The number of mirrorless cameras with UHS-II support is increasing rapidly, especially in the last few years. The adoption of this standard is important because UHS-II SD cards deliver three times the speed of UHS-I cards. Most UHS-I memory cards provide up to 104 MB/s speeds, while the UHS-II cards have a limit of 312 MB/s and that’s quite the difference! Let’s take a look at some of the best UHS-II cards, as well as mirrorless cameras that support them.
Best UHS-II SD Memory Cards
UHS-II cards have many advantages including the ability to clear the camera buffer faster and transfer files to your computer much quicker. On top of that, UHS-II cards are recommended when you’re shooting 4K videos at 60fps and higher frame rates.
Even if you don’t own a camera that supports the UHS-II interface, it may be wise to invest in a UHS-II cards as you can still use them (they are backwards compatible and you’ll get UHS-I speeds) and when you upgrade to a newer camera with UHS-II interface, you’ll already have the necessary memory cards. With that in mind, here are some of the best UHS-II SD cards on the market right now.
|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|
Mirrorless Cameras With UHS-II Card Support
The first mirrorless camera ever released with UHS-II interface was Fuji X-T1, back in January of 2014. Since then, many other manufacturers released cameras with support for this standard, but it is still mostly found in the higher-end cameras. Below you can find the complete list of mirrorless cameras that support UHS-II SD memory cards.
|CAMERA||SLOT 1||SLOT 2||SEE PRICE|
|Olympus OM-D E-M1 II||UHS-II||UHS-I|
|Olympus OM-D E-M5 II||UHS-II||/|
|Olympus OM-D E-M10 III||UHS-II||/|
|Olympus OM-D E-M10 II||UHS-II||/|
|Fuji GFX 50S||UHS-II||UHS-II|
In conclusion, we believe that almost all upcoming mid-range and high-end mirrorless cameras will have support for UHS-II and suggest investing in a couple of aforementioned SD cards.