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Panasonic GF9 Memory Card Compatibility

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Panasonic GF9 SD Memory Card Compatibility

´╗┐The Panasonic GF9 is able to use SDXC, SDHC, and SD memory cards. For burst shooting and video, it is necessary the SD memory card you use is fast enough.

The performance of your camera can be greatly decreased by using an incompatible card.

If you’re in a hurry, here’s the best SD card you can buy for the Panasonic GF9:

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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 cost of cards has greatly fallen since the release of the Panasonic GF9.

Since the cost are quite cheap, it would not make financial sense to invest in anything other than a high-quality memory card.

SanDisk Extreme Pro, Lexar Professional, and PNY Elite Performance cards have all worked well for me. I have never experienced unusable data or a card failure with those SD cards.

Each and every issue I have had has been due to cheap unbranded SD memory cards. Attempting to save around a buck is not worth it if your GF9 will not work properly.

To cut costs, grab a smaller capacity memory card from a quality manufacturer. That way, you’ll know your images are safe on the 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
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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.

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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.

Panasonic GF9 SD Card Compatibility

You can only use SDXC, SDHC, and SD cards with the Panasonic GF9. Ensure that you have the most recently released firmware installed on your camera for the best overall performance.

The newest SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity) memory cards, are unable to be used with the GF9.

Four different versions of Secure Digital (SD) cards that you should take into consideration. SD cards can be told apart based on the card’s storage 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

Listed below is an estimation of how many large JPEGs shots you can be expecting to be stored 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 card is determined by the sequential read and write speeds of the card. The write speed of a SD card is critical for clearing the buffer for continuous shooting and recording video.

Slows memory cards can cut down the number of continuous images the Panasonic GF9 can capture. This is due to the camera’s buffer not being able to write to the card quickly enough.

With video, a slow SD card can cause an abrupt end to recording. The video file might also be corrupted. If you intend to shoot video, it is essential the SD card you use meets the requirements of the GF9.

Read speed is nice to have for file transfers to a computer. If you have cards that are full, a memory card with a fast transfer speed will save you time.

Speed Class Rating

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SD Card Speed Class

The sustained write speed of an SD memory card is what determines the Class rating. 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 brand-name SD memory card that you can buy will be rated Class 10. You can find the class rating of a memory card by finding a number inside of a C on the front label.

Ultra High Speed (UHS)

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Example of UHS Rating

The Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus is a feature that can be found in SDHC, SDXC, and SDUC memory cards. UHS makes it possible for faster file transfer rates.

Three separate specs exist. The versions are UHS-I, UHS-II, and UHS-III.

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

Taking the details into consideration, the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro is the best memory card for the Panasonic GF9. The memory card also has great compatibility with other cameras.

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