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CF/SD/XQD Performance Database - Continued

Canon EOS 5D Mark III write speed (firmware version 1.0.7)
This page was last updated on March 31, 2012

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The data in the table below was derived by timing how long it took the Canon EOS 5D Mark III to write 22 Large Fine JPEG and then 12 RAW CR2 photos to the memory card. Timing commenced when the camera's card status light illuminated, and stopped when the light went out. Each test cycle was performed three times (if the card's capacity allowed for that) to ensure accurate results. The data has been converted to megabytes-per-second (MB/s). Higher numbers are better.

The figure in the Burst column represents how many CR2 + JPEG pictures the camera was able to take in 30 seconds. Higher numbers are better, and a relatively small difference in the number of frames captured translates to a noticeable difference in how much faster one card feels than another, when shooting frequent extended bursts.

Prior to both JPEG and RAW CR2 testing, all CompactFlash cards were first secure erased on a computer, then formatted in the camera. SD/SDHC/SDXC cards were cleared for testing using the camera's low level format option. The same scene was photographed, under the same illumination, for all tests. The identical camera settings and lens were also used throughout.
 
The EOS 5D Mark III has two card slots: CompactFlash Type I and SD/SDHC/SDXC.

Note: Early units of the SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB are not compatible with this camera, though the card we tested, which was manufactured in May 2011, works fine.

Interpreting the results The data can be sorted by manufacturer, card type, rated capacity, file format and 30-second burst, in both ascending and descending order, by clicking on the appropriate column header. When sorting by JPEG or RAW, the fastest 10% for that format are highlighted in blue. You can view extra information for a card by clicking the icon to the left of the card's name, or for all cards at once by clicking Show Extra Info in the Memory Card header field. All calculations are based on 1 megabyte = 1,048,576 bytes. The word Error in a results field means the card was not able to complete the test and is most likely incompatible with the camera.

Memory Card  Show Extra Info
Card Size JPEG RAW Burst
Lexar Professional 1000X 32GB 
CF I 32GB 46.8MB/s 80.2MB/s 75
Lexar Professional 1000X 128GB 
CF I 128GB 46.5MB/s 78.7MB/s 74
Lexar Professional 1000X 64GB 
CF I 64GB 46.3MB/s 76.9MB/s 73
Lexar Professional 1000X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 46MB/s 70.1MB/s 67
SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB 
CF I 128GB 45.7MB/s 68.9MB/s 64
SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB 
CF I 32GB 45MB/s 60.6MB/s 57
SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB 
CF I 16GB 44.9MB/s 58.6MB/s 56
SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB 
CF I 64GB 44.8MB/s 58.6MB/s 55
Lexar Professional 600X 32GB 
CF I 32GB 45MB/s 57.4MB/s 54
Lexar Professional 600X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 44.8MB/s 56.4MB/s 53
Lexar Professional 600X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 44.5MB/s 56.1MB/s 53
Duracell Pro Photo 600X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 44.3MB/s 55.6MB/s 52
Delkin CombatFlash 625X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 43.7MB/s 55.6MB/s 52
PhotoFast 533X Plus 16GB 
CF I 16GB 44.3MB/s 55.5MB/s 53
Ridata Lightning 600X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 43.7MB/s 53.9MB/s 51
Delkin CombatFlash 685X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 43MB/s 52.8MB/s 51
Transcend 600X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 42MB/s 52.5MB/s 49
Hoodman RAW 675X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 42.7MB/s 51.8MB/s 50
Lexar Professional 400X 64GB 
CF I 64GB 42.9MB/s 51.8MB/s 49
SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s 8GB 
CF I 8GB 42.7MB/s 50.6MB/s 50
SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s 32GB 
CF I 32GB 41.5MB/s 49.2MB/s 48
SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s 16GB 
CF I 16GB 39.9MB/s 47.6MB/s 46
Transcend 600X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 39.8MB/s 46.6MB/s 46
Lexar Professional 400X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 36.1MB/s 41.9MB/s 41
Lexar Professional 400X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 35.2MB/s 40.2MB/s 39
Transcend UDMA 300X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 34.1MB/s 40MB/s 38
Hoodman RAW 300X (500,000 cycle) 8GB note
CF I 8GB 34.3MB/s 39.9MB/s 39
Lexar Professional 300X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 32.1MB/s 39.7MB/s 38
Hoodman RAW 300X (500,000 cycle) 16GB note
CF I 16GB 33.7MB/s 39.5MB/s 39
SanDisk Extreme IV 45MB/s Edition 4GB note
CF I 4GB 33.6MB/s 39.4MB/s 39
SanDisk Extreme Ducati 8GB 
CF I 8GB 33.9MB/s 38.2MB/s 38
SanDisk Extreme Ducati 4GB 
CF I 4GB 33.8MB/s 38MB/s 38
SanDisk Extreme IV 45MB/s Edition 16GB note
CF I 16GB 32.4MB/s 37.9MB/s 37
Lexar Professional 300X 4GB 
CF I 4GB 29MB/s 37.4MB/s 35
Transcend 400X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 31.6MB/s 37.3MB/s 36
PhotoFast 533X 64GB 
CF I 64GB 31.9MB/s 37.1MB/s 37
Lexar Professional 300X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 28.3MB/s 36.9MB/s 36
A-Data Turbo 350X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 32.3MB/s 36.8MB/s 36
Delkin 700X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 31.4MB/s 36.4MB/s 36
Pretec 333X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 31.4MB/s 36.4MB/s 36
Lexar Professional 300X 32GB 
CF I 32GB 31.6MB/s 36.3MB/s 36
SanDisk Extreme IV 45MB/s Edition 8GB note
CF I 8GB 31.3MB/s 35.9MB/s 36
PNY Optima PRO UDMA 266X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 28.9MB/s 35.4MB/s 35
Dane-Elec 300Xs UDMA 8GB 
CF I 8GB 28.7MB/s 34.9MB/s 35
SanDisk Extreme IV 4GB 
CF I 4GB 31.1MB/s 34.5MB/s 35
Transcend UDMA 300X 4GB 
CF I 4GB 28.2MB/s 34.5MB/s 34
SanDisk Extreme IV 8GB 
CF I 8GB 31MB/s 34.2MB/s 35
Hoodman RAW 300X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 28.3MB/s 33.9MB/s 34
PNY Optima PRO UDMA 266X 4GB 
CF I 4GB 27.7MB/s 33.3MB/s 33
Transcend UDMA 300X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 28MB/s 33.1MB/s 33
Ridata Supreme 300X 4GB 
CF I 4GB 27.3MB/s 32.2MB/s 32
PNY Opt. PRO UDMA (2007) 8GB 
CF I 8GB 26.3MB/s 32MB/s 32
Lexar Professional 233X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 28.6MB/s 31.2MB/s 31
My Digital Discount 600X 64GB 
CF I 64GB 26.8MB/s 29.7MB/s 31
Lexar Professional 233X 4GB 
CF I 4GB 25.4MB/s 29.6MB/s 30
Lexar Professional 233X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 25.4MB/s 29.4MB/s 30
SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition 8GB note
CF I 8GB 25.2MB/s 27.9MB/s 29
SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition 16GB note
CF I 16GB 25.2MB/s 27.5MB/s 29
SanDisk Ultra 30MB/s 4GB 
CF I 4GB 24.4MB/s 26.8MB/s 28
SanDisk Ultra 30MB/s 8GB 
CF I 8GB 24.4MB/s 26.7MB/s 28
SanDisk Ultra 30MB/s 16GB 
CF I 16GB 24MB/s 26.5MB/s 28
SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition 4GB note
CF I 4GB 24MB/s 26.2MB/s 28
SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition 32GB 
CF I 32GB 23.1MB/s 24.5MB/s 26
Dane-Elec Proline 533X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 20.2MB/s 21.8MB/s 24
Delkin UDMA 420X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 19.1MB/s 21MB/s 23
PhotoFast Class 6 SLC 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 18.5MB/s 19.9MB/s 22
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 18MB/s 19.4MB/s 22
SanDisk Extreme 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 17.8MB/s 19.4MB/s 22
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 64GB 
SDXC 64GB 17.9MB/s 19.3MB/s 22
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 17.9MB/s 19.3MB/s 22
Delkin Elite 633 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 18.1MB/s 19.3MB/s 22
SanDisk Extreme 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 17.8MB/s 19.3MB/s 22
Delkin Elite 633 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 17.9MB/s 19.2MB/s 22
Lexar Professional 600X 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 17.8MB/s 19.2MB/s 22
SanDisk Extreme 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 17.7MB/s 19.2MB/s 22
SanDisk Extreme HD Video 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 17.3MB/s 19MB/s 21
Lexar Professional 133X 4GB note
SDHC 4GB 17.7MB/s 18.9MB/s 21
SanDisk Extreme III 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 17.5MB/s 18.9MB/s 21
SanDisk Extreme 32GB 
SDHC 32GB 17.5MB/s 18.9MB/s 21
SanDisk Extreme III 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 17.6MB/s 18.8MB/s 21
Kingston standard 8GB note
CF I 8GB 16.7MB/s 18.7MB/s 21
SanDisk Extreme Pro 45MB/s 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 17.1MB/s 18.6MB/s 21
Lexar Professional 400X 32GB 
SDHC 32GB 17.2MB/s 18.6MB/s 21
Lexar Professional 600X 32GB 
SDHC 32GB 17.5MB/s 18.5MB/s 21
SanDisk Extreme Pro 45MB/s 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 17.1MB/s 18.5MB/s 21
ATP Pro Max 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 17.4MB/s 18.4MB/s 21
SanDisk Extreme Pro 45MB/s 32GB 
SDHC 32GB 16.8MB/s 18.3MB/s 21
Panasonic UHS-1 R90/W25 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 16.9MB/s 18.2MB/s 21
Transcend UHS-1 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 16.8MB/s 18MB/s 21
Panasonic UHS-1 R90/W25 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 16.4MB/s 17.8MB/s 21
SAMSUNG Class 10 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 16MB/s 17.5MB/s 20
Fujifilm 310X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 16.3MB/s 17.4MB/s 20
Hoodman PRO 150X-133X 4GB 
CF I 4GB 16.3MB/s 17.3MB/s 20
My Digital Discount UHS-1 64GB 
SDXC 64GB 15.3MB/s 17.3MB/s 20
Lexar Professional 133X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 15.7MB/s 17MB/s 20
Kingston Ultimate 133X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 15.7MB/s 16.9MB/s 20
SanDisk Extreme Ducati (SD Plus) 4GB note
SDHC 4GB 15.8MB/s 16.9MB/s 20
Kingston Ultimate 600X 32GB 
CF I 32GB 15.9MB/s 16.8MB/s 20
SanDisk Extreme III 4GB note
CF I 4GB 15.5MB/s 16.8MB/s 20
SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition 8GB note
SDHC 8GB 15.8MB/s 16.8MB/s 20
SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 15.6MB/s 16.7MB/s 20
SanDisk Extreme III 8GB 
CF I 8GB 15.3MB/s 16.4MB/s 20
SanDisk Extreme III 12GB 
CF I 12GB 15.4MB/s 16.4MB/s 19
Delkin PRO 305X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 15.3MB/s 16.2MB/s 19
SanDisk Extreme III 16GB 
CF I 16GB 15.3MB/s 16.2MB/s 19
Kingston Class 10 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 15MB/s 16.1MB/s 19
Transcend Class 6 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 15.1MB/s 16.1MB/s 19
A-Data Class 10 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 15.1MB/s 16MB/s 19
Kingston Class 10 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 14.6MB/s 16MB/s 19
PhotoFast Class 10 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 13.8MB/s 15.9MB/s 19
Delkin 163X 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 14.4MB/s 15.9MB/s 19
Kingston Ultimate 266X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 14.1MB/s 15.7MB/s 19
Kingston Ultimate 266X 4GB 
CF I 4GB 14.3MB/s 15.7MB/s 19
Delkin PRO 305X 4GB 
CF I 4GB 14MB/s 15.7MB/s 19
SanDisk Ultra 64GB 
SDXC 64GB 14.2MB/s 15.5MB/s 18
Transcend 266X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 13.8MB/s 15.5MB/s 19
Kingston UltimateXX 233X 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 14.3MB/s 14.9MB/s 18
Panasonic Gold 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 13.5MB/s 14.5MB/s 18
Lexar Professional 133X 64GB 
SDXC 64GB 13.1MB/s 14.5MB/s 18
Panasonic Gold 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 13.7MB/s 14.4MB/s 18
Sony SF-8NX Class 10 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 13MB/s 14.3MB/s 18
Patriot LX 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 13MB/s 14.2MB/s 18
Kingston UltimateX 233X 64GB 
SDXC 64GB 13.4MB/s 14.1MB/s 18
Hoodman RAW Steel 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 9.7MB/s 14.1MB/s 17
Delkin 125X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 13.3MB/s 14MB/s 17
Hoodman RAW 280X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 12.6MB/s 13.8MB/s 17
Hoodman RAW 280X 4GB 
CF I 4GB 12.4MB/s 13.7MB/s 17
ATP Pro Max II 300X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 12.2MB/s 13.6MB/s 17
Kingston UltimateXX 233X 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 13MB/s 13.5MB/s 17
Lexar Platinum II 80X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 12.7MB/s 13.5MB/s 17
Ridata Pro 150X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 12.7MB/s 13.2MB/s 17
Kingston Class 6 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 12.1MB/s 13MB/s 17
Transcend 133X 32GB 
CF I 32GB 12.1MB/s 12.9MB/s 17
Lexar Platinum II 200X 8GB 
CF I 8GB 12.2MB/s 12.8MB/s 16
Transcend 120X 4GB 
CF I 4GB 12.3MB/s 12.7MB/s 16
Kingston UltimateX 100X 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 11.4MB/s 12.6MB/s 17
PNY Pro Series Class 10 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 7.4MB/s 12.4MB/s 16
Eye-Fi Pro X2 (firmware v5.0008) 8GB note
SDHC 8GB 11.6MB/s 12.4MB/s 16
Dane-Elec 150Xs 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 11.6MB/s 12.3MB/s 16
Delkin PRO 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 11.5MB/s 12.1MB/s 16
PNY Class 6 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 11.4MB/s 12.1MB/s 16
Dane-Elec Proline 200X 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 7.9MB/s 12.1MB/s 15
ATP 150X Class 6 16GB note
SDHC 16GB 11.3MB/s 12.1MB/s 16
Transcend Class 6 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 11.3MB/s 11.8MB/s 16
Transcend Class 6 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 11.1MB/s 11.8MB/s 16
Pretec standard 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 10.3MB/s 11.1MB/s 15
Lexar Professional 133X 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 6.6MB/s 10.8MB/s 15
SanDisk Ultra II 32GB 
SDHC 32GB 10.4MB/s 10.6MB/s 15
Transcend 133X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 9.2MB/s 10.6MB/s 15
ATP Pro Max 4GB 
CF I 4GB 10.1MB/s 10.5MB/s 15
Kingston Elite Pro 16GB 
CF I 16GB 9.4MB/s 10.4MB/s 15
SanDisk Ultra II 4GB 
CF I 4GB 10.1MB/s 10.4MB/s 15
Lexar Platinum II 100X 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 6.5MB/s 10.4MB/s 15
Lexar 80X (3rd ed.) 4GB note
CF I 4GB 9.9MB/s 10.2MB/s 15
Hoodman RAW 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 9.6MB/s 10MB/s 14
Ridata Lightning 233X 16GB 
CF I 16GB 8.6MB/s 9.9MB/s 14
SanDisk Ultra II 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 9.4MB/s 9.9MB/s 14
PNY Pro Series Class 10 32GB 
SDHC 32GB 6.7MB/s 9.7MB/s 15
SanDisk Ultra II 8GB 
CF I 8GB 9MB/s 9.6MB/s 14
Patriot LX 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 8.9MB/s 9.5MB/s 14
Fujifilm standard 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 8.8MB/s 9.2MB/s 14
Lexar Full-HD Video 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 8.5MB/s 8.8MB/s 13
Kingston Class 6 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 7.5MB/s 8MB/s 13
Dane-Elec 150Xs 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 6.8MB/s 7MB/s 12
Delkin PRO 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 6.8MB/s 7MB/s 12
Lexar Platinum II 100X 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 5.2MB/s 7MB/s 12
PNY Class 6 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 6.6MB/s 7MB/s 12
Fujifilm 310X 4GB 
CF I 4GB 6.5MB/s 6.7MB/s 12
Lexar Professional 133X 4GB 
CF I 4GB 6.5MB/s 6.7MB/s 12
Eye-Fi Pro 4GB note
SDHC 4GB 6.5MB/s 6.6MB/s 12
Kingston Ultimate 100X 4GB 
CF I 4GB 6MB/s 6.3MB/s 11
Patriot Class 6 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 6MB/s 6.3MB/s 11
Kingston standard 4GB note
CF I 4GB 6.1MB/s 6.2MB/s 11
PNY standard 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 5.8MB/s 6MB/s 11
SanDisk standard 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 5.2MB/s 5.3MB/s 11
Transcend Class 2 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 4.2MB/s 4.4MB/s 10
SanDisk standard 4GB 
CF I 4GB 4.1MB/s 4.2MB/s 10
Delkin PRO 8GB 
CF I 8GB 4MB/s 4.1MB/s 10
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