Best SD Cards for Canon EOS M5

Canon finally decided to release a respectable mirrorless camera in late 2016. It’s not that great of an option for video shooters, but photographers definitely love it. EOS M5 definitely has some interesting features, including a 24MP sensor, pretty good Dual Pixel Autofocus, and a very useful touchscreen.

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Best SD Memory Cards for Canon EOS M5

EOS M5 doesn’t really benefit from very fast memory cards, especially since it is pretty limited on the video side. Sure, with UHS-II cards you’ll have the benefit of transferring files to your computer faster, but as far as writing speeds go — you won’t see an advantage. We suggest going with either one of the faster UHS-I cards (good option for future proofing) or a slower one in case you want to save some money. Let’s take a look at some of the best memory cards for Canon EOS M5.

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 Canon EOS M5

Most people are disappointed that Canon EOS M5 doesn’t shoot 4K. For some reason, Canon refuses to include this resolution in any of its cameras that cost less than $3,000. The camera can record in 1080p at up to 60fps. If you’re recording at 60fps the bitrate is just 35 Mbits/s (about 4.4 MB/s), which is really low and basically any decent SD card these days can handle it.


Like we previously mentioned, Canon EOS M5 is a really good mirrorless camera for photographers, but we think videographers should stay away from it. After all, if you mainly shoot videos, there are plenty of better options out there when it comes to mirrorless cameras under $1,000. Since EOS M5 doesn’t require or support very fast writing speeds, you can get away with buying a slower (and cheaper) SD card. However, if you plan on upgrading to a better camera in the future, it may be wise to invest in one of the better memory cards from the list above.

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