Support Where To Buy
Memory
SSD
USB Drives
Flash Cards
Wireless
Embedded
MEMORY SEARCH

SD Cards

Class

Class 4

Class 10 UHS-I

Class 10 UHS-I

UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)

Speed 4MB/s+ 45MB/s read, 10MB/s write 90MB/s read, 45MB/s write 90MB/s read, 80MB/s write
Use point & shoot photos,
standard video
photos, full HD video burst mode photos,
HD & 3D video
burst mode photos,
4K video
  • Waterproof9
    Shock and vibration proof10
    Protected from airport X-rays11
    Temperature proof12
  • Class 4 SDHC

    Best for point-and-shoot cameras

    • Designed for high-quality digital and still cameras
    • Minimum transfer rate of 4MB/s
    • Supports FAT32 file format
    • Lifetime warranty8, free technical support
  • Awards and Reviews
    • "The Kingston 4GB SDHC Class 4 good enough to use for low entry and middle class DSLR camera, especially for shooting modes and should not be used to capture video."

      Read Full Review
    Select Capacity


    List Price:  $6.00
    Price:  $3.90
    You Save:  $2.10 (35%)
  • Waterproof9
    Shock and vibration proof10
    Protected from airport X-rays11
    Temperature proof12
  • Class 10 UHS-I SDHC/SDXC

    Fast speeds to capture full HD video.

    • Class 10 UHS-I speeds
    • Multiple capacities up to 128GB
    • Built and tested to withstand harsh environments
  • Select Capacity



    List Price:  $10.00
    Price:  $7.15
    You Save:  $2.85 (28%)
  • Waterproof9
    Shock and vibration proof10
    Protected from airport X-rays11
    Temperature proof12
  • Class 10 UHS-I SDHC/SDXC

    Best for full HD video recording, 3D video, fast-action HD stills

    • UHS-I technology
    • Supports full 1080p HD video and 3D video
    • Higher sustained write speeds support continuous burst mode and reduce stutter
    • 16GB and 32GB compatible with SDHC
    • 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB compatible with SDXC
    • Lifetime warranty8, free technical support
  • Awards and Reviews
    • "Read speeds were particularly great, as seen from ATTO and Crystal Disk Mark, offering an additional buffer or performance gain around 10%."

      Read Full Review
    • "With a rated write speeds of up to 45 MB/s and 256 GB of storage capacity, Kingston claims you can record up to 1,280 minutes of full 1080p HD video at 24 fps without stuttering."

      Read Full Review
    • "Completed with read and write speed 90MB/s and 45MB/s, this SD card also has big capacity 256GB and UHS-1 technology that make you possible to save video with resolutions Full HD 1080p and 3D video. You can also sav..."

      Read Full Review
    • "Read and Write performance generated by the SD card is also quite good and ready to help make a video or ..."

      Read Full Review
    • "Using the SDA10/64GB in our Nikon D7000 and NEX-5N was like removing the lingering worry of that “memory ..."

      Read Full Review
    • "Using the SDA10/64GB in our Nikon D7000 and NEX-5N was like removing the lingering worry of that “memory ..."

      Read Full Review
    Select Capacity





    List Price:  $16.00
    Price:  $11.05
    You Save:  $4.95 (30%)
  • Waterproof9
    Shock and vibration proof10
    Protected from airport X-rays11
    Temperature proof12
  • SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3

    Use: Professional HD video and photography

    • Ideal for high-performance D-SLR and D-SLM cameras and 4K camcorders
    • Impressive UHS-I Class 3 performance for 4K or 2K video
    • Storage capacities from 32–256GB for thousands of photos and hours of video
    • Lifetime warranty8, free technical support
  • Awards and Reviews
    • "Based on our test, the avarage read and write performance is around 40MB/s. we didn’t find any unstable g..."

      Read Full Review
    • "To move a 1GB file from the computer to the SD card, the time taken is 73 seconds. while from the SD card..."

      Read Full Review
    • "This memory card is guaranteed to smoothly and quickly handle recording and playback of videos on your device with its blistering read and write speeds."

      Read Full Review
    Select Capacity



    List Price:  $34.00
    Price:  $24.05
    You Save:  $9.95 (29%)

Learn More

Understanding speed classes

The SD card association defines card speeds using two terms: Speed Class and UHS Speed Class. 

  • Speed class is the original rating used and the number defines the card speed; 4 for 4MB/s, 6 for 6MB/s. etc.
  • UHS (Ultra High Speed) uses minimum write speeds to differentiate the cards; UHS-I Speed Class 1 has a minimum write speed of 10MB/s while UHS-I Speed Class 3 has a minimum write speed of 30MB/s.

What the logos mean

It’s easy to select a card that matches the interface and speed class required by the host device, such as a camera or camcorder.

SD Card logo definitions
Speed class
Works with conventional devices
UHS-I Speed Class
Works with a UHS-I compliant device
UHS-I
Supports the UHS-I interface
Usage Speed Classes UHS-I
Speed Classes
  Class 4 Class 10 UHS-I Class 1 UHS-I Class 3
Still images, photos and low-resolution video dot dot dot dot
Full HD videos   dot dot dot
Cinema-quality full HD (1080p), 3D video     dot dot
4K, full 1080p HD video and burst-mode action photography       dot

When you need a faster card

Here are some signs you may need to upgrade your card:

  • Long buffering – when you press the shutter and the camera takes the shot but then it freezes until the data is fully written to the card.
  • Corrupted video – video cameras might produce corrupted video files if the card speed is too slow or the camera may downgrade the video to match the speed of the card. This could turn full 1080p HD video into a video with much lower resolution.
  • Shortened clips – when a camera has a higher writing speed than the Flash card, the camera will pause and the video clip will abruptly end once the speed limit of the card is reached.
  • Burst shooting – many cameras have a burst mode feature where one press produces a repeated series of photographs; this allows users to capture fast-moving events or subjects like pets and children. If the card writing speed is too slow, burst mode setting will not work.

Accessories

MobileLite Gen 4

Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader

A compact, multifunctional USB 3.0 card reader that will become an essential part of your mobile gear. More

USB 3.0 Media Reader

Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader

Supports popular types of Flash memory cards without needing adapters or a power cable. More

Customization

Customization Kingston's Co-Logo and Customization Program is available for selected USB Flash drives and Flash cards. Minimum quantities required per order; contact your Kingston representative for details. More

More Information