Best SD Cards for Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

Olympus E-M10 Mark II is truly a great camera for amateur photographers, which is exactly why we included it on our list of best beginner mirrorless cameras. While it lacks some interesting features found in Olympus’ more expensive cameras, it’s still a great option. E-M10 Mark II is also one of the cheapest cameras that support speedy UHS-II SD cards. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the best SD cards for Olympus E-M10 Mark II.

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Best Memory Cards for Olympus E-M5 Mark II

Choosing a right SD card for your E-M10 II is pretty simple. In case you don’t mind paying a bit extra for faster UHS-II cards (makes a difference, especially for burst shooting), you’ll definitely get the most out of your E-M10 Mark II. If you’re looking to save some money or you don’t plan on doing a lot of burst shooting, then you can opt for a UHS-I SD card.

UHS-II SD cards for Olympus E-M10 II, ranked by write speeds:

SD CARD READ SPEED WRITE SPEED SEE PRICE
Sony 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
Lexar 64GB 2000x UHS-II U3 Up to 300 MB/s Up to 260 MB/s
Toshiba Exceria Pro 64GB UHS-II U3 Up to 260 MB/s Up to 240 MB/s
Transcend 32GB UHS-II U3 Up to 285 MB/s Up to 180 MB/s

UHS-I SD cards for Olympus E-M10 II, 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 Video Recording on E-M10 II

Unlike its more expensive brother (OM-D E-M1 Mark II), the E-M10 II doesn’t shoot 4K video. Olympus E-M10 Mark II can record 1080p video at up to 60 fps and since its codec isn’t very demanding, any SD card from the list will be able to handle with ease.

Conclusion

Like we previously mentioned, buying an SD card for your Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II comes down to just one thing — money. If you want to save some money — buy one of the UHS-I cards from our list. In case you want the fastest SD card that should serve you well if you plan to upgrade to a higher-end camera in the future and don’t mind paying premium for it — get a UHS-II memory card.

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