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SanDisk16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10
 
4.8

(based on 532 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (457)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (396)
  • Writes/reads fast (393)
  • Great value (355)
  • Large capacity (352)
  • Easy to use (325)

Cons

  • Unreliable performance (6)
  • Writes/reads slow (6)
  • Small capacity (5)
  • Capability issues (3)

Best Uses

  • Portable images/multimedia (277)
  • Storing images/multimedia (202)
  • Video (8)
  • HD video (4)
  • Digital photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (237), Semi pro (123), Professional (86), Casual user (52), Getting started (18)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (377), Business (136)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (467), Yes (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent SDHC Memory Card

I bought 2 San Disk SDHC Cards: 16GB Class 10 and 16GB Class 6 for my new Nikon D7000 with two SD memory compartments.

I configured the camera as...Read complete review

I bought 2 San Disk SDHC Cards: 16GB Class 10 and 16GB Class 6 for my new Nikon D7000 with two SD memory compartments.

I configured the camera as follows:
- the class 10 card for photo;
- the class 6 for video.

Enough memory space for my day of shooting - a few hundred max resolution and size JPEG or 12-bits lossless RAW stills, and occasional short (a few minutes) video.

Both cards are fast enough, even when shooting in burst mode. San Disk has always been a well a reliable manufacturer of memory cards.

Class 6 (10) - minimum sustainable transfer rate, namely 6MB/s (10MB/s).
20MB/s (30MB/s) - maximum transfer rate.

When it comes to transfer (read/write speed), the relevant limiting factors are not only the parameters of the card, e.g. class 6 with 20MB/s or class 10 with 30MB/s. The buffer ("RAM" volatile memory) of the camera also plays a significant role.

Here is my understanding of how this works for the Nikon D7000, or a similar, or better/faster camera:

- as the manual indicates, the Nikon D7000 can buffer up to 31 Fine, Large Size JPEG (size 7.4MB) stills. Assuming I shoot at 6fps (frames per second), all 7.4 x 6 = 44.4MB will be buffered/processed, and then written to a class 10 card in 44.4/30 = 1.48s. Since it takes 1s to shoot these stills, and buffering+writing start the moment I initiate shooting, the wait time interval between this burst and a potentially new burst or single shot is expected to be less than 1s. (approx 1.48 - 1 = 0.48s). About 16GB/7.6MB = 2015 such stills can be stored on a 16GB card. Nikon suggests less (813 for a 8GB card), probably because not all 8GB (16GB respectively) are available for storage;

- as the manual indicates, the Nikon D7000 can buffer up to 10 NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed 14-bit (size 19.4MB) stills. Assuming I shoot at 6fps, all 19.4 x 6 = 116.4MB will be buffered/processed, and then written to a class 10 card in 116.4/30 = 3.88s. For the same reasons mentioned above, the wait time interval between this burst and a potentially new burst or single shot is expected to be less than 3s. (approx 3.888 - 1 = 2.88s). About 16GB/19.4MB = 824 such stills can be stored on a 16GB card. Nikon suggests less (223 for a 8GB card), probably because not all 8GB (16GB, respectively) are available for storage

I chose a class 6 at 20MB/s for video, because I reasoned that storing of video (even 1080 HD) information is less demanding than storing of stills (much less resolution/size per frame).
The Nikon D7000 can shoot 1080p at 24fps and 720p at 30fps, and can buffer up to 20min of video formated MOV - H.264/MPEG-4 AVC.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Normally Great Cards

I already own two of these and they work flawlessly in my D7000 so I bought two more. The two new ones in my D7000 would both randomly drop off the camera. The problem...Read complete review

I already own two of these and they work flawlessly in my D7000 so I bought two more. The two new ones in my D7000 would both randomly drop off the camera. The problem would follow the new cards from slot to slot, but the older ones worked perfect. The cards would just disappear and be unavailable. Reinsert the card and I was back in business. But who can work that way? Reliability is the most important thing for me. B&H was above awesome with the return - can't say enough about great customer service. I exchanged them for Lexar Prox 133x speed cards. Those card are working great, but are noticeably slower (shooting raw w/ 2nd slot backing up). 3 Stars because I love these cards, 2 stars because I had two in a row that were not not quite right for a D7000.

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5.0

Works, fast, no issues

By Statistician

from Chapel Hill, NC

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Great Value
  • Writes/Reads fast

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portable images/multimedia
    • Storing images/multimedia

    Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

    Used in a Canon T3i for stills (RAW) and hidef video.
    No issues, just works.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    What I needed

    By Pat

    from poquoson, va

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Large Capacity

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portable images/multimedia
      • Storing images/multimedia

      Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

      Using for camera. Holds several photos.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      fantastic!

      By WhiteMules

      from Waterville, ME

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Storing images/multimedia

        Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

        fantasic storage device

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Reliable product!

        By Grigphoto

        from Westfield, MA

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Value
        • Large Capacity
        • Reliable Performance
        • Writes/Reads fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

            I always use SanDisk and never regret it! Reliable!!!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect!

            By SergeK

            from Candiac, Canada

            About Me Semi Pro

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Storing images/multimedia

              Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

              great price, Super fast shipping

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Never runs out

              By Pop

              from Baton Rouge, LA

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Large Capacity

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Storing images/multimedia

                Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

                I upload regularly and delete photos as I upload, so this memory card has been plenty!!

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

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                5.0

                It's good

                By Big Bird

                from Elk Grove, IL

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Value
                • Reliable Performance
                • Writes/Reads fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portable images/multimedia
                  • Storing images/multimedia

                  Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

                  I use it in my Nikon D3100 and it keeps up with burst an video just fine.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Only Sandisk

                  By Oscar Barnack

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  About Me Semi Pro

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Value
                  • Large Capacity
                  • Reliable Performance
                  • Writes/Reads fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portable images/multimedia
                    • Storing images/multimedia

                    Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

                    I use this in my Canon T1i, I only use Sandisk Extreme cards. They have never failed and keep up with any speed I shoot, video included.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    fast enough for HD video

                    By Alan M.

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Reliable Performance
                    • Writes/Reads fast

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

                        I bought two of these for use with my Panasonic HDC-SD90 and they're working well now for about two months. I record 1080p video with a bit rate of 28 Mbps and this memory card has no problem keeping up. I use the SD memory slot on my iMac or PowerBook to copy off the video files.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great memory card

                        By College Student

                        from Central NY

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Value
                        • Large Capacity
                        • Reliable Performance
                        • Writes/Reads fast

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portable images/multimedia
                          • Storing images/multimedia

                          Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

                          I bought this card as a storage device for my Canon T2i DSLR. As a class 10 card, it works great. I have not experienced any problems with it. The only delay I encountered when using it was between shots when shooting in continuous shooting mode while the camera was set to RAW capture. However, this was an expected delay since RAW files for an 18 megapixel camera are huge. It worked fine with no delay with the next highest setting. Overall, this is a great product and can easily handle a day of heavy shooting. When used with the T2i it can store about 610 pictures when set to RAW and obviously many more for the lower memory capture settings on the camera.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Fast card with an affordable price

                          By idoblu

                          from Malaysia

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great Value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Storing images/multimedia

                            Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

                            Good fast card with an okay price. Not too expensive like the Extreme Pro. Only thing I wish is that they have some kind of an indicator to tell you that you bought a genuine Sandisk card like a hologram logo or a serial number.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great value

                            By MichaelJ

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Great Value
                            • Large Capacity
                            • Reliable Performance
                            • Writes/Reads fast

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portable images/multimedia
                              • Storing images/multimedia

                              Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

                              I own two of these cards. I use one with my Panasonic TS3 and one with my Canon T2i. I could not be happier with these cards. Images and movies save extremely fast to these cards; I do not notice any lag time. The very reasonable price makes these cards a great value.

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                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              More storage helps.

                              By The Shooter

                              from Michigan

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Great Value
                              • Reliable Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Storing images/multimedia

                                Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

                                Having enough memory while out shooting all day is important. I like to have enough space to shoot as much as I want, I can always delete at the end of the day. SanDisk cards are reliable.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great card for the price

                                By Rich

                                from Waterloo, ON

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

                                    Use this card in my D7000, couldn't be happier. Can take a lot of photos. Write speed is fairly fast. Best bang for the buck at the moment.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Holds memory

                                    By Mike

                                    from Houston, TX

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

                                    Honestly, how do you review this? If I actually took it to the extremes, I would be under so much duress that I wouldn't even care anymore. Yes, it's that good. It holds data without any errors. 5 stars.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great SD card

                                    By atexasphotog

                                    from San Antonio Texas

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Great Value
                                    • Large Capacity
                                    • Writes/Reads fast

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portable images/multimedia

                                      Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

                                      Just got this for my Canon T3i camera and was happy with the fast transfer rate and quality. Reads and writes pretty fast

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Perfect!

                                      By eodphoto

                                      from Bethesda, MD

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Great Value
                                      • Large Capacity
                                      • Reliable Performance
                                      • Writes/Reads fast

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

                                          Fast and reliable.

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

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                                          5.0

                                          Great

                                          By Dave

                                          from Lexington, KY

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Reliable Performance
                                          • Writes/Reads fast

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

                                              Works as it should.
                                              16GB is large enough for my primary card.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              SanDisk: My Brand of Choice

                                              By jrmy

                                              from Santa Monica, CA

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Great Value
                                              • Large Capacity
                                              • Reliable Performance
                                              • Writes/Reads fast

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Portable images/multimedia
                                                • Storing images/multimedia

                                                Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

                                                The 16GB Extreme SDHC Memory Card by SanDisk performs admirably, and, knowing Sandisk's reputation, reliability isn't an issue.

                                                Love the compact protective case.

                                                Highly recommended.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Always reliable

                                                By Upstater

                                                from Schenectady, NY

                                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Great Value
                                                • Large Capacity
                                                • Reliable Performance

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Portable images/multimedia

                                                  Comments about SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10:

                                                  Have always used Sandisk memory cards and they are always reliable. B&H, likewise, delivers on time and gives great customer service.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal
                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

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