Best SD Memory Cards for Canon RP

The EOS RP is Canon’s second full-frame mirrorless camera, and it is significantly less expensive than the flagship EOS R. Of course, that results in a lower resolution sensor (26MP like on Canon 6D Mark II) and lack of other features, for example, there’s no Dual Pixel Autofocus in 4K and 24 fps mode in 1080p. That being said, this is the cheapest and lightest full-frame mirrorless camera on the market right now, and is actually an excellent choice if you’re a photographer. Here are some of the best memory cards for Canon RP.

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Best SD Cards for Canon RP

Canon RP has one memory card slot that supports UHS-II cards. Of course, it also supports older UHS-I cards. And while UHS-II cards are definitely faster and better, getting one for the RP isn’t quite necessary, as it isn’t particularly demanding when it comes to burst shooting or video recording. If you want to save some money, you can grab a UHS-I card. However, if you want to future proof your purchase, consider going with a UHS-II SD card. These are the best SD cards for Canon RP.

UHS-II Cards:
MEMORY CARD WRITE SPEED READ SPEED GET CARD
Sony Tough-G Series SDXC 128GB UHS-II U3 V90 Up to 299 MB/s Up to 300 MB/s
Lexar Professional 2000X 128GB SDXC UHS-II U3 V90 Up to 260 MB/s Up to 300 MB/s
ProGrade Digital 128GB UHS-II U3 V90 Up to 250 MB/s Up to 300 MB/s
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 React 128GB UHS-I U3 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 RP

The EOS RP shoots 4K video at 24 or 25 fps (there’s no 30 fps option), and the codec isn’t demanding at all at 120 Mbit/s (15 Mb/s), meaning that any aforementioned memory card will handle it easily. Canon RP can also shoot 1080p at up to 60 fps, and the codec is even less demanding in this case at 60 Mbit/s (7.5 MB/s).

Conclusion

Although video features of this camera are OK at best, the EOS RP is quite affordable for a full-frame mirrorless camera, and we believe it is a great option for photographers. It is cheap, lightweight and has a solid 26MP sensor. As for the memory cards, if you can spare some extra cash and want to future-proof your purchase grab a UHS-II card, otherwise go with a cheaper UHS-I memory card.

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