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Memory card compatibility and performance

edited May 2012 Posted in » Nikon D5100 Forum
They say that no question is a stupid one if you don't know the answer. I may be testing the limits of that statement!

I know that the Nikon D5100 accepts SD, SDHC and SDXC cards. Other than card capacity and speed, is there any reason to use one particular type of the three cards?

I have a 32 GB Lexar LX series class 10 card. Should I be "good to go" as far as my memory card for a while, or should I make some other purchase? Thanks!


  • Howdy @snowalps - Ha! Well, I just put you at ease and let you know that your particular Lexar card far exceeds the minimum requirements for keeping up with continuous bursts and HD video recording. If you'd like more info regarding memory card compatibility and performance as it relates to the D5100, you can read my write-up here. Happy shooting! :)
  • edited December 2013
    Hi Moose,
    I have a PNY professional 32gb class10 memory card. Do I need a different card for my D5100?
  • edited December 2013
    The short answer is no. Your card is just champion (English expression).
    Regards, PBked
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