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Best Canon Rebel T8I SD Memory Card

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Canon Rebel T8I Memory Cards

´╗┐The Canon T8I may use SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. For video and continuous shooting, it is necessary the SD card you use has a fast write speed.

The functionality of your camera can be decreased by using an incompatible SD memory card.

If you’re in a hurry, here’s the best SD memory card you can buy for the Canon T8I:

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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 introduction of Canon T8I, the price of SD memory cards has greatly reduced.

Since costs are so affordable, it would not be intelligent to get anything other than a professional-quality memory card.

SanDisk Extreme Pro, Lexar Professional, and PNY Elite Performance cards have all been reliable for me. I have under no circumstances encountered data errors or a card break with those SD memory cards.

All the issues I have dealt with has been with low-cost unbranded memory cards. Attempting to save a buck is not worth it if your T8I is going to have hassles.

To cut costs, grab a smaller capacity card from a quality company. That way, you’ll know your photos are secure on the SD memory card.

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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.

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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 T8I SD Card Compatibility

Only SDXC, SDHC, and SD cards can be used by the Canon T8I. For best performance, check that your camera has the most recent firmware.

The newest cards, SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity), are not going to be compatible with the T8I.

There are four different versions of Secure Digital (SD) cards that you need to be familiar with. You can tell the difference between them by looking at 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

Here’s a fast approximation of the number of high-quality JPEGs shots you can expect to store on a SD 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 based on the sequential write and read transfer speeds of the card. The transfer speed of a SD card is very important for clearing the buffer for continuous shooting in addition to recording video.

A slow memory card can cause a drop in the number of continuous images the Canon T8I can take. This is due to the camera’s buffer not being able to write data to the memory card quickly enough.

When recording video, a slow memory card can cause a sudden end to the recording. The video file may also be corrupted. If you intend to record video, it is important the SD card you use meets the requirements of the T8I.

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

Speed Class Rating

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SD Card Speed Class

The continuous write speed of a card is what determines the Class rating. SD 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 card that you can find for sale today will have a Class 10 rating. You can discover the class rating of a SD memory card by searching for a number inside of a C on the front.

Ultra High Speed (UHS)

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Example of UHS Rating

The Ultra High Speed bus (UHS) can be gotten with SDUC, SDXC, and SDHC cards. The UHS bus makes it possible provides a way to improve file transfer rates.

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

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

  • 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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