Best SD Cards for Fuji X-T2

Fuji X-T2 is one of the best APS-C mirrorless cameras released in 2016. It is packed with many great features and is the first Fuji mirrorless camera to offer 4K video recording. It is also the company’s first camera with dual SD card slots. If that wasn’t enough, both memory slots support UHS-II, which means the camera is able to write photos and videos to SD cards very quickly.

Planning to get the X-T3? Check out our article on best SD cards for Fuji X-T3.


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Best SD Memory Cards for Fuji X-T2

It is important to note that not all memory cards are created equal when it comes to performance and longevity. Fuji X-T2 writes anywhere from 50-70 MB/s when using most UHS-I cards, and up to 155 MB/s when using some of the best UHS-II cards on the market. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best SD cards for your Fuji X-T2 camera.

UHS-II cards

If you’re doing a lot of sports and action photography, you’ll definitely benefit from a buying a UHS-II SD card for your Fujifilm X-T2. Here are some of the best option ranked by write speeds:

SD CARD READ SPEED WRITE SPEED SEE PRICE
Sony SF-G High Performance 64GB UHS-II U3 Up to 300 MB/s Up to 299 MB/s
SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB UHS-II U3 Up to 300 MB/s Up to 260 MB/s
Delkin Power 64GB V90 UHS-II U3 Up to 300 MB/s Up to 250 MB/s
Transcend 64GB UHS-II U3 Up to 285 MB/s Up to 180 MB/s

UHS-I cards

In case you’re not an action photographer, than going with a UHS-I card is definitely a cheaper option. Let’s take a look at some of the best 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

Recommended SD Cards for 4K Video Recording on Fuji X-T2

Like we previously mentioned, X-T2 is the first Fuji mirrorless camera that supports recording video in 4K. Like many other cameras in similar price range, it records in 100 Mbit/s (12.5 MB/s) codec, which means that you’ll be able to record 4K using any of the SD cards we suggested above. Keep in mind that a UHS-II card doesn’t have any benefits over a UHS-I card when it comes to recording 4K. If you choose to buy an SD card that’s not on our list, make sure that you go with a U3 memory card, as they guarantee a minimum writing speed of 30 MB/s.

Conclusion

Fuji X-T2 is truly a great¬†APS-C mirrorless camera that produces amazing photos and surprisingly good 4K video. If you’re looking to maximize the potential of your X-T2 camera, we suggest going with one of the UHS-II SD cards mentioned above, with Lexar 2000x definitely being the best option. If you want to save some money, a UHS-I card will do the trick; however, if you’re an action photographer we suggest going with the fastest option available.

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