Best SD Cards for Sony A6100

Back in early 2019, Sony released the A6400, which was an update to the popular A6300. In late August of the same year, they decided to release an entry-level APS-C camera – the A6100. It is cheaper but shares quite a bit of feature with the A6400, including the 24MP sensor, great autofocus system, 4K video recording and more. However, you get lower-quality electronic viewfinder and there’s no S-Log or HLG options when recording video, for example. That being said, let’s take a look at some of the best SD cards for Sony A6100.

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Best SD Memory Cards for Sony A6100

Just like all other cameras in the Sony APS-C mirrorless family (as of 2019), the A6100 has one SD card slot that supports UHS-I cards. This means you don’t really have to grab the faster and more expensive UHS-II cards, but it is definitely recommended if you ever plan on upgrading to a better camera sometime in the future. UHS-I cards are definitely cheaper, so definitely go with them if you’re on a tight budget. Alright, let’s check out the recommended SD cards for the A6100.

UHS-I cards (ranked by write speed):

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 cards (ranked by write speed):

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 A6100

The A6100 uses pretty much the same video codec as the A6400, which isn’t that demanding at all. Basically all of the memory cards from the list above will be able to handle Sony A6100’s 100 Mbit/s (12.5 MB/s) codec without any issues.

Make sure you also check out our article on best Sony A6400 accessories.

Conclusion

Sony A6100 is a pretty good entry-level camera. It has many of the features found on its more expensive cousins like the A6400 and A6600, including the great sensor, 4K video recording, flip-up screen, and excellent autofocus abilities. We hope our article helped you find the right SD card for your Sony A6100 mirrorless camera.

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