Best SD Cards for Canon EOS M50

Although Canon is positioning EOS M50 as an entry-level camera aimed at photography/video enthusiast who want to step up from their smartphone, it is actually a pretty capable little mirrorless camera that is in almost every other way better than the mid-range EOS M6, and in some cases it’s even better than the high-end EOS M5. It is also Canon’s first mirrorless camera to feature 4K video recording, which many people were waiting for.

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Best Memory Cards for Canon EOS M50

Just like the EOS M5 and the M6, Canon’s EOS M50 doesn’t benefit very much from blazing fast memory cards, especially since its 4K codec is not that demanding. Of course, you can opt for a UHS-II card and enjoy the quick data transfer, but you absolutely won’t see an advantage when it comes to in-camera writing speeds. That’s exactly why we suggest saving some money and going with a UHS-I card. Here are some of the best SD cards for Canon M50.

SD CARD READ SPEED WRITE SPEED SEE PRICE
SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB UHS-I U3 Up to 95 MB/s Up to 90 MB/s
Kingston 64GB UHS-I U3 Up to 90 MB/s Up to 80 MB/s
Sony 64GB UHS-I U3 Up to 94 MB/s Up to 70 MB/s
Transcend 64GB UHS-I U3 Up to 95 MB/s Up to 60 MB/s
SanDisk Extreme Plus 64GB UHS-I U3 Up to 90 MB/s Up to 60 MB/s

Recommended SD Cards for Video Recording on Canon EOS M50

Like we previously mentioned, the M50 is the first mirrorless camera from Canon that can record 4K, although it has some pretty big limitations like the 1.7x crop factor and the fact you’re not able to use Dual Pixel AF while recording in 4K. With that said, the 4K codec is not extremely demanding at 120 Mbit/s (about 15 MB/s), meaning that almost any decent SD card these days will be able to handle it without any problem.

Make sure you also check out our article on best Canon M50 accessories.

Conclusion

Canon EOS M50, despite some of its shortcomings, is a really good camera for amateur photographers and videographers. Since the camera doesn’t require SD cards with fast writing speeds, you can easily get away with buying slower (and cheaper) memory cards. However, if you’re planning to upgrade to a better camera sometime in the future, maybe it’s worth spending a little more money on the faster memory cards from the list above.

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