Best SD Memory Cards for Panasonic Lumix G9

Panasonic G9 features the same 20MP micro 4/3 sensor as the GH5 and although it still has pretty amazing video specs, Panasonic geared this camera mainly towards photographers. It is also a bit cheaper and more compact than GH5. That being said, let’s take a look at some of the best memory cards for Panasonic G9.

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Best SD Cards for Panasonic Lumix G9

Just like the GH5, the Lumix G9 has two SD cards slot and both of them support speedy UHS-II cards. While UHS-I cards will definitely work with this camera, for optimal results we’d go with faster UHS-II cards. Yes, they are a bit more expensive, but getting them is a great way to future proof your purchase. We should also mention that the G9 can shoot photos at up to 60fps in AF-S mode and 20 fps in continuous AF-C, which is yet another reason to get UHS-II cards. Here are the best SD cards for Panasonic G9.

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 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 Panasonic Lumix G9

When it comes to video, the G9 is very capable and offers most of the features found in the GH5, with the exception of 10-bit 4:2:2 4K video at 400 Mbit/s (50 MB/s). That means that you can record 4K video at up to 60 fps and 1080p video at up to 180fps, but you don’t get access to the most demanding 10bit codec. This means that even better UHS-I cards should be fine for video work, but we’d still get UHS-II cards if they fit your budget.

Conclusion

If you’re a hybrid shooter (you enjoy both photography and videography) and don’t mind the micro 4/3 sensor, the Panasonic G9 may just be the right camera for you. We hope this guide helped you find the right memory card for your Panasonic Lumix G9.

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