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Panasonic GX8 Memory Card Compatibility

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Panasonic GX8 SD Memory Card Compatibility

´╗┐The Panasonic GX8 is able to use SDXC, SDHC, and SD memory cards. Video and continuous shooting need SD cards with high card write speeds.

You can ruin the performance of your camera by using the wrong SD memory card.

If you are in a rush, here’s the best SD memory card you can buy for the Panasonic GX8:

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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 of SD memory cards has greatly fallen since the release of the Panasonic GX8.

With prices staying cheap, it is not going to make financial sense to invest in anything other than a high-quality memory card.

The best SD memory cards I own have been the SanDisk Extreme Pro, Lexar Professional, and PNY Elite Performance models. I have never encountered unusable data or a card break with those cards.

All of the complications I have experienced has been due to no-name unbranded cards. Attempting to save a small amount of money is not worth the cost if your GX8 is likely to experience trouble.

To cut costs, purchase a smaller capacity SD card from a high-quality supplier. By making that choice, you will know your images are secure 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
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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 GX8 SD Card Compatibility

The only memory cards that can be used with in the Panasonic GX8 are SD, SDHC, and SDXC. Check to ensure your camera is using the latest firmware.

The newest cards, SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity), are not able to be used in the GX8.

You need to be aware of the four different types of Secure Digital (SD) memory cards that exist. They are broken up by 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

Below is a fast approximation of the total number of high-quality JPEGs photographs you can be expecting to save 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

Speed ratings of an SD card is classified by the sequential read and write transfer speeds. SD card write speed is essential for continuous shooting and video.

Slows cards can reduce the number of continuous photos the Panasonic GX8 can capture. This is due to the camera’s buffer not being able to write to the card fast enough.

With video, a slow memory card can cause a sudden end to shooting. The video file might also be corrupted. If you are going to record video, it is essential the SD card you use meets the required minimum write speed for video.

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

Speed Class Rating

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SD Card Speed Class

The Class rating of a memory card is determined by the sustained write speed. Cards that have a write speed of 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 of SD memory card that you can get will receive a Class 10 rating. You can determine the class rating of a SD memory card by finding a number inside of the C on the label.

Ultra High Speed (UHS)

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Example of UHS Rating

The Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus can be gotten with SDUC, SDXC, and SDHC cards. UHS allows for faster data transfer rates.

Three different specifications have been created. The versions are UHS-I, UHS-II, and UHS-III.

You can determine the rating of a SD memory card by examining the label. A Roman numeral I, II, or III on the front of the SD card, that is the rating 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

As outlined by everything that was discussed is what makes the the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro is the best memory card for the Panasonic GX8. You’re now also prepared for any future camera you own.

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