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Panasonic GX7 Memory Card Compatibility

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Panasonic GX7 SD Memory Card Compatibility

´╗┐The Panasonic GX7 is able to use SDXC, SDHC, and SD memory cards. Video and burst shooting need SD memory cards with high card write speeds.

The card you purchase has a big bearing on the overall performance of your camera.

Just want a memory card that is compatible with the camera? Listed below is my suggestion on the SD memory card to use in your Panasonic GX7:

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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 introduction of Panasonic GX7, the price of cards has come way down.

With prices becoming so cheap, it doesn’t make financial sense to choose anything but a high-quality SD card.

SanDisk Extreme Pro, Lexar Professional, and PNY Elite Performance cards have excellent overall performance and reliability. I have under no circumstances endured a card physically fail or corrupted data with those SD cards.

Every last trouble I have dealt with has been with low-cost unbranded SD memory cards. Hoping to save a little bit of money isn’t worth it if your GX7 is not going to function correctly.

If you want to reduce the cost, buy a smaller capacity SD memory card from a high-quality supplier. By doing this, you’ll not have to be concerned about the images stored 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
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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
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 GX7 SD Card Compatibility

Only use SDXC, SDHC, and SD cards with the Panasonic GX7. Check to make sure that your camera is using the latest firmware installed.

The newest memory cards, SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity), are not able to be used with the GX7.

You should know of the 4 kinds of Secure Digital (SD) cards that can be found. You can recognize them based on their 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 approximation of how many maximum-quality JPEGs pictures you can be expecting to be saved on a SD memory card:

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

Speed, Class, & UHS Ratings

Card Speed

The speed rating of an SD card is dependant on the continuous write and read transfer speeds. The continuous transfer speed of a SD card is very important for video and continuous shooting.

Slows cards can cause a reduction in the number of continuous frames the Panasonic GX7 can capture. This is because the camera’s buffer will not be able to write to the card fast enough.

With video, a slow SD card can cause an abrupt end to recording. The video file might also be corrupted. If you are going to capture video, it is important the memory card you use meets the required minimum continuous write speed for video.

Read speed is nice to have for transferring files to a computer. If you are filling up cards with images or video, a memory card with a fast transfer speed will reduce the time it takes the transfer to complete.

Speed Class Rating

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SD Card Speed Class

An SD card receives a Class rating derived from its sustained write speed. SD cards that have a write speed of 10MB/s are labeled 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 purchase will have a Class 10 rating. To locate the class rating of a card, try to find a number inside of the 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 cards. UHS memory cards to have increased write speeds.

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

You can figure out the rating of a SD memory card by reading the front of the card. If the memory 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 wanted to choose one, the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro is the best memory card for the Panasonic GX7. Any future camera you buy, you will know what card to buy.

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