Best XQD & UHS-II SD Memory Cards for Nikon D850

The new released Nikon D850 DSLR camera has two memory card slots, one XQD card slot, and the other is SD card slot support UHS-II. If you are going to shoot 4K video with D850, 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 D850 DSLR camera.


UHS-II SD Card | XQD Card

Recommended UHS-II SD memory cards for Nikon D850:

The fastest & toughest UHS-II SD memory card is Sony’s new released SF-G UHS-II 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 and write speed.

Card Max. Read Speed Max. Write Speed Check Price
Sony SF-G Tough UHS-II SDXC 300 MB/s 299 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC 300 MB/s 260 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Lexar Professional 2000x 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 Amazon/B&H/Adorama
ProGrade Digital UHS-II SDXC 300 MB/s 250 MB/s Amazon/B&H
Delkin Devices Power SDXC UHS-II 300 MB/s 250 MB/s Amazon/B&H
Sony SF-M Tough UHS-II SDXC 277 MB/s 150 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Lexar Professional 1667x UHS-II SDXC 250 MB/s 90 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama

Recommended XQD Memory Card for Nikon D850:

The XQD cards are much faster than SD cards, currently there are 4 kinds of XQD cards, the Sony XQD G series is the best selling XQD card for Nikon D850.

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