If there is one thing you need to know about SD cards, it’s that they are not created equal. A lot of cameras these days support UHS-II SD cards, which support much faster data read and write speeds and help you not fill up your camera’s buffer so quickly. Until this point, Kingston didn’t offer any UHS-II cards, but now, they have some speedy Canvas SD cards that do. Join us after the break for all the details.
One thing that is important these days with cameras is to have SD cards that can keep up with the burst rates they can achieve. Even entry-level cameras can fire off 11 frames per second, and there is nothing more annoying than having to wait for the buffer to clear before you can continue shooting. Thankfully, UHS-II cards pretty much eliminate this problem. If you are a fan of Kingston SD cards, you’ll be pleased with the news that the Canvas SD Cards (the React Plus model) will now play nice with cameras that support UHS-II.
A quote from Kingston’s Carissa Blegen (Flash Card Product Manager) states that “Our goal is to deliver the best possible experience so consumers can share the content that’s important to them.” “Canvas cards lead the way with UHS-II and A2 app support and are durable, feature great storage capacity, and are higher in speed to capture all of life’s memories without the worry of space limitations or long transfer times.”
In all, three new Canvas SD cards have been refreshed, and Kingston’s card reader has also been updated to be able to support UHS-II SD cards as well. First up is the Canvas Plus, which has been designed for use in amateur and hobbyist cameras that support full HD and 4K video features. They are also great for Android phones and tablets. The Canvas Plus SD cards are Class 10 UHS-I with 100MB/s read speeds. The cards support the A1 app performance class to expedite workflow on tablets and smartphones. The SD and microSD cards come in capacities up to 512GB.
The Kingston Canvas Go Plus is ideal for shooting 4K UHD video, burst-mode photography on your DSLR or Mirrorless camera, and for using with your 4K action cameras and drones. This class 10, UHS-I U3 card supports speeds up to 170MB/s read and 90MB/s write.
The React Plus card from Kingston is the new UHS-II model. The React Plus is a top-of-the-line UHS-II performance card designed to capture professional-grade 4K and 8K videos and high-resolution photos on industry-standard cameras. With speeds of up to 300MB/s read and 260MB/s write (SD card), and 285MB/s read and 165MB/s write (microSD card), this is the card you’d use in cameras like the Sony A9 II.
The Kingston Canvas SD cards are available now. The Canvas Select Plus starts at $7.99 for a 32gb standard SD card model and $4.99 for a 16GB MicroSD card. The Kingston Canvas Go! Plus start’s at $15.60 for a 64GB version, and the UHS-II React Plus starts at $62.40 for a 64GB MicroSD and reader and $37.70 for a standard 32GB SD card and reader. If you would like more information about these new Kingston Canvas SD cards, head to their official website.