Fujifilm X-E2s Memory Card Compatibility

SDXC, SDHC, and SD memory cards are manufactured to function in the Fujifilm X-E2s. For burst shooting and video, it is crucial the SD memory card you use has a fast enough write speed.

You can reduce the overall performance of your camera by using the wrong card.

Want to skip the tech specs? Listed below is my suggestion on the card to get for the Fujifilm X-E2s:

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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.

Like all things tech, the cost of SD memory cards has greatly fallen since the release of the Fujifilm X-E2s.

Since the cost are cheap, it is not going to make sense to purchase anything other than a professional-quality card.

SanDisk Extreme Pro, Lexar Professional, and PNY Elite Performance cards have all worked well for me. I have never had corrupted data or a card physically fail with any of those SD cards.

All of the issues I have dealt with has been with low-cost unbranded memory cards. Hoping to save a small amount of money isn’t worthwhile if your X-E2s is likely to experience issues.

A shrewd way to save money is to select a lower storage capacity card from a high-quality company. Because of this, you will know your shots are secure on the SD memory 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.

Only SDXC, SDHC, and SD memory cards can be used by the Fujifilm X-E2s. Check to be certain that your camera is using the most recent firmware installed.

The newest SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity) memory cards, are not able to be used in the X-E2s.

You need to know of the 4 types of Secure Digital (SD) cards that exist. They are separated by 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.
SD Card Contacts
SD Card Contacts

Listed here is a quick estimation of just how many high-quality JPEGs pictures you can be expecting to fit on a memory card:

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

The speed rating of an SD card is determined by the sequential read and write transfer speeds of the card. Memory card speed is important for continuous shooting as well as video.

A slow card can cause a decrease in the number of continuous images the Fujifilm X-E2s can take. This is because the camera’s buffer will not be able to write to the memory card fast enough.

When recording video, a slow SD card can cause recording to stop. The video file might also end up being corrupted. If you are going to shoot video, it is important the SD 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 memory card with a fast read speed will reduce the amount of time it takes the transfer to finish.

SD Card Speed Class
SD Card Speed Class

An SD card receives a Class rating based on its continuous write speed. Cards that have a 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 purchase today will receive a Class 10 rating. You can discover the class rating of a card by searching for a number inside of the C on the sticker.

Example of UHS Rating
Example of UHS Rating

The Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus is a feature often found in SDUC, SDXC, and SDHC memory cards. The UHS bus allows offers a way to increase file transfer rates.

There are three different specifications. The three are UHS-I, UHS-II, and UHS-III.

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

If you required to choose one, the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro is the best memory card for the Fujifilm X-E2s. The SD card also has excellent compatibility with other cameras.

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