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 included comparable results from five other cards in our arsenal.
The methodology behind this test is simple, we will be comparing how long it takes for the Canon 6D’s image burst buffer to offload onto the cards after it fills from a continuous burst and record how many images we were able to shoot before the 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.
Although the SanDisk Extreme Pro is still the reigning champ of Max Burst, the newest PNY Pro Elite we are reviewing today was the quickest at offloading the buffer to the card…to date.
REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
When considering today’s digital gear, we can only aspire to get so fast in storage. We are limited to the equipment at hand, for the most part. Because of this, manufacturers seem to be doing their best to ensure product success through such things as size, value, performance, availability, durability and warranty. PNY seems to have hit a home run with this one. They have struck at all angles.
Their newest Pro Elite SD Card is available in 32Gb and 64GB capacities, as well as in microSD amd SD card sizes. better yet, their performance ratings of 95MB/s read and 90MB/s write are bettered by our Real World Write Speed Comparison where the Pro Elite stands to be one of our best SDs tested to date. PNY goes one further by making this SD card temperature proof, shock proof, magnet proof, waterproof and x-ray proof, and also tapping on a lifetime warranty. The PNY Pro Elite has earned our Editor’s Choice Award.