Best SD Cards for Panasonic S1H

A couple of months after the release of their first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the S1 and S1R, Panasonic released another camera – the S1H. While the first two cameras were aimed mainly at photographers, Panasonic S1H is completely geared towards videographers. In fact, it became the first mirrorless camera to be certified by Netflix, which means it can be used as a primary camera for their movies and TV shows. This is quite impressive, considering it is much cheaper than standard cinema cameras. It packs 24MP full-frame sensor, shoots 6K video at 24 fps, 4K at up to 60 fps, and 1080p at up to 120 fps. The S1H is definitely a camera for advanced video shooters, and with that said, let’s check out some of the best SD cards for Panasonic S1H.

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Best Memory Cards for Panasonic S1H

Unlike the S1 and S1R, which feature one XQD and one UHS-II card slot, the S1H actually sports two UHS-II SD card slots. And while you can still use UHS-I cards with this camera, we absolutely recommend getting a couple of UHS-II cards. If you want to get the most out of this camera, you simply have to. In fact, we believe it’s so important to grab UHS-II cards for the S1H that we’re not even going to recommend any slower cards. Our top choice for this camera would be Sony’s Tough or SF-G UHS-II cards.

Best UHS-II SD cards for Panasonic S1/S1R (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 6K and 4K Video on Panasonic S1H

The S1H is the first full-frame mirrorless camera with 6K recording capabilities. It offers a wide variety of codecs to choose from, anywhere 150 Mbit/s (18.75 MB/s) to 400 Mbit/s (50 MB/s). As we believe most advanced users and professionals will gravitate towards the 400 Mbit/s codec, our suggestion would be to grab the fastest UHS-II card you can get, that is unless you plan on using an external recorder.

Conclusion

If you’re a filmmaker and want one of the best mirrorless cameras on the market right now for video, it doesn’t get much better than the S1H. As for the SD cards, make sure you grab UHS-II cards for this camera and our suggestion would be to aim for cards that are best in class.

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