Best SD Cards for Panasonic GX9

While Panasonic G9 and GH5 are both pretty great options for hybrid shooters, the GX9 lacks quite a few video features and is definitely aimed towards photography enthusiasts. And it does take some pretty good photos thanks to its 20MP sensor. With that said, let’s take a look at the best SD cards for Panasonic GX9.

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Best SD Memory Cards for Panasonic GX9

Since the GX9 is not a professional camera, it doesn’t come as a surprise that it features only one UHS-I SD card slot. Of course, UHS-II cards will work as well, but only at UHS-I speeds. Since this camera isn’t very demanding, you’ll be able to save some money buying UHS-I cards instead of the newer version, which tend to be quite expensive.

UHS-I SD cards for GX9 (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 on GX9

Panasonic GX9 can shoot 4K at up to 30 fps. The codec isn’t very demanding at 4K as the camera records at 100 Mb/s (12.5 MB/s), which means that basically any SD card from the list above will have no problem handling it. The camera can also shoot 1080p video at up to 60 fps, but the codec in this mode is even less demanding.

Conclusion

Panasonic Gx9 is a pretty good micro 4/3 mirrorless camera aimed mostly at beginner and enthusiast photographer and less so at people who are into videography. With that said, it can still take some pretty decent 4K video as well. Like we previously mentioned, we wouldn’t spend money on expensive UHS-II cards for this camera, as a UHS-I memory card are more than capable for anything the GX9 can throw at it.

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