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Panasonic GX800 Memory Card Compatibility

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Panasonic GX800 SD Memory Card Compatibility

´╗┐The Panasonic GX800 can use SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. A card with fast write speeds is important for video and burst shooting.

An inadequate card can greatly decrease the performance of your camera.

Want to skip the technical details? Below is my suggestion on the SD memory card to use with your Panasonic GX800:

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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

In the time since the intro of Panasonic GX800, the cost of SD cards has dropped.

Due to prices being quite low, it would not make sense to get anything besides a high-quality SD memory card.

SanDisk Extreme Pro, Lexar Professional, and PNY Elite Performance cards have great speed and dependability. I have under no circumstances experienced a card break or data errors with any of those SD memory cards.

All the hassles I have experienced has been because of generic unbranded cards. Attempting to save a buck isn’t worth it if your GX800 does not work correctly.

A shrewd way to save money is to opt for a lower storage capacity SD card from a high-quality company. That way, you will not have to be anxious about the photographs stored 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 GX800 SD Card Compatibility

The only cards compatible with the Panasonic GX800 are SD, SDHC, and SDXC. Check to be sure that you have the most up to date firmware installed on your camera for the best compatibility.

The newest cards, SDUC (Secure Digital Ultra Capacity), can’t be used in the GX800.

Four separate versions of Secure Digital (SD) cards that you should know. SD cards can be told apart based on their storage capactiy.

  • 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’s a quick approximation of the volume of maximum-quality JPEGs photographs you should be expecting to save 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 dependant on the sequential write and read transfer speeds of the card. The transfer speed of a card is essential for clearing the camera buffer for continuous shooting and recording video.

A slow memory card can decrease the number of continuous photos the Panasonic GX800 can take. This is due to the camera’s buffer not being able to write to the SD card quickly enough.

With video, a slow memory card can cause a sudden end to the recording. The video file could also be corrupted. If you intend to record video, it is critical the memory card you use meets the required minimum continuous write speed for video.

Card read speed is important for transferring files to a computer or laptop. If you have cards that are full, 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 an SD memory card is based on the continuous write speed. Cards that have a write speed of at least 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 SD memory card that you can purchase will receive a Class 10 rating. To check the class rating of a card, find 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 bus (UHS) can often be found in SDUC, SDXC, and SDHC cards. The UHS bus makes it possible for increased file transfer rates.

Three different specs exist. The three are UHS-I, UHS-II, and UHS-III.

To know what the rating of a SD memory card, look on the label. If the card has UHS, a Roman numeral I, II, or III can be found on the SD card label.

  • 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 specifics into consideration, the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro is the best memory card for the Panasonic GX800. Any future camera you own, you will know what SD memory card to get.

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