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Kingston SDCAC microSD Final Thoughts

The Kingston SDCAC microSD was easy to work with during a somewhat messy outdoor video shoot. At no time was I concerned about the elevated temperatures in the GoPro while recording at 4K resolution. Analysis of the captured data showed no dropped frames, which is consistent with the high write speed of the device.

As of October 2016, the Kingston SDCAC/64GB microSD cost $32.95 (Amazon). At this price it is very competitive with other less rugged cards with similar read and write specifications.

There is a huge selection of microSD cards available. Kingston alone offers several variations of the same capacity microSD card with different temperature and environmental specifications. Having a card that features an extra robust design will appeal to users who are recording extreme sports events, and the waterproof specification makes it ideal for boating and beach activities.

The Kingston SDCAC microSD is an excellent choice as robust storage media for activities that take place in harsh and wet environments.

Kingston SDAC/64GB

Kingston SDAC/64GB

Kingston SDCAC microSD  Conclusion

The performance of the Kingston SDCAC microSD is in line with the manufacturer’s specification, and the measured write speed was actually higher than specified. If you have to select one critical specification of a microSD card, it would be the write speed, as this determines the quality of the data recorded on the media.

The white color of the Kingston SDCAC microSD should help with its visibility if dropped, and although the card has a generic appearance, the blue on white lettering should make it easy to locate in a pile of microSD cards.

Construction of the Kingston SDCAC microSD lives up to the rugged claim, although given the card size constraints there is not much room for innovation here.

The functionality of the Kingston SDCAC microSD is right on the manufacturer’s specifications. A fast access rate and solid construction make for one less component to worry about during an outdoor video shoot.

At the current listed price ( Amazon), the Kingston SDCAC microSD is priced comparably to other less robust microSD cards, and represents a great value considering the extra peace of mind provided by the rugged construction .There is a huge selection microSDs on the market with similar speeds, but the Kingston SDCAC microSD seems to have found a unique niche in this crowded space.

Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer AwardPros:

+ Very good read and write speeds
+ Exceptionally robust construction
+ Waterproof
+ X-Ray proof

Cons:

– Nothing notable

Ratings:

  • Presentation: 9.00
  • Appearance: 9.00
  • Construction:9.50
  • Functionality: 8.75
  • Value: 8.75

Final Score: 9.0 out of 10.

Excellence Achievement: Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer Award.


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2 comments

  1. YOUDIEMOFO

    So do they even have any cards out that are capable of 60fps 4K.?

  2. Aidan Moore

    Hi,

    Thanks for your comment. It depends on the 4K recording codec used by the camera.

    The Kingston card is rated for 45MB per second which is fast enough for 4K60 on a GoPro. In fact, cards rated for V3 (30MBs) will work at 4K60 with consumer grade cameras.

    The Blackmagic speed dial in the article shows performance based on a range of professional 4K codecs which require much higher write speeds.

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