Best CFexpress & XQD Memory Cards for Nikon Z 9

Like Nikon D6, the new released Nikon’s flagship full frame mirrorless camera Z9 (Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama) has two memory card slots, both card slots are support CFexpress cards and XQD cards. To max use of Nikon  Z9, you’d better get a fast memory card for Z9. We have tested and reviewed latest CFexpress cards and XQD cards, and below are recommended memory cards for Nikon Z9:

Best CFexpress Type B Memory Card for Nikon Z9:

Both of Nikon Z9’s card slots are CFexpress card slots, supports world’s fastest CFexpress Type B cards. Currently, the fastest and toughest CFexpress card is Sony Tough CFexpress Type-B, has max read speed at 1,700MB/s, and max write speed at 1,480MB/s. The SanDisk Extreme Pro CFexpress Type-B and Delkin Devices CFexpress Type-B cards area also top selling cards for Nikon Z9. See the details below:

Card Max. Read Speed Max. Write Speed Check Price
Sony Tough CFexpress Type-B 1,700 MB/s 1,480 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
SanDisk Extreme Pro CFexpress 1,700 MB/s 1,400 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Delkin Devices CFexpress 1,730 MB/s 1,540 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Wise Advanced CFX-B Series CFexpress 1,700 MB/s 1,050 – 1,550 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Hoodman Steel CFexpress 1,700 MB/s 1,400 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
ProGrade Digital CFexpress 2.0 Cobalt 1,600 MB/s 1,400 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Lexar Professional CFexpress Type-B 1,750 MB/s 1,000 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type-B Gold 1,600 MB/s 1,000 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Best XQD Memory Card for Nikon Z9:

The XQD cards are much cheaper than CFexpress cards, currently there are 3 kinds of XQD cards, the Sony XQD G Series is the best selling XQD card for Nikon Z9.

Card Max. Read Speed Max. Write Speed Check Price
Sony XQD G Series 440 MB/s 400 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Delkin Devices Premium XQD 440 MB/s 400 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Nikon XQD 440 MB/s 400 MB/s Amazon/B&H/Adorama
Lexar 2933x XQD 2.0 440 MB/s 400 MB/s eBay/Amazon/B&H/Adorama