Best SD Memory Cards for Canon 80D

Canon EOS 80D was released in early 2016, but it is still a pretty decent choice for semi-pros and enthusiast photographers and videographers thanks to its solid set of features. While there are some rumors about the upcoming Canon 90D, we have yet to hear anything concrete from Canon. This means it still makes sense to buy the 80D, especially now that it is almost always discounted.

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We already have an article about the best SD cards for Canon 77D, which is essentially a slimmed down version of Canon 80D, but the 80D is still a better choice due to its weather resistance, better battery life, included headphone jack and many other features. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the best memory cards for Canon 80D.

Best SD Cards for Canon 80D

Similarly to other camera geared towards enthusiasts, the 80D doesn’t benefit from extremely fast UHS-II memory cards used by the flagship cameras. This camera has one UHS-I capable card slot, and since it offers burst shooting at up to 7 fps and 1080p video recording at up to 60 fps, this is more than enough. Without further ado, these are some of the best UHS-I SD cards for Canon EOS 80D in our opinion:

UHS-I Cards:
MEMORY CARD WRITE SPEED READ SPEED GET CARD
SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB UHS-I U3 V30 Up to 90 MB/s Up to 170 MB/s
Kingston Canvas Select Plus 128GB UHS-I V30 Up to 80 MB/s Up to 100 MB/s
Transcend 128GB UHS-I U3 Up to 60 MB/s Up to 95 MB/s

Recommended SD Cards for Video on Canon 80D

Just like we previously stated, the EOS 80D doesn’t record 4K video and only supports 1080p recording at up to 60 fps, which means that any SD card from the list above can handle it easily.

Conclusion

Although it’s three years old, Canon 80D is still a solid choice for semi-pros and enthusiasts, especially for people who need a rugged and weather-sealed camera with good battery life. Picking an SD card for it is not a hard task, since it doesn’t need to use the fastest memory cards. Just pick one (or more) of the UHS-I cards mentioned above and you’ll be good to go!

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