Best Canon T6i Memory Cards

Canon T6i Best SD Memory Card

A memory card speed comparison between all the most popular UHS-I and UHS-II memory cards in the Canon T6i. 

Use this guide to help you find the best memory cards for your style of shooting.


Camera Specs

Sensor: APS-C 24.2MP  /  Processor: Digic 6

SD Memory Card Type: UHS-I

5fps – continuous shooting

Canon T6iAmazon / Adorama / BHphoto



Best SD Memory Card – Canon T6i / 750D

USB 3.0 read and write speeds are determined using Crystal Disk on Windows 10.

SD Memory CardsUSB 3.0 ReadUSB 3.0 WriteCanon T6i WriteSee Price
Sandisk Extreme Pro U3 64GB257.3 MB/s109.9 MB/s62.21 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Transcend U3  64GB290.2 MB/s182.1 MB/s59.68 MB/sAmazon
Lexar 2000x U3  64GB280.9 MB/s181.4 MB/s57.03 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Delkin UHS-II U3  32GB245.1 MB/s164.6 MB/s54.70 MB/sAmazon
Toshiba U3 64GB238.5 MB/s199.7 MB/s54.37 MB/sAmazon
Lexar 1000x U3 64GB145.0 MB/s60.7 MB/s49.24 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Samsung Pro 64GB Class U186.8 MB/s77.2 MB/s64.80 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB U389.0 MB/s84.7 MB/s63.88 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Kingston 64GB Class U388.1 MB/s74.3 MB/s59.58 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
PNY 64GB U186.1 MB/s54.5 MB/s58.80 MB/sAmazon
Sony 64GB U387.2 MB/s71.9 MB/s55.66 MB/sAmazon
Sandisk Extreme Plus 64GB U388.9 MB/s62.0 MB/s53.09 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
PNY 64GB U387.9 MB/s61.6 MB/s51.57 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Lexar 600x 64GB U185.6 MB/s60.1 MB/s49.57 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Transcend 64GB U387.7 MB/s64.1 MB/s48.41 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Lexar 633x 64GB U385.6 MB/s61.2 MB/s46.92 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Sandisk Extreme 64GB U371.3 MB/s52.1 MB/s43.76 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Samsung 64GB SDXC EVO U143.9 MB/s22.7 MB/s24.15 MB/sAmazon / Adorama

It looks like the Samsung 64GB U1 card is the best SD memory card for the Canon T6i. You can also never go wrong with the Sandisk Extreme cards, but the Samsung cards are often less expensive. Kingston and PNY also make some nice cards and you might want to grab some when you see them on sale. 

Keep in mind, various cards will give slight performance differences with each production run and each time I test a card I get slightly different results. This is why I take an average of three tests but I only test one card per type. So use this chart as a general guide when choosing a memory card for your camera.

Usually Sandisk cards do perform the best and are the most consistent across camera brands.



Best UHS-II Memory Card

Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB UHS-II – Amazon / Adorama

Transcend 64GB UHS-II – Amazon


Best UHS-I Memory Cards

Sandisk Extreme Pro U3 64GB – Amazon / Adorama

Samsung Pro U1 64GB – Amazon / Adorama

Kingston U3 64GB – Amazon / Adorama


Best Memory Card Reader

If you want the best USB 3.0 Memory card reader that supports UHS-II, check out the following comparison:

Best SD Memory Card Reader

The fastest is the Lexar SR2 – Amazon



Should You Use UHS-II Memory Cards For The Canon T6i?

You will gain no benefit to using UHS-II in camera since the camera does not have UHS-II capabilities. However, if you want faster write times from your card to your computer, UHS-II is the way to go.



Best SD Memory Cards For The Canon T6i Conclusions

The fastest UHS-I cards will run you at about 64.80MB/s, this is pretty fast for UHS-I. Sony cameras are only capable of 32MB/s, but they usually have a larger buffer.

If you already own some slower memory cards and you don’t do a lot of burst shooting, then you might not notice the difference if you upgrade to something a few MB/s faster. However, if burst shooting is your thing, then you should probably buy the fastest card you can in order to save yourself from wait times as the buffer clears.