Panasonic G7 is arguably the best budget 4K mirrorless cameras. Although it takes some decent photos as well, it’s clearly aimed towards enthusiast videographers more. Much like it’s more feature-packed cousin, Panasonic G85, the G7 doesn’t support very fast writing speeds, but that’s totally fine, considering most people will be using this camera for 4K video recording.
Best SD Memory Cards for Panasonic G7
There’s absolutely no benefit to buying a UHS-II card for your Panasonic G7, unless you need the fastest possible speeds when transferring files from a card to your computer. The camera’s writing speeds rarely top 30 MB/s, which means that a UHS-I card is more than enough for all applications. With that said, here are some of the best UHS-I SD memory cards for your Panasonic G7, 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 Recording on G7
The 4K video that comes out of this small Panasonic camera is surprisingly good, which makes It a great option for up and coming videographers. Similarly to many other mirrorless cameras in this price range, the Panasonic G7 records 4K video in a 100 Mbit/s (12.5 MB/s) codec, which means that a card that supports U3 standard (guaranteed minimum writing speed of 30 MB/s) is all you need for 4K recording on the G7. Every UHS-I memory card we listed above is even faster, and will serve you great even if you upgrade to a new camera with higher bitrate and/or faster write speeds in a year or two.
Like we previously mentioned, Panasonic G7 is a great option for videographers on budget, as it takes some amazing 4K video for the price. It doesn’t support the fastest writing speeds, but that’s totally fine, considering the price of this mirrorless camera. This will also help you save some money, since there’s no point in purchasing really fast SD memory cards.