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Kingston16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x
 
4.4

(based on 108 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great value (67)
  • Writes/reads fast (67)
  • Large capacity (61)
  • Reliable (61)
  • Easy to use (54)

Cons

  • Writes/reads slow (10)
  • Capability issues (6)
  • Unreliable performance (4)

Best Uses

  • Portable images/multimedia (42)
  • Storing images/multimedia (34)
  • Photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi pro (38), Enthusiast (33), Professional (28), Casual user (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (53), Business (46)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (96), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great performance

I bought this to use with my Canon 7D. It worked flawlessly with the camera... but I was really impressed when I plugged the card into my computer. Download speeds were terrific....Read complete review

I bought this to use with my Canon 7D. It worked flawlessly with the camera... but I was really impressed when I plugged the card into my computer. Download speeds were terrific. Even opening RAW files in PS directly from the card was lightning fast. I'm very glad I didn't pay more for a Sandisk or Lexar product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unreliable - Use at your own risk

I'm going with 2 stars on this one because 1 out of 2 isn't too bad.

These cards work when they work. 600x speed is negotiable. So far I get...Read complete review

I'm going with 2 stars on this one because 1 out of 2 isn't too bad.

These cards work when they work. 600x speed is negotiable. So far I get about 30-45mb/s in windows 7 from a direct to SATA card reader - not usb. This is also the case with my lexar express card CF reader. Same speeds.

Now for the bad stuff:
1 card has lost not only 1 critical clip during a film shoot, but also 2 other clips during wedding video shoots which is not okay. My 7D froze on this one card pretty bad - I upgraded the firmware to address the camera going into "busy" mode, but now instead it just drops the last clip it was writting to this card.

Also the 1 card (I have 2) transfers at 10mb/s while the other is 30-45mb/s as expected. These cards are also rated at 90mb/s which I've never seen even close to these transfer speeds. I would say they are closer to 50mb/s.

I'm a highly technical cinematographer who also writes a lot of software as a software architect so I know what I'm talking about when it comes to technology reviews.

1 card works as expected. No issues there, but after 3 shoots of failed clips the other card is total junk. I would never expect this kind of thing from some other manufacturers who are 100% reliable 100% of the time in 100% of the cameras and devices out there.

The limited duration waranty should tell you everything you need to know. There's a reason other manufacturers - including Kingston - offer a lifetime warranty on their cards. This one is not one of those.

Reviewed by 108 customers

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5.0

Great CF Card

By c0untrygirl

from Mid Michigan

About Me Semi Pro

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Large Capacity
  • Reliable Performance
  • Writes/Reads fast

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

      This memory card hold a lot of photo, even when shooting RAW. It's just what I need. It has been reliable so far.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Good Card

      By Heywood63

      from Ga

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Large Capacity
      • Reliable Performance
      • Writes/Reads fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portable images/multimedia

        Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

        Have had no problems with any of my Kingston cards

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Really fast

        By Spike

        from Italy

        Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

        This CF card is really fast and can be used to obtain a long burst both in raw or jpeg formats. Also the reading speed when connected to a USB 3.0 device is high.The only problem that I have faced is the compatibility with USB 3.0 card reader, it seems that not all are compatible with the card (but this may depend on various factor, I cannot assure that it depends on the reader)

         
        5.0

        Works Great!

        By Bryan

        from Dawsonville, GA

        About Me Semi Pro

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

            Like most all Kingston products this CF card works great, reads and writes super fast.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great for the price!!!

            By Spanky

            from Madisoville, La.

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Value

            Cons

            • Unreliable Performance

            Best Uses

            • Portable images/multimedia

            Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

            I use this card with my Canon 7D and I have not had a problem since i recieved it. It would get 5 stars but I found shooting sporting events it lagged back some as I shot in burst.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            very good card. as expected

            By Nik

            from Wall, Texas

            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

              Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

              very good card. as expected

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              SPEED DEMON

              By warbonnets

              from Nebraska

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography

                Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                This card is fast! I use it in a Canon 7D and I have yet to fill up the camera buffer. This is my second Kingston card and I highly recommend them.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Card at a great price

                By im2farr

                from Michigan

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portable images/multimedia

                  Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                  use the card for amateur photography with a Canon 5D. Card works great and fast. As always, great service and fast shipping from B&H

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Great all around card

                  By MacKillop

                  from Chattanooga, TN

                  About Me Semi Pro

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                  Card read and writes quickly. A great product at a great price.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent choice...

                  By Otheos

                  from Stanhope, NJ

                  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 Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                    Use with my Canon 5D Mark II. Fast, consistent performance. No complaints.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    The quality of the 16GB 266x just faster

                    By TASH

                    from Ventura County, CA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Value
                    • Reliable Performance
                    • Writes/Reads fast

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                        I'm a professional photographer and I use Kingston memory cards when i shoot weddings, I have used the more expensive photo specific brands like Hoodman but am just as happy with the Kingston. I have used the 266x for a while and decided to spend the little more for the 600x, get that faster processing speed and i am once again very pleased.

                         
                        5.0

                        Fast and Reliable

                        By BVBfoto

                        from Richmond, Va

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                        I have trusted Kingston products for years and they have never failed me.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        1.0

                        Very Disappointing

                        By CarnieMan

                        from Melbourne, AUS

                        About Me Professional

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Unreliable Performance

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                            After taking a chance on a Kingston 32GB elite pro card a number of years ago and having good results, I had no qualms about purchasing another Kingstone CF card. Unfortunately after only 2 weeks this card became unreadable. As a working professional this risk to me and my clients is entirely unacceptable and Kingston will not be receiving my business again.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                             
                            5.0

                            BUY THIS NOW

                            By Alpha Design Photography

                            from NY NY

                            About Me Semi Pro

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Video Recordingpic
                              • Portable images/multimedia
                              • Storing images/multimedia

                              Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                              The speed of this card at reading and writing, the amount of space/GB and the price make this card a must have. Great quality and great price. Cant beat this deal and ive tried !!!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Awesome card

                              By Sara Gold

                              from las vegas, nv

                              About Me Semi Pro

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                              fast write speed

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              As good as they come

                              By Buddhabobb

                              from Napa, CA

                              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 Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                                I use it with my Sony A850, a 24 mp camera that has massive files. Faster than the speed of light! I love it.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                A Solid Performer

                                By Picture Popper

                                from Hutchinson, MN

                                About Me Semi Pro

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Great Value
                                • Reliable Performance
                                • Writes/Reads fast

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                                    I use three of these cards in my Canon 7D and Canon 5D Mark 2. I like the size, as I don't want 48 gig of a wedding all on 1 card. Also, the speed of them is sufficient to never have any problems recording video. They have been used hard and never give me problems. The price is also great.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Great Value

                                    By Into the Woods Photography

                                    from Flint, MI

                                    About Me Semi Pro

                                    See all my reviews

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portable images/multimedia
                                      • Storing images/multimedia

                                      Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                                      This is a great product and the cost is even better. Used for both personal and business images, I am very happy with my purchase. The only draw back was that I had to order a new card reader as the one I had would not recognize the cards but a simple fix.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Great value and performance

                                      By A Studio Photography

                                      from Canton, Ohio

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Photography
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                                        This is one of many memory cards I use for shooting video with my Canon 7D. The speed of the card is good and the build seems to be good as well. The only problem I had was it wouldn't work with my Belkin USB 2.0 card reader. I had to use my Lexar Firewire card reader. Other than that it has been awesome. I plan on buying more.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Trusted memory

                                        By BVBfoto

                                        from Richmond, Va

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                                            I have used and trusted Kingston memory (as well as other products they make) for a long time and never had one fail me yet.

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

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