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Certainly they're physically larger, thicker, and with protected contacts. A bit like a posh CF card, in fact! SD cards do feel like they could more easily break, but I've been using memory cards since the late '90s with no problems.Still using SD cards here as I haven't yet joined the mirrorless revolution!
I've always taken mine out too, but in the last few months I've had the plastic break between the contacts on the front edge of two cards. I don't know whether it's because of repeated removal and reinsertion or because of faulty cards or ham-fistedness.
In both cases the camera has refused to recognise the card - in fact it won't seat in the slot, it bounces back when I push it in rather than stay fully in. I still haven't retrieved a small piece that must still be in the card slot, and as a result, the camera isn't accepting a card in slot 1 either. Good job the D7200 has got an extra slot.
Not trying to start that debate up again! I must stress I haven't lost any shots because of the issue.
Are XQD cards more robust, physically, than SDs?