Nikon D610 Recommended SD Cards

Sandisk 32GB SD card UHS-1The Nikon D610 uses Secure Digital (SD) memory cards to store photos and video. The D610 has two card slots. You can put SD, SDHC, SDXC type cards. The D610 supports high speed UHS-1 (also written as UHS-I) transfer protocol for maximum throughput. For best performance, choose a UHS-I card.

Standard SD cards have a Class rating. Higher Class numbers support faster read and write speeds. You should use at least a minimum of Class 6 (6 MB/second) for recording video with the D610; Class 10 (10 MB/second or faster) is highly recommended for faster writing of images. There is no SD Class beyond Class 10, although cards can actually be much faster. Instead you should look for the UHS-I designation, as well as specified write speed. UHS-I cards can perform up to 99 MB/second and will allow you to download files from your camera or SD card much faster (with compatible card reader). Note: for transferring images the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port on the camera is limited to 35MB/second speed, if you want to download pictures faster use an external USB 3.0 Card Reader.

UHS-I cards have a new UHS Speed Class, designated by a number inside the letter U. These are guaranteed continuous write speeds intended for video recording. UHS Speed Class 1 supports 10MB/s write speed. More recently a new UHS Speed Class 3 was introduced that supports 30MB/s. Although the D610 does not require this high speed for video, the faster cards will write images faster for better continuous shooting performance.

Nikon has tested many SD cards with the D610 and approved several for the D610. Using other SD cards than specified may work, but these have not been tested. For maximum compatibility, choose one of the following cards.

Nikon D610 Recommended SD cards:

Nikon D600 SD card write speeds quoted with permission from Camera Memory Speed.

Manufacturer SD SDHC SDXC
SanDisk 2 GB 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB 64 GB
Toshiba 2 GB 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB 64 GB
Panasonic 2 GB 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB,
16 GB, 24 GB, 32 GB
48 GB,
64 GB
Lexar Media Full HD Video 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
Lexar Media Platinum II & Professional 2 GB 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB 64 GB
Lexar Media Full-HD Video 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB

Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB Wi-Fi cardThe Nikon D610 is compatible with Eye-Fi Wiresless SD cards. There information display will show an icon when an Eye-Fi card has been put into an SD card slot. The icon shows the status of the Eye-Fi card. To enable the card, press the Menu button and choose Setup. You can then select the upload option. Before you use the Eye-Fi card, visit the Eye-Fi website to download the latest card firmware version.

The Nikon D610 supports the following Eye-Fi cards:

12 thoughts on “Nikon D610 Recommended SD Cards

  1. Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II. Speed class U3. 280mb/s.

    I was just wondering is the D610 compatible with the card described above?

    1. The Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS-II card will work in the camera, however it will be limited to UHS-I speed and operate no faster than a UHS-I speed. For much less cost, you buy the Extreme Pro UHS-I card for the D610. The only benefit to the UHS-II would be faster download speed because the camera does not support UHS-II.

  2. Can I use Extreme Pro SanDisk 95mb/s 32 GB on my Nikon D610. What about limitation of upto 35mb/s for camera,s USB 2.0 port? Thank you.

    1. Yes the SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s card works very well in the D610.

      The speed using a USB 2.0 cable directly to the camera transfer images will be limited to around 30MB/s. If you use a USB 3.0 card reader can transfer up to 95MB/s.

    1. Yes, although these higher capacity cards were not tested by Nikon, the D610 should support any capacity SD card. It will work with 128GB and 256GB cards, and it should also work with the new 512GB that was recently announced by SanDisk.

  3. With the D610 having 2 SD card slots, if you have a normal SD card in one slot and wifi in the other, are you able to transfer files off the normal card to devices via the wifi card?

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