Best SD Cards for Fuji X-E3

Fuji X-E3 is a great little APS-C mirrorless camera that is very similar to X-T20 specs wise, but is a little smaller and has more of a rangefinder feel to it. One other notable difference is the fact that X-E3 has a fixed screen, while the X-T20 features a fully articulating screen. The cameras have the same 24MP sensor and the price difference between them is pretty insignificant, which means the choice will come down to your taste.

With that said, since your reading an article about the X-E3, there’s a big chance you’ve already made up your mind so let’s jump straight in and check out the best SD cards for Fuji X-E3.

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Best SD Memory Cards for Fuji X-E3

Unlike the more advanced Fuji cameras like the X-T2 and X-H1, which have two SD card slots and support for the UHS-II standard, the X-E3 has only one and lacks UHS-II SD card capabilities. This means that you won’t have any benefits if you opt for a UHS-II card, unless you need faster read speeds (this enables you to transfer files to your PC quicker). With that said, let’s check out some some of best UHS-I cards for your Fuji X-E3, and a couple of UHS-II cards, which could be a good buy in case you plan on upgrading to a more advanced camera in the future.

UHS-I SD cards (ranked by write speeds):

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

UHS-II SD cards (ranked by write speeds):

SD CARD READ SPEED WRITE SPEED SEE PRICE
Lexar 64GB 2000x UHS-II U3 Up to 300 MB/s Up to 260 MB/s
Transcend 32GB UHS-II U3 Up to 285 MB/s Up to 180 MB/s

Recommended SD Cards for 4K Video on Fuji X-E3

Just like most other recent mirrorless cameras from Fuji, the X-E3 also has the ability to shoot 4K video. However, unlike more high-end cameras such as X-T2 and X-H1, it doesn’t have the option to shoot F-log, which will probably turn away some more advanced video guys, although you can shoot video using one of Fuji’s beautiful film simulations. 4K video is recorded internally at a standard bitrate of 100 Mbit/s (12 MB/s), which means that any decent SD card will do the job. Of course, this includes all of the memory cards we mentioned above.

Conclusion

If you’re into smaller rangefinder-style cameras, then Fuji X-E3 is definitely a great choice for you and we hope this article helped you decide which SD memory card you should pair it with. Just a quick reminder – grab one of the UHS-I cards from our list, unless you need fast read speeds or you’re planning on upgrading to a better camera that support the UHS-II standard in the future.

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