Best XQD & UHS-II SD Memory Cards for Nikon D500

The Nikon D500 is Nikon’s latest flagship DX format DSLR camera released in 2016. D500 has two memory card slots, one XQD card slot, and the other is SD card slot that supports UHS-II. If you are going to shoot 4K video, sports photography, wildlife photography with D500, a fast card is a must. Otherwise, you’ll miss most of your shots waiting for the buffer to clear. Below are a list of top recommended UHS-II SD memory cards and XQD memory cards for Nikon D500 DSLR camera.

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Recommended UHS-II SD memory cards for Nikon D500:

Currently, there are plenty of great UHS-II SD memory cards for Nikon D500. The fastest and toughest UHS-II SD memory card is Sony’s new released SF-G UHS-II Tough SDXC card, this card has fastest write speed at 299 MB/s. The Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II SDXC card is one of the best selling UHS-II SD card, it is cheaper than SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC card, yet has the same max read (300 MB/s)and write speed (260 MB/s).

Card Max. Read Speed Max. Write Speed Check Price
Sony SF-G Tough UHS-II SDXC 300 MB/s 299 MB/s B&H/Adorama/Amazon
Sony SF-G UHS-II SDXC 300 MB/s 299 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II SDXC 300 MB/s 260 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC 300 MB/s 260 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Hoodman Steel 2000x SDXC UHS-II 300 MB/s 260 MB/s B&H/Adorama
Delkin Devices Cinema SDXC UHS-II 280 MB/s 250 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Sony M Series UHS-II SDXC 260 MB/s 100 MB/s B&H/Adorama
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II SDXC 150 MB/s 75 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama

Recommended XQD Memory Card for Nikon D500:

The XQD cards are much faster than SD cards. Currently, Lexar, Sony and SanDisk all offers XQD cards for Nikon D500, the Lexar 2933x XQD 2.0 is the best selling XQD card for Nikon D500.

Card Max. Read Speed Max. Write Speed Check Price
Lexar 2933x XQD 2.0 440 MB/s 400 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Sony XQD G Series 440 MB/s 400 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Sony XQD M Series 440 MB/s 150 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama