WD MyPassport Wireless is a portable hard drive that can be used to stream media to mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. But it’s also a cost-effective option for backing up your photos while traveling.

How to Recover Photos from SD Cards

How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card

All those photos you took have disappeared from the SD card. The good news it that there’s still a decent chance of recovering them. Here’s what to do. Includes free and paid data recovery options.

Better Protection for Memory Cards

Memory cards are very resilient, but they do break, and they can get lost. CompactFlash cards are also pretty solid, but you can get sand and grit in the sockets. So it’s good to look after them rather than risk losing all your hard work. Here are two very good options.

Digital Memory Cards

Do Camera Memory Cards Wear Out?

Digital memory cards are tough little things, but it’s still possible to wear them out. At least in theory. But it’s not a practical concern for the vast majority of photographers.