Fujifilm X-T30 Memory Card Compatibility

´╗┐The Fujifilm X-T30 can use SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. Having fast write speeds is an important aspect for video and continuous shooting.

The SD card you get is a important effect on the overall performance of your camera.

Want to skip the technical specs? Below is my recommendation on the card for use with your Fujifilm X-T30:

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.

Cards have dropped in price since the release of the Fujifilm X-T30.

With the price range getting so affordable, it would not make sense to invest in anything other than a professional-quality card.

The best cards I use have been the SanDisk Extreme Pro, Lexar Professional, and PNY Elite Performance models. I have not had a card failure or data errors with any of those cards.

Every one of the issues I have had has been because of cheap unbranded cards. Trying to save a buck isn’t worthwhile if your X-T30 will not function in the right way.

If you want to save some money, get a lower storage capacity SD card from a quality company. By doing this, you will not have to worry about the photographs stored on the 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 SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards can be used by the Fujifilm X-T30. Check to make sure you have the latest firmware installed on your camera for the best performance.

The newest cards, SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity), cannot be used with the X-T30.

You should understand the four types of Secure Digital (SD) memory cards that can be used. SD memory cards can be told apart from the storage capactiy of the memory card.

  • 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

Here is a fast estimation of just how many large JPEGs pictures you can expect to be saved on a SD card:

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

Speed ratings of an SD memory card is dependant on the sequential write and read transfer speeds. The continuous write speed of a card is important for video and continuous shooting.

A slow SD card can cause a reduction in the number of continuous frames the Fujifilm X-T30 can take. This is due to the camera’s buffer not being able to write data to the memory card fast enough.

With video, a slow SD card can cause recording to end. The video file may also be corrupted. If you intend to record video, it is important the SD card you use meets the required minimum write speed for video.

Card read speed is nice to have for transferring files to a computer or laptop. If you have cards that are full, a SD card with a fast read speed will save you time.

SD Card Speed Class
SD Card Speed Class

The sustained write speed of a memory 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 brand-name memory card that you can find for sale will receive a Class 10 rating. You can check the class rating of a card by searching for a number inside of a C on the sticker.

Example of UHS Rating
Example of UHS Rating

The Ultra High Speed bus (UHS) comes in SDHC, SDXC, and SDUC memory cards. UHS cards to achieve increased read and write speeds.

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

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

Based on everything that was covered is why the the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro is the best memory card for the Fujifilm X-T30. The memory card also has excellent compatibility with other cameras.

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