Best SD Memory Cards for Fujifilm X-T30

Not too long after they released Fuji X-T3, Fujifilm came out with yet another camera that seems like a great deal – the X-T30. It comes with the same 26MP APS-C sensor and fast processor found in the X-T3, although the new camera is also missing some features like weather resistance, 4K video recording at 60 fps and one card slot. It is, however, more affordable and that makes it a great choice for advanced amateurs and enthusiasts. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the best memory cards for Fuji X-T30.

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Best SD Cards for Fujifilm X-T30

We should begin by saying that Fuji X-T30 has one SD memory card slot that supports UHS-I cards, unlike the X-T3 that actually comes with two UHS-II compatible slots. We suggest getting UHS-I cards for this camera unless you plan on switching to the X-T3 or some other high-end or newer camera sometime in the future. In that case, you grab a UHS-II card and future proof your purchase. Anyway, here are some of the best SD cards for Fujifilm X-T30.

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
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

Recommended SD Cards for Video on Fujifilm X-T30

The X-T30 doesn’t support 4K recording at 60 fps, but it does record 4K video at 30 fps and 1080p video at up to 120 fps, which is pretty good for its price point. The most demanding codec you can choose on the X-T30 requires 200 Mbit/s (25 MB/s) write speeds, and if you plan on shooting video in this mode we definitely suggest grabbing one of the faster UHS-I cards from our list above. Of course, any of the speedy UHS-II cards will do just fine.

Conclusion

Fuji X-T30 offers a lot of value for its price and we believe it is going to sell very well over the next few years. When it comes to SD cards, we suggest you get one or a few UHS-I cards. People who want to future proof their purchase can also get UHS-II cards, but keep in mind that the X-T30 won’t benefit from these faster cards.

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