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Panasonic G6 Memory Card Compatibility

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Panasonic G6 SD Memory Card Compatibility

´╗┐The Panasonic G6 can use SDXC, SDHC, and SD memory cards. Fast write speeds are a crucial factor for continuous shooting and video.

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

Want to skip the tech specs? Here’s my recommendation on the SD memory card to use with the Panasonic G6:

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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

Since the intro of Panasonic G6, the cost of SD memory cards has greatly reduced.

Due to costs being quite low, it doesn’t be advisable to spend money on anything other than a professional-level SD memory card.

The best SD cards I have used have been the SanDisk Extreme Pro, Lexar Professional, and PNY Elite Performance models. I have never endured a card become inoperable or corrupted data with any of those SD memory cards.

Every one of the trouble I have had has been because of no-name unbranded SD memory cards. Seeking to save a little bit of money is not worthwhile if your G6 does not function in the right way.

To save money, find a smaller capacity card from a high-quality company. By doing this, you will not have to worry about the shots stored on the SD memory 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 G6 SD Card Compatibility

You can only use SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards in the Panasonic G6. For best performance, check that your camera has the most up to date firmware installed.

The newest SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity) memory cards, aren’t going to be able to be used in the G6.

There are four different kinds of Secure Digital (SD) cards that you should be familiar with. You can identify the cards according to 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.

Image Capacity

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SD Card Contacts

The following is an approximation of the total number of large JPEGs photographs you should be expecting to be saved on a 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 card is based on the sequential read and write speeds. Card write speed is critical for clearing the buffer for continuous shooting and recording video.

A slow SD card can reduce the number of continuous frames the Panasonic G6 can take. This is because the camera’s buffer is not able to write data to the SD card quickly enough.

With video, a slow SD card can cause an abrupt end to shooting. The video file could also be corrupted. If you are going to record video, it is essential the card you use meets the minimum requirements of the G6.

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

Speed Class Rating

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SD Card Speed Class

The Class rating of a memory card is based on the sustained write speed. SD cards that have a minimum write speed of 10MB/s are rated as 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 online will receive a Class 10 rating. To determine the class rating of a card, search for a number inside of a C on the sticker.

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 memory cards. The UHS bus cards to have faster write speeds.

Three separate specs have been made. They are called UHS-I, UHS-II, and UHS-III.

You can figure out the UHS rating of a card by looking at the front of the SD memory card. If the memory card has UHS, a Roman numeral I, II, or III will be on the front of the SD 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

If you needed to choose one, the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro is the best memory card for the Panasonic G6. Any future camera you buy, you will know what SD card to purchase.

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