Best SD Cards for Nikon Z5

Nikon announced the Z5 in July 2020 and it represents the company’s most affordable full-frame mirrorless camera. It packs a 24MP sensor, 5-axis IBIS (in-body image stabilization), high quality EVF, 3.2-inch touchscreen and more! It also records 4K video at up to 30 fps although with a 1.7x crop. All things considered, we think this camera offers a lot of value for its price. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best SD cards for Nikon Z5.

Don’t own the Nikon Z5 yet? Get it now on Amazon

best sd cards nikon z5

image source: Nikon

Best SD Memory Cards for Nikon Z5

People who didn’t like Nikon’s choice when it comes to memory cards for the Z7 and Z6 are going to be happy to hear Nikon went a different route with the Z5. Not only does it have two SD card slots, but both of them supports UHS-II SD cards that are both fast and available pretty much everywhere. Of course, both slots will also work with older UHS-I cards and though they may be good enough for most shooting modes on this camera, we still recommend future proofing and going with UHS-II cards. Alright, here are the best memory cards for Nikon Z5.

SD CARD READ SPEED WRITE SPEED SEE PRICE
Sony Tough-G Series 128GB UHS-II U3 Up to 300 MB/s Up to 299 MB/s
Lexar Professional 2000X 128GB SDXC UHS-II U3 Up to 300 MB/s Up to 260 MB/s
SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB UHS-II U3 Up to 300 MB/s Up to 260 MB/s
Sony TOUGH-M series 128GB UHS-II U3 Up to 277 MB/s Up to 150 MB/s

Recommended Memory Cards for 4K Video on Nikon Z5

Like we mentioned earlier, the Z5 can shoot 4K video at up to 30 fps. It also supports Full HD (1080p) video recording at up to 60 fps. Since the codecs aren’t demanding at all, pretty much any UHS-II and UHS-I card from the list above will handle video recording on this camera.

Conclusion

Nikon Z5 is an excellent camera for beginners and enthusiasts who’d love to jump to a full-frame camera but aren’t working with a huge budget. Hopefully, this article helped you pick the right SD card for your Nikon Z5!

Leave a Reply