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Best Canon EOS M5 SD Memory Card

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Canon EOS M5 Memory Cards

´╗┐The Canon M5 may use SDXC, SDHC, and SD memory cards. Having fast write speeds is an important factor for video and continuous shooting.

The overall performance of your camera can be spoiled by using an inadequate SD card.

If you’re in a hurry, here’s the best SD memory card you can buy for the Canon M5:

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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

Since the release of Canon M5, the cost of memory cards has come way down.

With costs getting so low, it is not going to be wise to pick anything besides a high-quality SD memory card.

SanDisk Extreme Pro, Lexar Professional, and PNY Elite Performance cards have all been reliable for me. I have never experienced a card become inoperable or corrupted data with any of those SD memory cards.

Each and every complication I have dealt with has been due to generic unbranded SD cards. Hoping to save a small amount of money is not worth the cost if your M5 is likely to experience trouble.

If you want to spend less, get a lower capacity SD memory card from a high-quality supplier. Because of this, you’ll not have to be worried about the photographs stored on the SD 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
Check prices on: Amazon
  • 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 M5 SD Card Compatibility

Only SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards can be used by the Canon M5. Check to be sure you have the most up to date firmware installed on your camera for the best compatibility.

The newest memory cards, SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity), aren’t going to be usable in the M5.

There are four different specifications of Secure Digital (SD) cards that you need to be aware of. You can tell them apart depending on their capacity.

  • 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 quick approximation of the volume of large JPEGs pictures you should expect to save on a SD 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 memory card is based on the sequential read and write speeds. The write speed of a SD card is essential for clearing the camera buffer for continuous shooting and recording video.

Slows SD cards can cause a reduction in the number of continuous photos the Canon M5 can capture. This is because the camera’s buffer is not able to write data to the memory card fast enough.

With video, a slow memory card can cause an unexpected end to recording. The video file might also be corrupted. If you are going to capture video, it is crucial the memory card you use meets the minimum requirements of the M5.

Read speed is important for transferring files to a computer. If you are filling up cards with images or video, a SD card with a fast transfer speed will reduce the transfer time.

Speed Class Rating

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SD Card Speed Class

The continuous write speed of an SD card is the criteria for the Class rating. Memory cards that have a minimum write speed of at least 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 brand-name memory card that you can buy online will be Class 10. You can check the class rating of a card by looking for a number inside of the C on the front label.

Ultra High Speed (UHS)

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Example of UHS Rating

The Ultra High Speed bus (UHS) is found in SDHC, SDXC, and SDUC memory cards. The UHS bus cards to have increased transfer rates.

Three separate versions have been made. The three are UHS-I, UHS-II, and UHS-III.

To find out the UHS rating of a SD memory card, look at the label. If the card has UHS, a Roman numeral I, II, or III can be found on the front of the SD memory 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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