Best SD Cards for Panasonic GH5s

Panasonic GH5s is the company’s attempt to compete with Sony A7S line of cameras. It has a 10MP sensor vs 20MP sensor found in the GH5 and lacks in-body image stabilization. However, it definitely beats the GH5 when it comes to low light performance and is better than most cameras when it comes to video. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the best SD cards for GH5s.

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Best SD Memory Cards for Panasonic GH5s

The GH5s comes with two UHS-II card slots, which is definitely a welcome feature. Of course, the camera also supports older UHS-I cards, although we don’t recommend them for serious video shooters. Why, you ask? Because if you want too shoot in the highest quality this camera offers, UHS-I cards are simply not fast enough.

Best UHS-II SD cards for GH5s (ranked by write speeds):

SD CARD READ SPEED WRITE SPEED SEE PRICE
Sony SF-G 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
Delkin Power 64GB V90 UHS-II U3 Up to 300 MB/s Up to 250 MB/s
Transcend 64GB UHS-II U3 Up to 285 MB/s Up to 180 MB/s

UHS-I SD cards (ranked by write speeds):

SD CARD READ SPEED WRITE SPEED SEE PRICE
SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB UHS-I U3 V30 Up to 170 MB/s Up to 90 MB/s
Kingston Canvas React 128GB UHS-I U3 Up to 100 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 on GH5s

As you may know, the GH5s can shoot 4K videos up to 60 fps with a bitrate of 150 Mbit/s (18.75 MB/s), as well as 1080p video at up to 180 fps with a bitrate of 200 Mbit/s (25 MB/s). Most high-quality UHS-I cards will have no problem with shooting at these bitrates, however, Panasonic GH5s can also record 10-bit 4:2:2 4K video at 400 Mbit/s (50 MB/s) to an SD card. Keep in mind that this is only possible with UHS-II cards we mentioned above.

Conclusion

Panasonic GH5s is one of the best mirrorless cameras on the market right now for serious videographers, especially those who need the ability to shoot 10-bit 4:2:2 4K video. As we previously mentioned, in this case you definitely need to grab UHS-II memory cards. Even if you’re not an expert video shooter, we still suggest going with UHS-II cards as they are future proof, although you can get away with buying a UHS-I card if you’re going to be shooting at lower bitrates.

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