How to Choose a Memory Card for Best Performance and Compatibility

Your memory card is a critical part of your camera gear. Here’s how to choose the best one for your needs.

Wayne Grayson • Dec 01, 2022

The memory card you choose for your camera is often the difference in whether or not you capture that critical shot. But there’s a lot to consider when researching the right card for your needs. Whether you’re a professional or a hobbyist, here’s how to make sure you’re shooting with a dependable memory card.

More on the OWC Atlas Line of Memory Cards

Atlas SD Cards

Atlas Ultra V90 SD cards
Atlas Ultra V90 SD cards

OWC’s Atlas SD card lineup includes two tiers: the Atlas Pro SD V60and the Atlas Ultra SD V90. The V60 cards offer read speeds up to 250 MB/s and are perfect for video capture up to 4K. The V90 cards take things to the next level. With read speeds up to 300 MB/s and write speeds up to a blazing 250 MB/s, these fit perfectly into a 6K video workflow.

Atlas CFexpress cards

Atlas CFexpress cards

The Atlas CFexpress lineup brings the ultimate in performance to photographers and videographers alike. With read speeds up to 1,700 MB/s, the Atlas Pro CFexpress cards are a cost-effective CFexpress solution great for fast burst RAW image sequences and high bitrate video recording up to 6K. The Atlas Ultra cards boast write speeds up to 1,500 MB/s with minimum sustained write speeds of 1300MB/s. The Ultra cards allow you to reliably capture 8K RAW video with your top-of-the-line cinema camera.

To learn more about all of OWC’s new Atlas memory cards, click here.

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