Best SD Memory Cards for Nikon D5

The D5 is Nikon’s flagship full-frame DSLR released in 2016. It has a 20MP sensor, 12 fps burst shooting, 4K video recording, excellent autofocus and great low light capabilities. This camera is geared towards professional photographers, especially those capable of taking advantage of its 12 fps burst shooting mode. Of course, the camera is also priced accordingly. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best memory cards for Nikon D5.

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Best SD Cards for Nikon D5

Unlike its more affordable sibling (D500), the D5 doesn’t have two card slots with support for XQD and UHS-II cards. Instead, both of its card slots support only faster XQD cards and this makes sense, considering this cameras features. With that said, here are the best XQD cards for Nikon D5.

XQD Cards:
Sony Professional XQD G Series 128GB Up to 400 MB/s Up to 440 MB/s
Lexar Professional 2933x XQD 128GB Up to 400 MB/s Up to 440 MB/s

Recommended SD Cards for Video on Nikon D5

You definitely shouldn’t be buying this camera just for video, but it’s nice to know that you can record high quality video with it. Like we mentioned in the intro, this camera can record 4K videos (at up to 30 fps) using a 144 Mbit/s (18 MB/s) codec. XQD cards are very fast so they’ll be able to handle video recording on the D5 with ease.


The D5 may be a few years old, but it’s still an excellent choice for professional photographers who need blazing fast continuous shooting speeds. We hope this guide helped you find the right memory card for your Nikon D5.

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