SanDisk 16gb Extreme® III 30MB/s Edition SDHC High Performance Card now available

Amazon just got them in stock. If you own a Nikon D90, this is a "must have" item that supports - 30MB/s transfer speed. This SDHC card was designed specifically for the D90. Here is the official press release.
Amazon US / Amazon DE / Amazon FR


In stock also in B&H.
"The Nikon D90 is the industry’s first DSLR camera to support SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC cards at increased performance. Featuring a 50-percent speed boost from previous 20MB/s cards, the new SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC card makes it possible to record 39 images in continuous shooting mode at 4.5 frames per second with a file size of 6.0 MB JPEG L Fine per image.3 The Nikon D90 camera captures high-resolution, 12.3 megapixel still images, and it is Nikon’s first DSLR to offer movie recording capability."
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  • Greg

    Why is 30MB/s “perfect for video”???

    The D90 video feature only records at a rate of ~2MB/sec, so this card’s speed offers no advantages for video recording.

  • dan rydell

    What’s the benefit of 30 Mb/s over 20 for the D90? Both for stills and video?

  • dan rydell

    With stills, I’m specifically talking about shooting RAW.

  • Blog Admin

    What I am trying to say is that D90 video files are larger and the transfer rate will be higher, not the write speed:

    When placed in SanDisk’s new ImageMate® Multi-Card USB 2.0 Reader/Writer, still images and video can be transferred from the new SDHC card to a computer up to 30MB/s, greatly reducing the waiting time to offload large files from the card to the computer.
  • cameron

    i have old sandisk ultra II 16GB card and works fine on my new d90

  • Anonymous

    about 4 minutes when coping a full card 🙂 To me it is not worth it.

  • Mozart

    The problem is that my D90 can only take 4-6 raw images in continuous shooting mode before the Ultra II card limits the possibility to continue at 4.5 images per second. After the first few images the camera starts to take 1-2 raw images per second while waiting for the SD card to save them.

    This faster memory solves this, I hope 🙂

  • cameron

    …not everybody uses d70/d80/d90 in continuous shooting mode, i hardly touch the CH mode on my d90

  • Jovan

    This post is worrisome. I ordered this card from an Office Depot affiliate over two weeks ago. It’s just been sitting in my home office waiting for my D90 body only to arrive. If Amazon JUST got these in stock, how late will they be with the D90 body-only orders??

  • NNatic

    I bought mine from Adorama on Sunday just in time to get my rebate (before they extended it 🙁 ).

    I hope to get it soon. If i can spend 1300 bucks on a camera, i surely can spend 40 bucks on the best memory card out there.

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