Best SD Memory Cards for Fujifilm GFX 50S

The GFX 50S was Fuji’s first medium format mirrorless camera. It features the same 51MP sensor (and most other features) found in the cheaper GFX 50R. The camera is a bit heavier but it also has some advantages over the 50R. For example, the viewfinder is better on the 50S and you can tilt it at different angles with the optional adapter. The back screen can also be flipped in three ways on the 50S vs just up and down on the 50R. Fuji also GFX 50S has a small OLED screen on top of the device, which displays different settings.

There are a couple of other tiny advantages to the 50S, but whether all of them are worth it the extra price is up to you to decide. With that said, the focus of this guide is on SD cards, so let’s take a look at some of the best memory cards for Fujifilm GFX 50S.

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Best SD Cards for Fujifilm GFX 50S

First and foremost, the camera features two memory card slots, both of which support fast UHS-II SD cards. Although you can technically use older UHS-I cards as well, we don’t recommend it, as files sizes are pretty big on this camera and UHS-II cards offer much better read and write speeds. With that in mind, here are the best SD cards for Fujifilm GFX 50S.

UHS-II Cards:
MEMORY CARD WRITE SPEED READ SPEED GET CARD
Sony Tough-G Series SDXC 128GB UHS-II U3 Up to 299 MB/s Up to 300 MB/s
Lexar Professional 2000X 128GB SDXC UHS-II U3 Up to 260 MB/s Up to 300 MB/s
SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB UHS-II U3 Up to 260 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 64GB UHS-I U3 Up to 60 MB/s Up to 95 MB/s

Recommended SD Cards for Video on Fujifilm GFX 50S

This camera is extremely limited when it comes to video recording. There is no option to shoot 4K videos and even 1080p video recording is limited to 30 fps, which can be handled by ease by any memory card mentioned above. Of course, this camera is aimed strictly at photographers, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that video features are quite limited.

Conclusion

Fujifilm GFX 50S is an excellent camera for photographers who need a high-resolution medium format sensor and it’s also more affordable than most large format cameras. We hope that our guide helped you pick the right memory card for your GFX 50S.

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