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Best Nikon Coolpix P900 SD Memory Cards

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Nikon Coolpix P900 SD Memory Card Compatibility

´╗┐The Nikon P900 is able to use SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. Burst shooting and video need SD memory cards with high card write speeds.

An incorrect SD memory card can wreck the overall performance of your camera.

Just want to have a SD card that works with the camera? Here is my recommendation on the memory card for use with your Nikon P900:

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SanDisk Ultra 64GB SD Card
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  • UHS-I, U1, and Class 10 Speed Rating. Can sustain 10MB/s write speeds.
  • Excellent choice for photos.
  • Capable of recording Full HD (1920x1080) Video.
  • Inexpensive with more than good enough performance.
  • Larger capacities are available for a reasonable price.

Best SD Cards

Cards are now drastically lower priced than when the camera was originally revealed.

Seeing as how low the cost are, it doesn’t be advisable to purchase anything other than a high-quality memory card.

SanDisk Extreme Pro, Lexar Professional, and PNY Elite Performance cards have excellent performance and dependability. I have not experienced a card failure or corrupted data with any of those SD cards.

Every last complication I have had has been with low-cost unbranded memory cards. Trying to save a small amount of money is not worthwhile if your P900 is not going to function correctly.

To spend less, select a lower capacity SD card from a quality manufacturer. That way, you’ll know your images are safe and sound on the memory card.

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SanDisk Ultra 64GB SD Card
Check prices on: Amazon
  • UHS-I, U1, and Class 10 Speed Rating. Can sustain 10MB/s write speeds.
  • Excellent choice for photos.
  • Capable of recording Full HD (1920x1080) Video.
  • Inexpensive with more than good enough performance.
  • Larger capacities are available for a reasonable price.

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PNY Elite-X 128GB SD Card
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  • UHS-I, U3, V30, and Class 10 Speed Rating. Can sustain 30MB/s write speeds.
  • Good for burst shooting photos and recording 4K video.
  • Larger capacity cards are available.
  • Reliable & Durable: Magnet Proof, Shock Proof, Temperature Proof, Waterproof.

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SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB SD Card
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  • Comparatively expensive for faster read speeds.
  • UHS-I, U3, V30, and Class 10 Speed Rating. Can sustain 30MB/s write speeds.
  • Only makes sense for professional use or if you need the largest storage capacity available.
  • Temperature-proof, waterproof, shock-proof, and X-ray-proof.

Nikon P900 SD Card Compatibility

You can only use SDXC, SDHC, and SD memory cards with the Nikon P900. Check to make sure that you have the most up to date firmware installed on your camera for the best performance.

The newest cards, SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity), aren’t compatible with the P900.

Four different kinds of Secure Digital (SD) cards that you need to pay attention to. You can tell them apart by looking at their storage size.

  • SD (Secure Digital) - 128MB to 2GB.
  • SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) - 4GB to 32GB.
  • SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) - 64GB to 2TB.
  • SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity) - 4TB to 128TB.

Image Capacity

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SD Card Contacts

Here’s an estimation of the volume of maximum-quality JPEGs pictures you should be expecting to fit on a card:

  • 16GB - 4,640 images
  • 32GB - 9,280 images
  • 64GB - 18,560 images
  • 128GB - 37,120 images

Speed, Class, & UHS Ratings

Card Speed

Speed ratings of an SD memory card is based on the sequential write and read transfer speeds of the card. The write speed of a card is essential for clearing the buffer for continuous shooting and recording video.

A slow memory card can reduce the number of continuous frames the Nikon P900 can take. This is due to the camera’s buffer not being able to write to the card quickly enough.

When shooting video, a slow memory card can cause an abrupt end to shooting. The video file could also end up being corrupted. If you intend to capture video, it is essential the card you use meets the required minimum write speed for video.

Read speed is nice to have for file transfers to a computer or laptop. If you have cards that are full, a memory card with a fast read speed will cut down on the time it takes the transfer to finish.

Speed Class Rating

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SD Card Speed Class

The continuous write speed of an SD memory card is the factor that determines the Class rating. Memory cards that have a write speed of 10MB/s will be rated Class 10.

  • Class 2 - 2MB/s
  • Class 4 - 4MB/s
  • Class 6 - 6MB/s
  • Class 8 - 8MB/s
  • Class 10 - 10MB/s or faster

Every brand of SD memory card that you can buy today will be rated Class 10. You can check the class rating of a SD memory card by finding a number inside of a C on the front label.

Ultra High Speed (UHS)

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Example of UHS Rating

The Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus is found in SDUC, SDXC, and SDHC cards. UHS makes it possible for faster data transfer rates.

There are 3 different specifications. They are called UHS-I, UHS-II, and UHS-III.

You can determine the UHS rating of a card by checking the front of the card. If the memory card has UHS, a Roman numeral I, II, or III will be on the label.

  • UHS-I - Maximum transfer rate of 104 MB/s
  • UHS-II - Maximum transfer rate of 312 MB/s
  • UHS-III - Maximum transfer rate of 624 MB/s

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