Best SD Memory Cards for Canon VIXIA HF R80

The VIXIA HF 80 is Canon’s entry-level camcorder aimed at beginners and people who want an easy way to capture fun events with their family and friends. It’s nearly identical to the cheaper HF R800. It also shoots 1080p video at up to 60 fps, has a 32x optical and 57x Advanced Zoom (combines optical and digital zoom).

However, there is one difference. The HF R80 has 16GB of internal storage, meaning that you don’t need to use SD cards to capture video. With that in mind, this camcorder also has a memory card slot and we highly suggest getting an additional SD card, especially if you shoot a lot of videos. Here are the best memory cards for Canon VIXIA R80.

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Best SD Cards for Canon VIXIA HF R80

As we already mentioned, the R80 comes with one memory card slot that supports UHS-I cards. Definitely don’t get tricked into buying fast and pricey UHS-II cards, as they are totally unnecessary for this camera. Alright, let’s take a look at the best SD cards for Canon VIXIA HF R80.

UHS-I Cards:
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 VIXIA R80

The R80 can shoot 1080p videos at up to 60 fps, but even if you use the best available codec (35 Mbit/s or 4.375 MB/s), it won’t be an issue for any of the previously mentioned memory cards.


The VIXIA HF R80 is a great camcorder for amateurs who need a simple way to film their kids, family or friends. Thanks to the built-in storage, you won’t have to worry in case you forget an SD card. However, we still recommend buying at least one additional SD card, especially if you shoot a lot of videos.

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