The Best Memory Cards for the Sony A560
The A560 has only one card slot that can use SD cards. SD memory cards with a maximum storage capacity of 32GB will work in the camera.
An error code will be displayed if you try to use an SD memory card that has a capacity of 64GB or larger. For more storage space, you’ll need to buy additional memory cards. The read and write speeds of SD memory cards are the important features to care about.
Sony PRO Duo and PRO-HG Duo cards can also be used in the camera. They are limited to a maximum capacity of 16GB. PRO Duo and PRO-HG Duo memory cards are no recommended as they are discontinued and expensive to buy.
Faster read speeds will greatly reduce the time necessary to transfer files, especially if your A560 gets constantly used. A feature that is very good to have is UHS-I as it allows for fast speeds with a compatible card reader.
Getting a top level memory card also will help to future proof the SD memory card for use in another device. This will help you avoid a situation where you cannot use a feature on a camera, such as recording 4k video, because the memory card’s write speed is not fast enough.
Now is a good opportunity to be certain the lens or lenses you have are a good match for the kinds of photography you are interested in. Take a look at the best lenses for the A560.The SDHC format was announced in 2006. All 32GB cards that are currently being produced will have almost identical performance. You cannot go wrong buying the cheapest class 10 name brand card. At the time of writing this, the PNY Elite 32GB SD memory card has the best price.
Best SD Cards
Since the A560 was introduced, memory card prices have gone down and storage capacities have gotten substantially larger. The price difference between the fastest card and a cheap one is unexpectedly little. Price is more tied to storage, with the bigger SD memory cards costing more money.
Buying the highest capacity cards makes sense if you are going to shoot a huge amount of RAW files for action, sports, events, or wildlife photography. Another contributing factor could be if you are going to upgrade your camera or use the memory card in other devices.
I believe that the SanDisk Extreme Pro line of sd cards are often the best option for most conditions. They are extremely fast cards which means they have the best prospect of working in future digital cameras or devices that use SD cards.
PNY Elite Performance And Lexar Professional are other cards that I have had excellent experiences with. I have not had files or images become damaged or lost on any of these cards. If a failure did occur, all of the manufacturers provide image recovery software.
When I have experienced problems it has been with generic SD cards. Having a low price or being a bundled item are the main attractions of these cards. However, this is also the most common kind of card to be misrepresented.
A label that claims Class 10 speed is really easy to put on a Class 4 card. When the camera image processor starts writing data there is destined to be an error or unreadable images if the card’s write speed doesn’t meet the requirements.
Storage capacity controls a big portion of the cost. You will be better off by buying a card with lower storage capacity to reduce cost as opposed to using a relabeled brand. Read and write speeds are important as they will impact your enjoyment of the A560.
Recommended SD Cards
- Sequential read speed of up to 100MB/s
- Class 10, U1 rating delivers speed and performance for full HD photography and HD videography.
- V10 video speed rating to capture uninterrupted HD video at 1920x1080 format
- Compatible with point & shoot cameras, DSLR cameras, standard & advanced HD-enabled video cameras, and more
- Reliable & Durable: Magnet Proof, Shock Proof, Temperature Proof, Waterproof
- Quick transfer read speeds up to 90MB/s.
- Write speeds are not capable of recording 4k video.
- Class 10 rating for Full HD video (1080p).
- Waterproof, temperature proof, X-ray Proof, magnet-Proof, and shockproof.
- UHS Speed Class 1 (U1) supports Full HD video and burst shots. 130MB/s transfer speeds1 let you upload footage to your PC in an instant.
- Built to survive tough conditions and heavy usage, whether you’re at home, outside, or on the go. Backed by 10-year limited warranty.
- Highly durable with comprehensive 7-proof protection.
- Backed by a 10 year warranty.
Memory Card Reader
The UGreen 4-in-1 memory card reader supports four types of memory cards. These include everything camera manufacturers use in all but the latest professional-level cameras.
The UGREEN reader has a USB 3.0 connection. The USB 3.0 transfer speeds will be faster transfer speeds than what the A560 can reach transferring files with the USB mode.
There are plenty of favorable customer reviews for the UGREEN reader, which I agree with. It’s a good product because the card reader has been recognized by all the computers (Windows, Mac, and Linux) I have used with it.
The cable keeps card slots from being blocked by other accessories or devices that are plugged into another USB or nearby port.
When I looked for a card reader that would be better for travel, I had to go through the return process with several orders. I experienced the most common problem in customer reviews, the readers were not recognized by my computer.
The UGREEN reader can use the card formats below:
- CompactFlash Cards
- SD, SDHC, & SDXC Cards (UHS-I supported)
- Memory Stick (MS), MS Pro, MS PRO-HG, & MS XC DUO
- MicroSD, Micro SDHC, & Micro SDXC Cards