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Best Canon EOS M6 SD Memory Card

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Canon EOS M6 Memory Cards

´╗┐The Canon M6 may use SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. Fast write speeds are a crucial element for video and continuous shooting.

An inadequate SD memory card can ruin the performance of your camera.

If you’re in a rush, here’s the best SD memory card you can buy for the Canon M6:

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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

Cards have come way down in cost the time since the introduction of the Canon M6.

Due to costs being affordable, it doesn’t make financial sense to choose anything besides a professional-quality memory card.

SanDisk Extreme Pro, Lexar Professional, and PNY Elite Performance cards are excellent. I have never endured data errors or a card physically fail with those cards.

Each and every hassle I have dealt with has been with cheap unbranded SD memory cards. Seeking to save a buck is not worth it if your M6 will not operate correctly.

A sensible way to save money is to grab a lower storage capacity card from a quality company. That way, you’ll know your images are safe on the 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 M6 SD Card Compatibility

The only memory cards compatible in the Canon M6 are SD, SDHC, and SDXC. Be sure that you have the most recently released firmware installed on your camera for the best performance.

The newest SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity) cards, can not be used with the M6.

You need to be aware of the four different types of Secure Digital (SD) memory cards that are available for purchase. They are divided by storage capactiy.

  • 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

Here’s an approximation of how many high-quality JPEGs shots you should be expecting to fit 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

Speed ratings of an SD memory card is classified by the continuous write and read speeds of the card. The speed of a card is very important for clearing the camera buffer for continuous shooting as well as recording video.

A slow card can cause a decrease in the number of continuous frames the Canon M6 can take. This is due to the camera’s buffer not being able to write data to the card quickly enough.

When shooting video, a slow SD card can cause recording to end. The video file might also end up being corrupted. If you are going to record video, it is critical the card you use meets the required write speed for video.

Read speed is nice to have for transferring files 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

An SD card receives a Class rating depending on its continuous write speed. 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 SD memory card that you can get will be Class 10. You can check the class rating of a memory card by finding a number inside of the C on the label.

Ultra High Speed (UHS)

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Example of UHS Rating

The Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus is often found in SDUC, SDXC, and SDHC memory cards. UHS allows provides a way to improve data transfer rates.

Three separate specifications have been specified. They are UHS-I, UHS-II, and UHS-III.

Look at the front of the memory card to find out the rating of a card. The presence of a Roman numeral I, II, or III on the front of the memory card, that is going to be 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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