Best SD Cards for Sony A7iii

It seems that more and more mirrorless camera makers are focusing on hybrid mirrorless cameras in 2018, which makes sense as a growing number of customers seem to be interested in taking both pictures and videos. Sony is leading the pack when it comes to hybrid cameras and Sony A7iii is a prime example of that. It features a 24MP full-frame sensor packed with 693-Point AF system, 10 fps continuous shooting, 4K video recording, as well as 120fps slow-motion recording at 1080p. Just like the A9 and A7riii with which it shares the body, the Sony A7iii also features dual SD card slots, one of which supports UHS-II.

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Best SD Memory Cards for Sony A7iii

You can most certainly use just UHS-I cards with your Sony A7iii, but to get full benefits out of the camera, we suggest opting for a faster UHS-II SD cards. Not only will you enjoy faster writing speeds, but reading speeds will be far greater as well. With all of that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best SD cards for Sony A7iii.

UHS-II cards

If you’re doing a bunch of sports and/or action photography (A7iii can shoot up to 10 frames per second after all), you’ll certainly benefit from buying a couple of UHS-II SD cards. These are some of the best UHS-II cards for Sony A7iii, 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 cards

Since Sony A7iii has one UHS-II and one UHS-I SD card slot, it’s unnecessary to use only UHS-II cards (although you definitely can). Instead, you can buy some UHS-I cards for the second slot. Here are 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 Sony A7iii

Sony A7iii takes some pretty great photos, but video shooters will be more than pleased with it’s video capabilities. It records 4K in 100 Mbit/s (12.5 MB/s) codec at up to 30 fps, as well as 120 fps slow-motion video in 1080p. Both UHS-II and UHS-I cards will work well for 4K and slow-motion video recording.

Conclusion

continuous shooting  is without the doubt one of the best hybrid cameras on the market as of early 2018. If you want to get the most out of it, we suggest buying one of the UHS-II SD cards mentioned above for the UHS-II enabled SD card slot, and one or more UHS-I cards for the other slot.

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