Best SD Cards for Fuji X-T30

Several months after releasing the X-T3, which has been met with a lot of positive reviews, Fujifilm released a cheaper camera that packs many of similar features – Fuji X-T30. It has the same 26MP sensor and processor as the X-T3, but it is also missing certain features like weather resistance, 4K video recording at 60 fps, etc. However, we believe it is an amazing deal for the price and if you don’t need the pro features, this may be the camera for you. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the best SD cards for Fuji X-T30.

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Best Memory Cards for Fuji X-T30

Unlike the X-T3 which comes with two memory card slots that support UHS-II cards, Fuji X-T30 comes with just one slot that supports slower UHS-I cards. This means there’s no need to buy more expensive UHS-II cards, that is unless you plan on upgrading to the X-T3 or newer camera sometime in the future.

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

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

SD CARD READ SPEED WRITE SPEED SEE PRICE
Sony SF-G High Performance 128GB UHS-II U3 Up to 300 MB/s Up to 299 MB/s
Lexar Professional 2000X 64GB SDXC UHS-II U3 Up to 300 MB/s Up to 260 MB/s
SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB UHS-II U3 Up to 300 MB/s Up to 260 MB/s
Transcend 64GB UHS-II U3 Up to 285 MB/s Up to 180 MB/s

Recommended SD Cards for 4K Video on Fuji X-T30

Fuji X-T30 is capable of recording 4K video at up to 30 fps, as well as 1080p video at up to 120 fps. There are two codecs you can choose from – 100 Mbit/s (12.5 MB/s) or 200 Mbit/s (25 MB/). This means that any UHS-I card from the list above will be able to handle these video recording modes, although we suggest sticking with the faster options if you plan on shooting using the 200 Mbit/s codec.

Make sure you also check out our article on best Fuji X-T30 accessories.

Conclusion

Fuji X-T30 is a great camera that is very affordable and has many of the features of its bigger brother. It’s great for photography as well as videography, and it is also very lightweight, making it a perfect travel companion. Choosing the right SD card for your Fuji X-T30 isn’t too difficult since the camera isn’t too demanding. Just grab one (or more) UHS-I cards from the list above and you’ll be ready to start shooting!

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