Now that the high-capacity SDXC cards are available (with up to 2TB in total size), some Nikon D90 owners might be looking at purchasing 64GB+ SDXC cards for additional/expanded storage.
The bad news, is that the Nikon D90 currently does not support the SDXC memory. Since the physical interface between SDHC and SDXC cards is the same, Nikon might be able to support SDXC in D90 by releasing a firmware update that can read the SD 3.0 specification. However, based on the history (specifically, the Nikon D50 + SDHC compatibility problem), Nikon probably will not address this problem and only provide support for the SDXC format on the upcoming Nikon D90 update that will be released next year.
As of today, only 64GB versions of the SDXC cards are available for sale by major retailers. Higher capacity cards with up to 2TB in size and up to 300MB/second transfer rate will be released by various manufacturers in the future.
I have a few Sandisks 32GB card working without issue on my D90, but one generic (MicroCenter) 64GB sdxc formated in camera work just for about 10-30 pics and than its stops. Have not try any brand name SDxc card yet.
I can confirm the SanDisk 64GB Extreme Plus works for stills on the D90. It can take 4.2K pictures in RAW :)
This is super helpful and I’m assuming that it’s also true for my old D80. I got a SanDisk 64GB Class 4 SDXC, formatted it in the camera, and the top info window told me it was “full” – read “full”, also would not calculate the number of shots available, nor allow me to take a picture. Put the card in my computer and it was formatted properly for the Nikon camera format, just like the old cards were. Thought it might be a bad card, so I did an exchange with the same results.
Do you know if any of the D80 firmware updates address this? I can only seem to find info for the most recent one, which involves some sort of error when trying to take a picture, not accommodating new memory card technology.
Been dealing with this problem myself recently. I bought the sandisk 128gb card before Christmas. It would not take video. I have a d90. I did the firmware update, but it did not make any difference. After some research and contacting Nikon about the compatibility chart being a couple of years old, it seems that (according to the email received by Nikon) this is the most up to date info.
– even though it’s from 2013…
However, after some trial and error and a little info on other boards like this one, it seems to me that (at least for d90) sdxc is just not completely compatible. May work for pic, but not video or may have other issues. On the other hand, sdhc does seem to work- at least up to 32gb with sandisk. Nikon’s chart says sandisk is only compatible up to 8gb and you’ll have to go with Panasonic or toshiba to get more space than that. I wanted to exchange my sandisk and bb didn’t carry either of those brands so I took a chance with a cheap 16gb sandisk (sdHc) just to see if it would work. It did. I then went ahead and got the 32gb and it is working as well. I don’t know if the firmware update was needed for these to work or not as it had already been done. Please post if you find out if anything larger than a 32 gb works ;)
Also, just FYI, both of the new as cards are 80 and 95mb/s. Supposedly the speed doesn’t make a difference.
Does anyone know if the new D90 firmware update can be used in a D80? Nikon has not updated the D80 firmware since 2007 I believe.
Please don’t even try, as it won’t work…
I have a Nikon D5000 with a Sony SDXC 64gb card, and it won’t record video with this card
SanDisk 64GB micro SDXC, picture ok but no video. SanDisk 32GB extreme micro SDHC, picture and video ok, good speed too…Nikon D90.
is this update out already? I want to buy this card for my D750 and I wonder if it would also work on my D90?
my 64 works fine with pictures and video on my d90.. I didn’t even realize that I wasn’t supposed to use them until a friend told me.. its’ really all ive used for the last couple of years..
Did you have to do anything special to the card or camera? I have a d90 and just got a sandisk 128gb. Formatted in camera. Great photos, but no video :(
Having just purchased a Transend SDXC UHS-1 64gb class 10 card, it to excepts photos but not video, but it is slower and the buffer slows to a halt much quicker than my old Lexar 8gb SDHC class 6 card..
Not sure why this could be.
I have a SanDisk 64gb micro sdxc which works fine using a generic sdhc adapter in my Nikon D80(!) – you just need to make sure you format it with Fat32Format. Freshly formatted and placed in my camera, the D80 reports 8.5k image capacity!