New Products / Wifi Enabled and 90Mb Write Speed with SanDisk Extreme Pro

Take pictures with my camera using my camera phone?? hmmm...

 Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter : this along with a free app either for Apple or Android devices allows the user to remotely view and control your camera from your phone. I can access photos from my camera, put them straight into an email, or store on the cloud. For those just curious of what I see through my camera, you can hold my phone and see instantly the images captured. Just so many options to tinker with and have Fun.

With Great Power comes Great Question-ability....

With a jump to 30mb files from all those beautiful 24 mega pixels, it was time to upgrade my storage. Now a tip for those looking for memory cards. The card companies always advertise the Highest Read Speed capable of any card. This number illustrates the time it takes for your PC to see your files. Most Write Speeds are substantially Lower than this read speed. The Write Speed is Most Important and can also be Misleading as advertised without reading the small print

Write Speed is also advertised the highest ability that your PC can write to the card. You cameras write speed on the other hand, varies from model to model.

Make Sure you find the write specifications of your camera and the card itself before purchasing. This will ensure you get the most of your cameras capability. You do not want to undercut your cameras ability but at the same time you do not want to spend money on something that has a specification that greatly surpasses your cameras ability. If your camera can not take advantage of the higher speeds than in my opinion would just be a waste of money to purchase something greater.

Personal Example..

In my case most of my images are around 30Mb. So my original card I figured  I should be ok with what I thought had 30Mb of write speed. I was Wrong, and I hope my experiences will help you.

I always bought the cards that advertised 30Mb never knowing what it really meant. I just knew it made a huge difference in my older camera when I had started using them. I also took into account the reliability the cards had and I'd just buy more for my new buddy especially with the price drops. 

Lessons Learned...

Manufacturers Advertise the Highest Read Speed of any given card. Very few companies consistently give the Write Speeds unless they are extremely high and use this to promote the product. I have seen the same manufacturer give read/write speed on one model of storage and not another. They would simply advertise the read and in later print say the write speeds are lower.

Most cards I have found on average tend to write about half the speed of the read specifications. There are cards that can do both pretty equal so look for those as I have done.

This is the card I purchased as you will see can write 90Mb and read 95Mb. My camera can write up to 99Mb.