What is SD, SDHC, SDXC?

  • Memory cards come in a variety of storage capacities, speed classes and three different physical sizes -- SD memory card, miniSD memory card, and microSD memory card.

  • Base on SD card capacity, it can be SD, SDHC, SDXC, Three typies. 

  • Video cameras requires SDHC and SDXC micro SD card. 

  • Reference: https://www.sdcard.org/consumers/choices/index.html

SD Card Speed- SD Speed Class/UHS Speed Class

  • As a characteristic of flash memory, actual transfer speed varies. Variable speeds are difficult to reliably record streaming content such as video because it requires a constant writing speed.

  • Speed Class and UHS Speed Class provide the constant speed necessary for video recording by designating a minimum writing performance so that minimum and constant speed could be achieved for camcorders, video recorders and other devices with video recording capabilities under the conditional write operation specified in the standard.

  • Speed Class, designated as Class 2, 4, 6 and 10, is designed for normal and high speed bus interface (mode) and UHS Speed Classes 1 and 3 are designed for UHS bus interface*. (Speed Class and the UHS Speed Class are not compatible.)

  • UHS (Ultra High Speed), the fastest performance category available today, defines bus-interface speeds up to 312 Megabytes

  • Video cameras requires Speed Class 10, UHS Speed Class 1 or above.  

  • Reference: https://www.sdcard.org/consumers/speed/index.html

BUS Speed and Max. Speed

  •  Bus speed is industry standard, can refer below,

  • Max speed is creatred by SD memory card manufacturers, Max speed is printed on SD card or the package.

  • Higher maximum speeds, which indicate read/write speeds in megabytes per second, allow photographers to take more consecutive pictures in burst mode than lower maximum speeds allow.

  • Higher maximum speeds also enable faster data transfer to your computer.

  • Reference: https://www.sdcard.org/consumers/speed/bus_speed/index.html

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