The Panasonic Gold Series UHS-I U3 SDHC memory card was introduced to support 4K video recording. It features the SD Association's Ultra High Speed (UHS) Class 3 (U3) designation. The U3 standard means the card supports at least 30 MB/s (280 Mbps) continuous write speed. This speed is necessary for Ultra HD, 2K, 4K and 3D video. While many SD cards quote a higher peak write speed, the U3 standard guarantees sustained performance for smooth recording without dropped frames. It is designed to maintain this level of performance throughout the life of the card.
Gold Series cards use a type of NAND flash memory called multi-level cell (MLC). This memory architecture is more durable than the triple-level cell (TLC) type used in less-expensive memory cards. Pansonic claims MLC provides 10 times the rewrite durability, lower error rate and higher access speed compared with TLC memory.
Panasonic Gold Series cards are available in 16, 32 and 64 GB capacities. The quoted read speed is 95MB/s, while the peak write speed is 45MB/s. The high speed makes the Gold Series cards suitable for continuous burst shooting as well as video applications.
The card is marked Made in Taiwan on the back.
The Pansonic Gold Series U3 32GB card was tested in various USB 3.0 card readers. In benchmark tests it provided up to 96.4 MB/s sequential read speed and 43.6MB/s sequential write speed.
Card: Panasonic Gold Series 32GB 32 GB
Benchmark: CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64
Program settings: 1000 MB, 5 passes, random test data
Operating system: Windows 8.1 Pro
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.40GHz
RAM: 32GB DDR3 1600
|Panasonic Gold Series 32GB 32 GB|
Card Reader Benchmarks
|Lexar LRWM04U-7000 UHS-II Reader||96.421||43.471||80.244||0.851||9.848||2404.2||0.409||99.8|
|Lexar Professional Workflow SR2 UHS-II||96.403||43.409||80.257||0.759||9.928||2423.8||0.395||96.4|
|SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Reader/Writer||95.118||43.515||80.541||0.733||10.076||2459.9||0.303||74.0|
|Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF9||94.980||43.798||80.646||0.801||9.928||2423.8||0.295||72.0|
|Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II||94.980||43.535||80.397||0.858||10.245||2501.2||0.335||81.7|
|Lexar Professional Dual Slot UHS-II Card Reader||94.859||43.765||80.488||0.758||9.781||2388.1||0.362||88.4|
|Delkin Dual Slot SD UHS-II and CF Card Reader||94.834||43.385||80.364||0.896||9.986||2437.9||0.338||82.5|
|Kingston FCR-HS4 Card Reader||94.817||43.596||80.150||0.764||9.890||2414.6||0.386||94.2|
|Delkin Travel Reader||94.705||43.713||78.673||0.746||9.859||2407.0||0.304||74.3|
|Transcend Multi-Card Reader RDF8 Black||94.161||43.562||79.555||0.806||8.902||2173.3||0.409||99.9|
|Lexar Professional Dual Slot Reader||93.765||43.428||71.617||0.737||8.737||2133.0||0.305||74.5|
|Transcend SD Card Reader RDF5 Black||93.331||43.527||78.252||0.855||6.701||1635.9||0.352||85.9|
|Lexar Professional Workflow SR1||93.281||43.362||77.660||0.800||8.388||2047.9||0.413||100.9|
|SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0||92.598||43.531||71.879||0.849||5.162||1260.3||0.314||76.7|
|Sony MRW-E90 XQD 2.0 / SD UHS-II Card Reader||90.754||43.189||76.513||0.752||8.632||2107.3||0.403||98.4|
|Kingston Multi-Card Reader FCR-HS3||89.279||43.448||57.480||0.760||9.875||2411.0||0.401||98.0|
|Delkin Universal Memory Card Reader||83.016||43.804||72.008||0.759||8.708||2125.9||0.301||73.6|
In camera tests the Panasonic Gold Series card provided 41.0 MB/s write speed in the Canon Rebel T6i/T6s. Additional camera results will be added as more cameras are tested with this card.
|Panasonic Gold Series 32GB|
Tested in Camera
|Canon 5D Mark IV||41.5|
|Canon Rebel T6i/T6s||41.0|
|Olympus E-M1 II||38.6|
|Sony A7R II||34.1|
|Pentax K-3 II||33.3|
The following table contains information encoded in the SD card.
|Panasonic Gold Series 32GB SD — Internal Card Information|
|Serial number (PSN)||2091504850|
|Product Name (PNM)||SU32G|
|Manufacturer ID (MID)||0x000001|
|OEM ID (OID)||PA|
|Manufacture Date (MDT)||10/2014|
|Total capacity||32,094,814,208 bytes|
Compare prices on the Panasonic Gold Series card. The lowest prices are highlighted in the table below. Prices are updated daily.
$ / GB
|Panasonic Gold Series SD||16||$1.25||$19.99||Check price||$23.95|
|Panasonic Gold Series SD||32||$1.09||$37.93||Check price||$34.95|
|Panasonic Gold Series SD||64||$1.09||$257.97||Check price||$69.95|