Each Nikon camera has been individually tested to find the best and fastest memory cards for that camera. Some Nikon cameras only use SD memory cards, some of the older cameras use CF memory cards, while the latest cameras use either SD cards or CFexpress Type B Cards.
Many of the Nikon cameras can still take XQD memory cards, but that technology is now obsolete since CFexpress is so much better and comes in the same form factor, but the CFx B Lexar Diamond card can work in both XQD and CFexpress cameras.
Best Memory Cards For Nikon
Many of the pro models of Nikon cameras also use XQD memory cards which have been tested in appropriate cameras.
|Camera Links||Sensor||Speed Class||Type||Release Date|
|Nikon Z8||Full Frame||CFxB / UHS-II||Mirrorless||2023|
|Nikon Z9||Full Frame||CFxB / CFxB||Mirrorless||2022|
|Nikon Z7 II||Full Frame||CFxB / UHS-II||Mirrorless||2020|
|Nikon Z6 II||Full Frame||CFxB / UHS-II||Mirrorless||2020|
|Nikon Z5||Full Frame||UHS-II / UHS-II||Mirrorless||2020|
|Nikon Z7||Full Frame||CFxB||Mirrorless||2018|
|Nikon Z6||Full Frame||CFxB||Mirrorless||2018|
|Nikon D850||Full Frame||UHS-II / CFxB||DSLR||2017|
|Nikon D810||Full Frame||UHS-I / CF||DSLR||2014|
|Nikon D500||APS-C||UHS-II / CFxB||DSLR||2016|
XQD vs CFexpress Cards What’s The Difference?
Both CFexpress Type-B and XQD memory cards share the same form factor, however, new CFexpress cards use the new PCIe 3.0 standard and run in dual lanes instead of single lanes for a max speed of 1700MBs.
XQD memory cards are still very fast for general photography and are still useful for photographers that have a collection of them and work in all the Nikon cameras. They just won’t be as fast as CFexpress cards.