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The Nikon D800, with its full format sensor and a resolution of 36 megapixels, is still one of the best DSLR cameras on the market. The D800 has two memory card compartments on the body, one of which can hold the CF cards and the other compartment the SD cards. Thanks to the DualSlot, the D800 can either record on both cards at the same time or use one card as an overflow when the first card is full.
High-speed CF cards (UDMA 7) and SD cards (SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-1) can be used as storage media. which memory Cards and which manufacturers are particularly recommendable, I have researched for you:
With the CompactFlash cards, the speed is clearly a factor that makes them ideal for fast series recordings and video recording. For example, anyone who shoots series photos for sports photography and likes to record the data in RAW format will know that it depends on the writing speed of the card. The CF memory cards are a good choice in any case, but they are also priced significantly higher than good SD cards and they are not available in the high capacity in which you can get SanDisk SD cards, for example.
The 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB CF cards from the manufacturers SanDisk and Lexar, all of which have received top ratings from customers, are nevertheless recommended here. Memory cards from other manufacturers seem to cause problems with the D800. For this reason, you should limit yourself to the manufacturers SanDisk and Lexar with the D800, which are definitely compatible. Personally, I always use SanDisk cards because I haven't had a single failure in many years.
|1||SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card 128 GB (V30, transfer speed 200 MB/s,...||40,99 EUR 29,99 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|2||SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card 64 GB (V30, transfer speed 200 MB/s,...||21,99 EUR 15,49 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|3||CY SD SDHC SDXC to CF Compact Flash memory card adapter Reader type I 16/32/64 / 128 GB CF ...||349 Reviews||13,33 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|4||SanDisk Extreme PRO Type B CFexpress card, 64 GB, up to 1.700 MB/s, for RAW 4K video||1.777 Reviews||162,99 EUR 102,49 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|5||SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I memory card 128 GB for action cams and drones + adapter +...||29,99 EUR 23,99 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|6||SanDisk 128 GB Extreme PRO microSDXC card + SD adapter + RescuePRO Deluxe, up to 200 MB/s,...||34,99 EUR 24,79 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|7||SanDisk Extreme SDXC UHS-I memory card 64 GB (V30, 170 MB/s transfer, U3, 4K UHD videos,...||17,99 EUR 13,79 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
With SD cards, of course, the following also applies: If you want to record fast image sequences, you should use SDXC cards, as these offer the fastest writing speed. I have filtered for the U3 cards here, as these will not have any problems in future camera models with 4K videos. In terms of memory size, I recommend the 128 GB, because especially with 4K video you come across relatively quickly with the smaller cards as the memory limit.
|1||Philips Micro SDXC card 128GB, Class 10 UHS-I U3 4K, adapter||29,99 EUR 18,85 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|2||Integral 128GB SD Card 4K Ultra HD Video High Speed SDXC V30 UHS-I U3 Class 10 Memory Card...||18,95 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|3||Integral 128 GB micro SD card 4K video premium high speed memory card SDXC up to 100 MB s ...||17,50 EUR 14,68 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|4||Kingston SDG3 / 128GB SD memory card (128GB SDXC Canvas Go Plus 170R C10 UHS-I U3 V30)||25,99 EUR 20,90 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|5||SanDisk microSDXC UHS-I memory card for Nintendo Switch 256 GB (V30, U3, C10, A1, 100 MB / s ...||63,64 EUR 42,96 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|6||SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card 128 GB (V30, transfer speed 200 MB/s,...||40,99 EUR 29,99 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
|7||SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card 128 GB (V30, transfer speed 170 MB/s,...||47,99 EUR 36,46 EUR||Buy it at Amazon|
If you want to be on the safe side and shy away from the prices of CF cards, you should at least use SDXC cards with Class 10 / U3. That would be the most important cards for the Nikon D800 / D800e from my point of view.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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