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Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3)

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Product Highlights

  • 16GB Capacity
  • Class 10 / UHS-I
  • UHS Speed Class 3
  • Max. Read Speed: 94MB/s
  • Max. Write Speed: 45MB/s
  • Water / Dust / X-Ray Proof
  • Resistant to UV Light, Magnets, Static
  • Withstands Extreme Temperatures
  • Downloadable File Rescue Software
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The UHS speed class 3 certified 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card from Sony features a maximum read speed of 94MB/s and a maximum write speed of 45MB/s with minimum transfer rates of 10MB/s. It is water / dust / X-ray proof, resistant to UV light rays, magnets and static, and capable of withstanding extreme temperatures. Downloadable File Rescue software helps recover photos and videos, including 3D and RAW files, that have been accidentally damaged or deleted.

Card Type SDHC
Storage Capacity 16 GB
Speed Class 10
UHS Speed Class U3
Speed (X-rating) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Bus Interface Speed UHS Class I
Data Transfer Read Speed 94 MB/s Maximum
Write Speed 45 MB/s Maximum
Durability Dustproof, Magnet-Proof, Shockproof, Static Proof, Temperature Extremes, UV Light Resistant, Waterproof, X-Ray Proof
Insertion/Removal Cycles Not Specified By Manufacturer
Operating Temperature -13 to 185°F/ -25 to 85°C
Storage Temperature Not Specified By Manufacturer
Error Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Built-in Write-Protect Switch Yes
Wireless Capability None
File System FAT32
RoHS Compliant Not Specified By Manufacturer
Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3)
     
    4.8

    (based on 115 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (92)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (71)
    • Easy to use (64)
    • Lightweight (55)
    • Durable (45)
    • Fast (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (67)
      • Travel (60)
      • Landscape photography (51)
      • Portraits (46)
      • Home (39)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (56), Semi-professional (20), Casual user (13), Professional (13)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (98), Yes (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      No faster than Class 10 Micro-SD in A55

      Sony claims this card is fast, but that is not exactly true. The buffer in my Sony A55 still takes about 25 seconds to clear, the same as it does with my old...Read complete review

      Sony claims this card is fast, but that is not exactly true. The buffer in my Sony A55 still takes about 25 seconds to clear, the same as it does with my old Class 10 Micro-SD cards (A-Data brand). It MAY be fast in some products, such as the Sony A77 camera (and presumably some other newer cameras) and some card readers, but it is no faster in my 1 year old MacBook Air or my Sony A55. I read that even the Sony A65 does not write at UHS-1 speeds either. Yes, the fault is the products that use the cards, and NOT the card itself. Oh well. Presumably the Sony A65 can write faster than my Sony A55, but who knows? I tested this card in a few computers at the [*], and even in the newest 15" MacBook Pro with retina display it does not read or write much faster than my MacBook Air with my old Class 10 Micro-SD cards. In the very newest MacBook though, the 13" MacBook Pro with the retina display, the card reader must be newer and faster, because this card works much faster in that computer.I don't like SD cards. Two of them have broken on my (the write protect switches break off and make the cards useless to write to - at least the data can be read off them). I use Micro-SD cards instead, for that reason. Unfortunately this card is just and SD card. It works fine as such, except I could swear sometimes it seems to operate slowly. Sometimes it seems like I'm waiting forever for my buffer to clear. I am not sure about this though. Maybe it's just me (perceived slowness, because I am wanting to shoot more or change out memory cards quickly or something).I gave it a 4 start rating, becauase I just can't give 5 stars to a product when it doesn't improve my experience. It works. It doesn't make MY relatively new products any faster, but then they aren't the newest models either, so I can't really blame the memory card for the lack of speed. It just seems like there are a lot of products out there that are NOT compatible as far as reading and writing to this card faster than to a regular old Class 10 Micro-SD card, and when that's the case, what's the point in getting THIS more expensive card? Sony tries to sell this card for ridiculous prices! At least B&H understands that there is very little about this card that makes it better than the cheaper Class 10 cards . . . and then only for people who have the latest equipment that can take advantage of the faster card.So far this card has been completely reliable. If it had not been, I would have given it a 3 star rating or less.

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      great for the price

      great price but still a little slow.

      great price but still a little slow.

      Reviewed by 115 customers

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      5.0

      So far so good

      By ihtsnbds

      from CO

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

        Works in everything I put it in.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again!

        By Soundfv510

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Value
        • Large Capacity
        • Reliable Performance
        • Writes/Reads fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sound Storage

          Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

          Everything went good, I got my card before than I planned and could use it immediately for my projects.

          Thank you B&H!

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Dang

          By Jim

          from Tennessee

          Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

          This card is incredibly fast, especially when downloading to your computer. It takes just a second to download a minute of full 1080/60p footage from my Sony A65.

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          5.0

          Fast and Works

          By Viktor

          from New York, NY

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

            First of all - never had problems with Sony products. And this card is just fast and reliable.

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            5.0

            Greta price on fast card

            By Photomax

            from Planet Earth

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

              Good enough for my needs. It will store tons of high quality photos along with the occasional video. I just transfer the contents to my PC erase/format card and I'm good to go again. For me it will cover any occasion with no need for another card.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Fast enough for Raw & JPG capture

              By Zipper1

              from Souderton, Pa.

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Portraits
                • Traveling

                Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

                I use it with a Sony A55 and A3000. Sometimes with raw and jpg capture. Seems almost instantaneous.

                Didn't need larger amount of GB's, just faster read and write speeds.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great Buy

                By danamphoto

                from Pennsylviania

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

                  I use this for my DSLR, it works very fast and I got it on sale so it was also a great price.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Fast card

                  By Mary

                  from New Mexico

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

                    For the price ($[$]), this was a very fast card. No problems in use.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Product at a Great Price

                    By 804 Photography

                    from Richmond, VA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Action Photography
                      • Everyday use
                      • Video

                      Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

                      Overall fast card has been able to keep up with both action photography and HD video.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      What you expect. I'm happy.

                      By HaiNgo.com

                      from Minneapolis, MN

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • It's All That You Expect

                      Cons

                      • Can't think of any

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Whatever

                      Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

                      Its what you expect out of a memory card that is advertised like this one, and nothing more. I got what I expected -- I'm happy.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Works as advertised

                      By Kendo

                      from NYC

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

                        Not much to say about an SD card, it either works or doesn't as advertised.

                        I have other Sony cards and they have never failed me before. I needed this for my GX1 and fits the bill perfectly in terms of speed and reliability.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Supremely Satisfied.

                        By Michael near the Cascades

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

                          Expediently fast in a mirrorless camera and when uploading and downloading via my laptop. Have had now issues with the durability of the product, have used the same model for the past six months, replacing a trusted San Disk of lesser storage. When shooting video or bracketing this card is a champ, especially given the price point (more so when on sale).

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent product

                          By Explorer

                          from Shrewsbury, MA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Shoot Stills And Video

                          Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

                          used with Canon 6D to shoot stills and video. it is fast and transfers from the buffer rapidly. I have had no issues with it so far.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Fast Enough

                          By ijustshotu

                          from Ukaih, Ca

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

                            How do ya get excited about a memory card? I must like 'em 'cause I've purchased several of these in the past and I keep ordering them. Never had a problem (knock,knock). Fast enough for me. I use 'em in my Pentax K5 and K20D. Only 4 stars 'cause nothin's perfect.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great speed for Taking Pictures

                            By ER Photo

                            from Shelbyville, KY

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Quick
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Sports
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

                              I use it for photography and found it to be very accommodating. I like to do sports photography and multiple shots per second is a norm. Where many other cards tend to hang and slow up in processing, this Sony card looks to keep up, and not keep me from missing that next great shot. I am very pleased.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              I would buy it again

                              By Wes

                              from Katy Tx

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Landscape Photography

                                Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

                                Just plug and play. Works since first time

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                As with EVERYTHING B&H GREAT!

                                By Colonel

                                from Wharton, TX

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

                                      USED IN A GAME CAMERA.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Work as advertised.

                                      By garyabq

                                      from Albuquerque New Mexico

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Not Durable

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Home
                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Studio
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

                                      These little memory cards seem to work fine and as advertised. I use these on my Leica M(240) and my Sony A7R and everything seems OK.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Works great, great price

                                      By cricky101

                                      from Minnesota

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Home
                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Macro Photography
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Studio
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

                                        I use it in my DSLR shooting raw and it keeps up just fine. Haven't done any video with it yet, but I'd guess it works fine for that as well. And it was on sale, so even better.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Fast writing speed

                                        By Nori

                                        from Campbell, CA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Sony 16GB UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Speed Class 3):

                                        My old SDHC card was not fast enough to record HD video on Canon 6D.
                                        This can do that. Great performance.

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