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Panasonic G5 Memory Card Compatibility

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Panasonic G5 SD Memory Card Compatibility

´╗┐The Panasonic G5 may use SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. For continuous shooting and video, it is necessary the SD memory card you use can write data fast enough.

You can mess up the functionality of your camera by using the wrong SD memory card.

If you’re in a hurry, here’s the best SD card you can buy for the Panasonic G5:

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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.

Best SD Cards

Like all things tech, the price range of cards has greatly fallen since the release of the Panasonic G5.

Seeing as how cheap the price range are, it will not be cost-effective to invest in anything but a high-quality SD card.

SanDisk Extreme Pro, Lexar Professional, and PNY Elite Performance cards have all worked well for me. I have under no circumstances had data errors or a card physically fail with those memory cards.

Every last complication I have had has been because of no-name unbranded memory cards. Hoping to save around a dollar isn’t worth it if your G5 will not work correctly.

A sensible way to spend less money is to purchase a lower capacity SD memory card from a quality supplier. Because of this, you will know your shots are secure on the SD 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
Check prices on: Amazon
  • 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
Check prices on: Amazon
  • 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.

Panasonic G5 SD Card Compatibility

You are limited to using SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards in the Panasonic G5. Check to make sure you have the current firmware installed on your camera for the best overall performance.

The newest SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity) memory cards, aren’t going to be able to be used in the G5.

You should understand the four different kinds of Secure Digital (SD) memory cards that can be found. SD memory cards can be told apart from the storage size of the 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.

Image Capacity

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SD Card Contacts

Here is a quick approximation of the volume of max-quality JPEGs pictures you can expect to save on a 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 determined by the continuous write and read speeds of the card. Card speed is critical for clearing the buffer for continuous shooting in addition to recording video.

A slow SD card can cause a reduction in the number of continuous frames the Panasonic G5 can take. This is because the camera’s buffer is not able to write to the card fast enough.

When recording video, a slow memory card can cause an unexpected end to shooting. The video file could also be corrupted. If you intend to record video, it is crucial the memory 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 memory card with a fast read speed will reduce the amount of time it takes the transfer to finish.

Speed Class Rating

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SD Card Speed Class

The Class rating of an SD card is determined by the continuous write speed. Cards that have a write speed of at least 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-name memory card that you can find for sale online will be rated Class 10. To determine the class rating of a memory card, try to find a number inside of the C on the front label.

Ultra High Speed (UHS)

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Example of UHS Rating

The Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus can be found in SDHC, SDXC, and SDUC memory cards. The UHS bus allows for increased file transfer rates.

Three different versions exist. They are UHS-I, UHS-II, and UHS-III.

To know what the rating of a SD card, look at the label. If there is a Roman numeral I, II, or III on the front of the card, that is going to be the 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

As outlined by the topics that were covered is what makes the the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro is the best memory card for the Panasonic G5. You are now prepared for any future camera you buy.

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