SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS –I Card 8GB

By on April 24, 2011
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We take a quick look SanDisk’s UHS Speed 1 SDHC card.

Recently, I shelled out over Dhs3,000 for a Canon 550D which came with everything an amateur photographer could need including a tripod, carry case and SDHC card. This generally makes for a great start but as you get better with the camera and start appreciating its features, you’ll want to get more out of it, whether it’s getting better lenses for better quality pictures or getting a better SDHC card for better performance.

One of the problems with the standard SDHC card that came with the camera was that it was a Class 4 specification, which meant that I couldn’t use the camera to record videos of over 5 seconds. This meant that if I wanted to record videos and I obviously did, I had to upgrade to a higher class SDHC card.

Hence, we take a look at the SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS –I Card 8GB – the top of the range card available from Sandisk at the moment. Here are some features that make it stand out:

Up to 45 MB/s (300X read/write) speeds
What this means that when you snap pictures or take videos, it writes to the card much faster than a standard SHDC card. Where this makes a big difference in particular is when you take burst shots on your camera. It also means that you can transfer files faster to your computer. If you’re like me and usually have hundreds of pictures on your memory card at any given time, you’ll appreciate how fast it is to load up and transfer.

Full HD video
UHS Speed Class 1 is pretty much the fastest at the moment and makes for some awesome full HD videos.

Temperature proof, water proof, shock proof, and x-ray proof
This means you can take it out to the desert and take pictures in extreme conditions without worrying about damaging your SD card.

Overall, the SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card is a worthy upgrade if you want better performance and video out of your new DSLR or camcorder. The transfer speeds are brilliant and this card really shines when it comes to burst shots.


Hitesh is a tech/games journalist and Business Development Manager for the Tbreak Network.

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