Best SD Cards for Fuji X-T3

Fuji X-T3 is the newest camera in Fujifilm’s lineup and direct successor to the X-T2. It seems that Fujifilm is aiming to please both photographers and videographers with the new camera. It features a new 26MP X-Trans 4 sensor, offers 11fps burst shooting, records 4K video at up to 60fps and has new autofocus system with 425 AF points with full sensor coverage. The Fuji X-T3 looks like a complete package, and is available for preorder on Amazon. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the best SD cards for Fuji X-T3.

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image source: Fujifilm / Sony

Best SD Memory Cards for Fuji X-T3

The X-T3 comes with two SD memory card slots, both of which support fast UHS-II cards. Of course, they also support older (and cheaper) UHS-I cards if you’re on the budget or have some laying around. However, we wouldn’t recommend using UHS-I cards if you do a lot of action/sports shooting (UHS-II cards help clear the camera buffer much faster) or you’re serious about shooting video on this camera.

Best UHS-II SD cards for Fuji X-T3 (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 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 on Fuji X-T3

Like we already mentioned, Fuji X-T3 can record 4K video at up to 60fps and up to 10-bit 4:2:0 internally, which means you have a couple of codecs and bit rate options to choose from. You can shoot 4K at 30 fps or at 60 fps at 100 Mbit/s (12.5 MB/s), 200 Mbit/s (25 MB/s), as well as 400 Mbit/s (50 MB/s). None of the cards from our list will have trouble with the first two options (although we would always go with UHS-II for 200 Mbit/s), but if you plan on shooting at 400 Mbit/s only go with the fastest UHS-II cards or ones rated as V60 or V90. Our recommendation for this codec and bit rate would be the first card on our list – the Sony G High Performance UHS-II SD card.

We should note that the camera can shoot 1080p video at up to 120fps as well, and the codec is not that demanding at 200 Mbit/s (25MB/s).

Conclusion

In our opinion, the Fuji X-T3 offers one of the best deals for the money. Like you’d expect from Fujifilm, it takes great photos and thanks to its amazing video features we’re certain many videographers will switch to the X-T3. We hope this article helped you decide which SD card to get for your Fuji X-T3.

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