Recommended SD Cards for Nikon Df

The Nikon Df uses Secure Digital (SD) type media cards. The types of card supported include SD, SDHC and SDXC. The Nikon DF is compatible with Ultra High Speed transfer protocol (UHS-1) and speeds up to 99 MB/sec speed.

When choosing a card for your Nikon Df, the higher speed cards will allow faster shooting because image file can be written to the card faster before the buffer fills, and can allow you to shot more images at a critical moment. Additionally, faster cards will transfer image files to your computer in less time.

SD cards come in various capacities and speeds. Class numbers include Class 10, Class 6 and Class 4. The higher the class, the faster the card.  The fastest cards are Class 10, and by using cards with the additional designation of UHS-1 you will insure maximum speed with your Nikon Df.

Nikon has tested various cards with the Nikon Df and the following list are approved to use in your camera. Other SD cards may work, however speeds and results may vary. To get the best performance, choose one of the cards below.

Recommended SD Cards for Nikon DF:

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

The Nikon Df is compatible with Eye-Fi Wireless SD cards. When using an Eye-Fi SD card, the Nikon Df will display an icon on the LCD indicating the transfer mode. Using the menu button you can enable the Upload Mode (under Setup Menu). When using a new Eye-Fi WiFi SD card for the first time, check for firmware updates to assure maximum compatibility. Refer to the instructions included with your Eye-Fi card to perform the update.

The Nikon Df supports the following Eye-Fi WiFi-enabled cards:

5 thoughts on “Recommended SD Cards for Nikon Df

  1. is the Nikon Df compatible with the NEW 2014 SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDHC™/SDXC™ UHS-II Memory Card?

    1. The Df does not support UHS-II, but UHS-II cards are reverse compatible and will operate in UHS-I mode which the Df does support. UHS-II cards offer no speed advantage in the Df. In addition, the particular SanDisk card you ask about will revert to 50MB/s speed in UHS-I mode. Using a standard UHS-I card such as the SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I would be a better choice for the Df.

  2. Buyers beware that the Toshiba Flashair card range doesn’t work with the DF. I just found out the expensive way!

    1. Yes, read this comment to late; I also have found out that Flashair does not work. I now have a perfectly good 16GB SD card with NO WIFI for 4X the price of a 16GB SD card with NO WIFI.

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