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Best Canon EOS M10 SD Memory Card

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Canon EOS M10 Memory Cards

´╗┐The Canon M10 may use SDXC, SDHC, and SD memory cards. A card with fast write speeds is crucial for burst shooting and video.

An inadequate SD card can wreck the performance of your camera.

If you are in a rush, here’s the best card you can buy for the Canon M10:

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SanDisk Ultra 64GB SD Card
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  • UHS-I, U1, and Class 10 Speed Rating. Can sustain 10MB/s write speeds.
  • Excellent choice for photos.
  • Capable of recording Full HD (1920x1080) Video.
  • Inexpensive with more than good enough performance.
  • Larger capacities are available for a reasonable price.

Best SD Cards

Like all things tech, the price level of cards has greatly fallen since the release of the Canon M10.

Seeing as how low costs are, it is not going to make sense to purchase anything other than a professional-quality SD memory card.

SanDisk Extreme Pro, Lexar Professional, and PNY Elite Performance cards have all worked well for me. I have not experienced unusable data or a card break with those memory cards.

Every last issue I have experienced has been due to generic unbranded SD memory cards. Seeking to save around a buck is not worthwhile if your M10 is going to have issues.

A savvy way to save money is to find a lower storage capacity card from a high-quality manufacturer. That way, you will know your shots are safe on the memory card.

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SanDisk Ultra 64GB SD Card
Check prices on: Amazon
  • UHS-I, U1, and Class 10 Speed Rating. Can sustain 10MB/s write speeds.
  • Excellent choice for photos.
  • Capable of recording Full HD (1920x1080) Video.
  • Inexpensive with more than good enough performance.
  • Larger capacities are available for a reasonable price.

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PNY Elite-X 128GB SD Card
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  • UHS-I, U3, V30, and Class 10 Speed Rating. Can sustain 30MB/s write speeds.
  • Good for burst shooting photos and recording 4K video.
  • Larger capacity cards are available.
  • Reliable & Durable: Magnet Proof, Shock Proof, Temperature Proof, Waterproof.

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SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB SD Card
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  • Comparatively expensive for faster read speeds.
  • UHS-I, U3, V30, and Class 10 Speed Rating. Can sustain 30MB/s write speeds.
  • Only makes sense for professional use or if you need the largest storage capacity available.
  • Temperature-proof, waterproof, shock-proof, and X-ray-proof.

Canon M10 SD Card Compatibility

Only SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards can be used by the Canon M10. Check to make sure you have the most recent firmware installed on your camera for the best functionality.

The newest memory cards, SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity), are not compatible with the M10.

You need to know of the 4 types of Secure Digital (SD) memory cards that exist. SD memory cards can be told apart based on their storage size.

  • SD (Secure Digital) - 128MB to 2GB.
  • SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) - 4GB to 32GB.
  • SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) - 64GB to 2TB.
  • SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity) - 4TB to 128TB.

Image Capacity

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SD Card Contacts

The following is a fast estimation of how many maximum-quality JPEGs pictures you can expect to save on a memory card:

  • 16GB - 4,640 images
  • 32GB - 9,280 images
  • 64GB - 18,560 images
  • 128GB - 37,120 images

Speed, Class, & UHS Ratings

Card Speed

The speed rating of an SD card is based on the continuous read and write speeds. Card continuous write speed is important for video in addition to continuous shooting.

A slow card can cause a drop in the number of continuous images the Canon M10 can capture. This is because the camera’s buffer will not be able to write to the SD card fast enough.

With video, a slow SD card can cause a sudden end to shooting. The video file may also end up being corrupted. If you are going to shoot video, it is essential the SD card you use meets the minimum requirements of the M10.

Read speed is important for file transfers to a computer or laptop. If you are filling up cards with images or video, a SD card with a fast transfer speed will save you time.

Speed Class Rating

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SD Card Speed Class

The Class rating of a memory card is based on the sustained write speed. Memory cards that have a minimum write speed of 10MB/s will be rated Class 10.

  • Class 2 - 2MB/s
  • Class 4 - 4MB/s
  • Class 6 - 6MB/s
  • Class 8 - 8MB/s
  • Class 10 - 10MB/s or faster

Every name-brand memory card that you can find for sale online will have a Class 10 rating. To locate the class rating of a SD card, try to find a number inside of a C on the front label.

Ultra High Speed (UHS)

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Example of UHS Rating

The Ultra High Speed bus (UHS) is available in SDHC, SDXC, and SDUC memory cards. The UHS bus makes it possible provides a way to improve data transfer rates.

Three separate specs have been specified. The versions are UHS-I, UHS-II, and UHS-III.

To find out the rating of a SD card, look at the front of the card. A Roman numeral I, II, or III on the label, that is the rating of your card.

  • UHS-I - Maximum transfer rate of 104 MB/s
  • UHS-II - Maximum transfer rate of 312 MB/s
  • UHS-III - Maximum transfer rate of 624 MB/s

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