Best SD Cards for Sony A6000

There’s a reason why Sony A6000 is the best selling mirrorless camera, even three years after its release. It offers great image quality for the price. It might not be the best option for videographers, as its siblings (the A6300 and A6500) are much better for video work, but it is a great choice for photographers. With that said, lets take a look at the best SD cards for Sony A6000.

Best Memory Cards for Sony A6000

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The A6000 has a bottleneck when it comes to write speeds and it tops out at about 33 MB/s. As you probably already now, Sony A6000 can shoot up to 11 fps, but having a fast card won’t affect burst performance of the camera, because of the previously mentioned bottleneck. This means that there’s no really point in buying a UHS-II SD card for your Sony A6000 camera.

This is why we included only UHS-I cards on our list of recommended A6000 SD cards below. If you want to save some money, you can also opt for the slower UHS-I cards, although we always suggest going for one of the faster cards, especially if you plan on upgrading to a better camera sometime in the future.

UHS-I SD cards for A6000, ranked by write speeds:

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 Video Recording on A6000

Unlike Sony A6300 and A6500, the A6000 doesn’t offer 4K video recording. You can shoot video at 1080p resolution up to 60 fps, but the codec isn’t very demanding and even most older SD cards should be able to handle it.


Like we previously mentioned, the A6000 can’t really handle very fast writing speeds, so there’s no point in spending a lot of cash on UHS-II cards. Buying one of the UHS-I SD cards from our list will be more than enough for this camera, and they will likely serve you well even if you upgrade to a better camera down the road.

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