Best SD Memory Cards for Panasonic Lumix S1R

Back in early 2019, Panasonic released their first two full-frame cameras, the S1R and S1. Panasonic S1R is a high-end model that features a 47MP full-frame sensor making it an excellent choice for serious photographers. Of course, it is also amazing for videography, as it supports 4K video recording at up to 60 fps! The camera also features one of the best IBIS (in-body image stabilization) implementations out of any full-frame camera. The only thing that the Panasonic doesn’t do as well as some of the competitors is autofocus. With all this in mind, let’s focus on SD cards and check out the best memory cards for Panasonic Lumix S1R.

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Best SD Cards for Panasonic Lumix S1R

Before we continue, we should let you know that this camera has dual SD card slots. The first slot supports super fast CFexpress memory cards (the camera must run on firmware version 1.3 and newer) and XQD cards, while the second slot supports somewhat slower but still fast UHS-II SD cards. The UHS-II cards are plenty fast for video shooters, while CFexpress or XQD cards are suggested for serious photographers, especially those who shoot a lot in High Resolution Mode (this feature creates 187MP RAW photos)! Alright, here are the best SD cards for Panasonic S1R.

CFexpress Cards:
MEMORY CARD WRITE SPEED READ SPEED GET CARD
Sony TOUGH CFexpress Memory Card Type B 256 GB Up to 1480 MB/s Up to 1700 MB/s
SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Type B 256 GB Up to 1200 MB/s Up to 1700 MB/s
XQD Cards:
MEMORY CARD WRITE SPEED READ SPEED GET CARD
Sony Professional XQD G Series 128GB Up to 400 MB/s Up to 440 MB/s
Lexar Professional 2933x XQD 128GB Up to 400 MB/s Up to 440 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
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 S1R

S1R takes great videos and supports 4K video recording at up to 60 fps, while using a 150 Mbit/s (18.75 MB/s codec), as well as 1080p at up to 180 fps. The codec itself isn’t particularly demanding and even UHS-II cards offer write speeds that are far greater than is needed, so you don’t have to worry about getting CFexpress/XQD cards for video.

Conclusion

This camera is one of the best full-frame mirrorless choices, both for photographers and videographers, and we hope our guide helped you find the right memory cards for your Panasonic Lumix S1R.

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