Fujifilm X-A1 Memory Card Compatibility

SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards will operate with Fujifilm X-A1. Video and burst shooting need SD cards with fast write speeds.

The wrong card can ruin the functionality of your camera.

If you are in a hurry, here’s the best card you can buy for the Fujifilm X-A1:

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SanDisk Ultra 64GB SD Card
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.

Since the release of Fujifilm X-A1, the price of memory cards has dropped.

With the price range staying so cheap, it would not be sensible to choose anything but a high-quality SD card.

The best cards I use have been the SanDisk Extreme Pro, Lexar Professional, and PNY Elite Performance models. I have never suffered from a card failure or corrupted data with any of those SD memory cards.

Each and every trouble I have dealt with has been when using no-name unbranded cards. Attempting to save around a dollar isn’t worthwhile if your X-A1 will not work properly.

A good way to spend less money is to purchase a lower capacity SD memory card from a high-quality supplier. By making that choice, you’ll not have to be concerned about the shots stored on the card.

SanDisk Ultra 64GB SD Card
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.

PNY Elite-X 128GB SD Card
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.

SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB SD Card
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.

You are limited to using SDXC, SDHC, and SD cards in the Fujifilm X-A1. Check to 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) memory cards, are not usable in the X-A1.

You need to know the four different kinds of Secure Digital (SD) memory cards that can be purchased. You can recognize the cards by looking at their 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.
SD Card Contacts
SD Card Contacts

Below is a quick approximation of the total number of maximum-quality JPEGs pictures you can expect to store on a SD memory card:

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

The speed rating of an SD memory card is dependant on the continuous read and write speeds of the card. The speed of a SD card is very important for clearing the buffer for continuous shooting as well as recording video.

Slows cards can cut down the number of continuous images the Fujifilm X-A1 can capture. This is due to the camera’s buffer not being able to write data to the card quickly enough.

When shooting video, a slow memory card can cause recording to stop. The video file may also end up being corrupted. If you are going to capture video, it is important the memory card you use meets the required minimum write speed for video.

Card read speed is nice to have for file transfers to a computer or laptop. If you have cards that are full, a card with a fast read speed will reduce the transfer time.

SD Card Speed Class
SD Card Speed Class

The continuous write speed of an SD card is what determines the Class rating. Cards that have a write speed of 10MB/s will be labeled 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 of memory card that you can purchase online will be rated Class 10. You can check the class rating of a SD card by finding a number inside of the C on the front label.

Example of UHS Rating
Example of UHS Rating

The Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus can be found in SDUC, SDXC, and SDHC cards. UHS memory cards to have increased read and write speeds.

There are 3 separate specs. The versions are UHS-I, UHS-II, and UHS-III.

You can find the rating of a SD memory card by examining the front of the memory card. If there is a Roman numeral I, II, or III on the front of the card, that is the UHS rating of the 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

Determined by the topics that were discussed is why the the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro is the best memory card for the Fujifilm X-A1. The SD card also has good compatibility with other cameras.

Here are a few more pages on cameras with similar requirements as the X-A1: