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CF/SD/XQD Performance Database - Continued

Nikon D7000 write speed (firmware A:1.02 B:1.03)
This page was last updated on April 3, 2012


The data in the JPEG and RAW columns in the table below was derived by timing how long it took the Nikon D7000 to write 17 JPEG Fine and then 10 NEF 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 NEF + 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 testing, all cards were first secure erased on a computer, then formatted in the camera. The same test scene was photographed, under the same illumination, for all tests. The identical camera settings and lens were also used throughout.

The D7000 has two SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots.

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
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 27.7MB/s 26.4MB/s 39
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 27.4MB/s 26.2MB/s 38
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 64GB 
SDXC 64GB 27.1MB/s 26.1MB/s 38
Delkin Elite 633 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 27.1MB/s 25MB/s 38
Delkin Elite 633 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 27MB/s 24.9MB/s 38
Lexar Professional 600X 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 25.9MB/s 24.6MB/s 38
SanDisk Extreme Pro 45MB/s 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 25.9MB/s 24.3MB/s 37
Lexar Professional 600X 32GB 
SDHC 32GB 25.5MB/s 24MB/s 37
SanDisk Extreme Pro 45MB/s 32GB 
SDHC 32GB 25.8MB/s 23.9MB/s 36
SanDisk Extreme Pro 45MB/s 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 25.9MB/s 23.9MB/s 37
SanDisk Extreme 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 25.1MB/s 23.7MB/s 36
SanDisk Extreme 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 25.2MB/s 23.2MB/s 36
SanDisk Extreme 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 24.6MB/s 22.9MB/s 36
Kingston UltimateXX 233X 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 25.2MB/s 22.5MB/s 36
Kingston UltimateX 233X 64GB 
SDXC 64GB 24.4MB/s 22.2MB/s 35
SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 23.2MB/s 22.2MB/s 35
SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition 8GB note
SDHC 8GB 23.7MB/s 22.1MB/s 35
Kingston UltimateXX 233X 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 23.6MB/s 21.9MB/s 35
Transcend UHS-1 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 23.6MB/s 21.7MB/s 34
SanDisk Extreme 32GB 
SDHC 32GB 21.5MB/s 20.2MB/s 33
My Digital Discount UHS-1 64GB 
SDXC 64GB 20.5MB/s 18.7MB/s 28
SanDisk Extreme III 2GB 
SD 2GB 18.4MB/s 17.4MB/s 28
PNY Optima PRO 2GB note
SD 2GB 18.8MB/s 17.4MB/s 29
Lexar Professional 133X 4GB note
SDHC 4GB 18.5MB/s 17.3MB/s 28
PhotoFast Class 6 SLC 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 17.9MB/s 17.2MB/s 28
SanDisk Extreme III 1GB 
SD 1GB 18.3MB/s 17.2MB/s 26
SanDisk Extreme III 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 18.2MB/s 16.9MB/s 28
Panasonic UHS-1 R90/W25 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 17.5MB/s 16.6MB/s 27
Panasonic UHS-1 R90/W25 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 17.4MB/s 16.6MB/s 27
SanDisk Extreme HD Video 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 17.5MB/s 16.5MB/s 28
SanDisk Extreme III 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 17.5MB/s 16.4MB/s 28
Lexar Professional 133X 2GB 
SD 2GB 17.8MB/s 16.4MB/s 28
ATP Pro Max 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 18.1MB/s 16.3MB/s 28
ATP Pro Max 2GB 
SD 2GB 17.3MB/s 16.2MB/s 27
SAMSUNG Class 10 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 16.4MB/s 15.4MB/s 25
Ridata Pro 150X 2GB 
SD 2GB 16.3MB/s 15.4MB/s 26
Corsair 133X 2GB 
SD 2GB 15.8MB/s 15.2MB/s 26
Kingston Ultimate 120X 2GB 
SD 2GB 16.5MB/s 15.2MB/s 26
SanDisk Extreme Ducati (SD Plus) 4GB note
SDHC 4GB 15.6MB/s 14.8MB/s 25
Kingston Class 10 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 15.5MB/s 14.7MB/s 25
Kingston Ultimate 133X 1GB 
SD 1GB 15.8MB/s 14.6MB/s 25
Panasonic Pro High Speed 1GB 
SD 1GB 15.7MB/s 14.6MB/s 25
Kingston Class 10 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 15.4MB/s 14.6MB/s 25
Transcend Class 6 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 13.4MB/s 13.6MB/s 24
Lexar Professional 133X 64GB 
SDXC 64GB 13.4MB/s 13.5MB/s 24
Delkin 163X 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 13.8MB/s 13.5MB/s 25
A-Data Class 10 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 14.2MB/s 13.4MB/s 24
Panasonic Gold 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 13.8MB/s 13.2MB/s 24
Sony SF-8NX Class 10 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 17.9MB/s 13.1MB/s 23
SanDisk Ultra 64GB 
SDXC 64GB 14MB/s 13MB/s 24
Panasonic Gold 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 13.7MB/s 13MB/s 24
Patriot LX 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 12.8MB/s 12.9MB/s 23
Hoodman RAW Steel 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 9.8MB/s 12.3MB/s 19
Kingston UltimateX 100X 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 12.7MB/s 12.2MB/s 22
Dane-Elec Proline 200X 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 9.4MB/s 12.1MB/s 19
PhotoFast Class 10 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 9.7MB/s 11.3MB/s 20
Eye-Fi Pro X2 (firmware v5.0008) 8GB note
SDHC 8GB 12MB/s 11.3MB/s 21
Dane-Elec 150Xs 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 11.7MB/s 11.3MB/s 21
ATP 150X Class 6 16GB note
SDHC 16GB 11.7MB/s 11.2MB/s 21
PNY Class 6 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 11.6MB/s 11.1MB/s 21
Delkin PRO 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 11.7MB/s 11.1MB/s 21
Transcend Class 6 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 11.3MB/s 10.9MB/s 21
Transcend Class 6 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 11.1MB/s 10.8MB/s 21
PNY Pro Series Class 10 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 7.4MB/s 10.5MB/s 20
A-Data Turbo 150X 2GB 
SD 2GB 11.1MB/s 10.5MB/s 20
Maxell Extra High Speed 2GB 
SD 2GB 10.8MB/s 10.5MB/s 20
Pretec standard 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 9.9MB/s 10.5MB/s 20
SanDisk Ultra II 32GB 
SDHC 32GB 10.5MB/s 10.2MB/s 20
Transcend 80X 1GB 
SD 1GB 10.2MB/s 9.7MB/s 20
Delkin PRO 2GB 
SD 2GB 10MB/s 9.6MB/s 20
SanDisk Ultra II 2GB 
SD 2GB 8.9MB/s 9.5MB/s 19
Hoodman RAW 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 9.6MB/s 9.3MB/s 19
Kingston Class 6 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 7.6MB/s 9.3MB/s 18
SanDisk Ultra II (SD Plus) 2GB note
SD 2GB 9.6MB/s 9.2MB/s 19
Lexar Platinum II 100X 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 7MB/s 9.2MB/s 18
Fujifilm standard 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 8.8MB/s 8.5MB/s 18
PNY Pro Series Class 10 32GB 
SDHC 32GB 7.1MB/s 8.3MB/s 19
ATP standard 2GB 
SD 2GB 8.7MB/s 8.3MB/s 18
Lexar Full-HD Video 16GB 
SDHC 16GB 8.6MB/s 8.3MB/s 18
Patriot LX 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 9MB/s 8.2MB/s 19
Lexar Professional 60X 1GB 
SD 1GB 8.4MB/s 8.1MB/s 18
SanDisk Ultra II 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 6.3MB/s 7.6MB/s 17
PNY Class 6 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 6.9MB/s 6.8MB/s 16
Kingston Class 6 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 6.1MB/s 6.8MB/s 16
Dane-Elec 150Xs 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 6.9MB/s 6.7MB/s 16
Delkin PRO 4GB 
SDHC 4GB 6.9MB/s 6.7MB/s 16
Lexar Platinum II 100X 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 5.4MB/s 6.5MB/s 16
PNY standard 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 5.8MB/s 5.7MB/s 15
Patriot Class 6 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 4.8MB/s 5.2MB/s 14
Eye-Fi Pro 4GB note
SDHC 4GB 4.1MB/s 5MB/s 14
Transcend Class 2 8GB 
SDHC 8GB 3.6MB/s 3.9MB/s 13
Hama standard 2GB 
SD 2GB 3.9MB/s 3.8MB/s 13
SanDisk standard 1GB 
SD 1GB 2.9MB/s 2.9MB/s 12
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