The SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC SD Card is SanDisk’s latest offering in its lineup of SD Cards. As of today, SanDisk currently sells four different levels of SD Cards :
1. Advanced – SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC Class 10 SD Card
“Unleash your DSLR’s shooting potential”
2. Enhanced – SanDisk Extreme SDHC Class 10 SD Card
“Never miss the moment at up to 8 times faster”
3. Everyday - SanDisk Ultra SDHC SD Card
“Take better pictures and store Full HD videos”
4. Standard – SanDisk SDHC SD Card
“Expand your point and shoot camera’s storage”
As you can see the SanDisk Extreme Pro is specifically tailored to the best photographers and to those that own high end DSLRs like the Canon EOS 70D. However, the previous model, the SanDisk Extreme, is still a great option for those that own it, but if you’re in the market for an SD card, then you should definitely go for the SanDisk Extreme Pro.
The main difference between the two cards is the read and write speeds. The SanDisk Extreme Pro has a wicked fast 90MB/s write and 95 MB/s read. I previously owned the SanDisk Extreme and have just upgraded to the pro, it’s a decision I’m happy to have made.
The SanDisk Extreme Pro features support for 4K video which is definitely going to be the standard before too long. What’s great about this card is that you can also use it wherever and everywhere you go – it can withstand temperatures between -18 to 185 degrees and is completely shockproof, X-ray proof, and waterproof. Besides, even if somemthing does happen to it, the card is backed by a full lifetime guarantee.
This card is pretty expensive, but considering what it does it isn’t that bad of a price. Below I’ll list all the different size variations and also the prices, which are subject to change :
SanDisk Extreme Pro 8GB - $19.99
SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB - $39.99
SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB - $64.99
SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB - $129.99
I actually bought the 32GB model just to test it out and I am really pleased. If you’re going to be using only one SD Card then I would go for the 64GB, but if you’re like me and have a couple backup cards then I would buy a 32GB. I honestly don’t understand why anyone would find use of an 8GB or 16GB model because with the high resolution that today’s DSLRs shoot at, especially the Canon EOS 70D, it wouldn’t take long to fill up.
Overall, this is by far the best SD card I have used. If the prices are a bit out of your range then feel free to check out my review of the SanDisk Extreme SD Card, which isn’t as good as the pro model, but you can’t go wrong with it.