Best SD, SDHC, SDXC cards for Nikon D7000
Nikon’s D7000 features a 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor, 6 fps continuous shooting and Full 1080p HD Movies with full time autofocus. NikonD7000 uses SD/ SDHC/SDXC cards. There are many different brands of SD/SDHC/SDXC cards with different speeds. Which brands are the best? How much memory do you need?
The speed ratings of SD/SDHC/SDXC cards are very confusing for consumers. The speed Class Rating are the official standard defined by SD association. The speed is defined as the minimum transfer speed
- Class 4: 4 MByte/s or 26X
- Class 6: 6 MByte/s 0r 40X
- Class 10: 10 MByte/s or 66x
The reliability of SD/SDHC cards are extremely important for digital SLRs. I learned this lesson in a hard way after my SDHC card failed and I lost all the photos and videos on the card. Since the price of the SD/SDHC cards are down so much, it is better off to buy good and reliable cards.
Considering the value, reliability and speed, the best cards to use with Nikon D7000 are SanDisk Extreme III SDHC cards. SanDisk Extreme III SDHC card 8G. Other good brands include Lexar professional 133x SDHC cards. You will need at least two 8G Sd cards.