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 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 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 D850:

The XQD cards are much faster than SD cards, currently there are 3 kinds of XQD cards, the Lexar 2933x XQD 2.0 is the best selling XQD card for Nikon D850.

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
  • Chris Daigle

    Long live XQD and Lexar. I know faster XQD cards are coming and wonder if the current cameras can use all of that speed?

  • flaker

    What do we do when XQD cards aren’t sold anymore? The number of manufacturers isn’t a good omen.

    • William Morton

      Now that Lexar has been discontinued, I can’t find anything other than the Sony cards – which are 30% more expensive. 🙁