REAL WORLD TESTING
Now we begin our real world testing! This benchmark is supposed to simulate how a photographer may shoot a subject whether it be a sports game or a bird in flight. We are talking about pure continuous burst speed testing. For comparison, we have results from the 64GB ADATA XPG, 64GB Kingston Ultimate, and a 16GB SanDisk Extreme.
The methodology behind this test is simple, I will be comparing how long it takes for my Canon 6D’s image burst buffer to offload onto the cards after it fills from a continuous burst and record how many images I was able to shoot before my burst rate slows down. For standardization and comparison, the camera settings will be shooting at ISO 100, 1/160th of a second, aperture f/4.
As our chart above shows, the Samsung Pro microSDXC card was able to hang in there with the best of my standard sized SD cards! Reaching a max burst rate of 22 shots as well as only taking 8 seconds to take all of the 6Ds camera buffer. After further continuous burst testing, I was pleased to find that the card did not slow down.
REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
The new Samsung Pro microSDXC packs a serious punch for being such a small size. Samsung claims it can capture photos and video four times faster a typical microSD card. From out testing we can validate this statement. Easily reaching 90MB/s read and 77MB/s write in our synthetic benchmarks, it flaunts some of the best speeds I have seen in testing SDXC cards. Typically these microSD cards will be used in mobile phones and such more than cameras, so when it came to our real world testing with the large RAW files created by my 6D, I was impressed. The card was able to keep up with some of the fastest SD cards in the market as well.
After using this card, I cannot be anything less than pleased by it. Coming in at a decent price of around $1 per GB paired with its high performance, the Samsung Pro microSDXC is definitely a microSDXC card I’d recommend for anyone looking for no compromise performance.
The Samsung Pro microSDXC card impressed us so much it earned our Gold Seal award!