Blazing-fast Write Speeds of Lexar SD UHS ll Cards
Blazing-fast write speeds of Lexar SD UHS ll cards was brought to my attention by Natural Exposure’s Explorer Gerry Heine. Gerry gave me the heads up to a great Blog post by the website calling themselves Camera Memory Speed. Their speciality is “Memory Card Comparison & Performance Tests for Digital Cameras.”
The tests were performed in an Olympus OM-D E-M5 ll camera, one of the few cameras that take advantage of the newest SD UHS-ll card speeds. I’m hopeful our Lumix cameras will soon have this capability as well, particularly in the form of an updated GH4. The GH5 maybe? Unfortunately, the Lumix GX8, which I’m currently working on a Blog post about, does not take advantage of UHS-ll card speeds. Head over to the Camera Memory Speed blog to see the speed tests for yourself. It’s quite impressive for Lexar as well as Olympus. The only downside is the lack of service Lexar has shown in other situations. Awhile back one of our Explorer’s had issues with brand new Lear SDHC ll cards. You can read more at New Lexar 1000 and 2000 SDHC ll cards unreadable.
We never did receive ANY information from Lexar on this issue even after three different emails to their PR Department regarding the post New Lexar 1000 and 2000 SDHC ll cards unreadable. I emailed three different people which included Melissa Jenkins Latham, Andrew Rodger and a email@example.com. The email to firstname.lastname@example.org was returned, the other two were not. Nobody ever did contact me about the issues we were having. Just astonishing that a company in this day and age would not respond to a Blog post that completely discredits their product. So that’s where it stands currently. Would still love to hear from them.