Best Sandisk SD card to use for D5100?

Started Apr 22, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Dave W. Senior Member • Posts: 1,582
Best Sandisk SD card to use for D5100?

I can't decide which of these two cards to get for mostly RAW shooting and perhaps some video. The UHS-1 card is the same price as a 30MB/sec Class 10 card so no sense considering a Class 10 card. Is a 20 MB/sec card (Class 6) good enough? Is the buffer of the D5100 smaller than on the D7000? Any suggestions?

1. Sandisk Extreme Pro 16 GB SDHC - 45MB/sec (400x) (UHS-1) - $76

2. Sandisk Extreme HD Video 16GB SDHC - 20MB/sec Class 6 - $46

I've read this great website ( ) but I don't know the buffer size of the D5100 to be able to use the results accurately.

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