Best Memory Card For The Fujifilm X-T20

Best Memory Cards Fujifilm X-T20

An in-camera comparison between all the most popular SD memory cards and how they perform in the X-T20.

While memory card performance is great with most cards in the X-T20, there are a few clear winners, or I should say, “best cards.”

 

Camera Specs

Sensor: APS-C 24.3 MP X-Trans CMOS III / Processor: X-Processor Pro

SD Memory Card Type: UHS-I

Video: 4K Video Recording at 30 fps

Continuous Burst: 14fps

Size of Buffer: 1GB

Uncompressed Shots Till Buffer Fills: 22-24

Est. Time Taken To Clear Buffer: 15-16 seconds.

 

Fujifilm X-T20 Silver – Amazon / Adorama / B&H

Fujifilm X-T20 Black – Amazon / Adorama / B&H

Must Have Accessories For The Fujifilm X-T20

 

 


Best Memory Card For The Fujifilm X-T20


 

General Performance And Speed Chart

 

Unlike the X100F, I actually didn’t have any problems while testing memory cards in the X-T20. It performed flawlessly with all cards.

All USB 3.0 tests done using CrystalDisk – Windows 10, with the Lexar SR2.

SD Memory Cards USB 3.0 Read USB 3.0 Write Fuji X-T20 Write See Price
UHS-II        
Lexar 64GB 2000x 272.7 MB/s 244.5 MB/s 67.03 MB/s Amazon
Toshiba 64GB 258.8 MB/s 226.5 MB/s 66.33 MB/s Amazon
Delkin 250 64GB 245.1 MB/s 164.6 MB/s 66.25 MB/s Amazon
Sandisk Extreme Pro 300 64GB 263.2 MB/s 233.4 MB/s 65.72 MB/s Amazon
Transcend 64GB 290.2 MB/s 182.1 MB/s 64.42 MB/s Amazon
Sony 260 64GB 253.2 MB/s 91.62 MB/s 62.56 MB/s Amazon
Delkin 100  64GB 273.3 MB/s 97.3 MB/s 59.62 MB/s Amazon
Lexar 64GB 1000x 147.4 MB/s 78.4 MB/s 55.87 MB/s Amazon
Sandisk Extreme Pro 280 64GB 260.5 MB/s 214.8 MB/s 35.78 MB/s Amazon
UHS-I        
Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB U3 98.6 MB/s 90.8 MB/s 66.63 MB/s Amazon
Kingston 64GB U3 98.1 MB/s 90.4 MB/s 66.00 MB/s Amazon
Samsung Pro+ 64GB U3 97.5 MB/s 87.3 MB/s 65.00 MB/s Amazon
Delkin 633x 64GB U3 98.3 MB/s 88.7 MB/s 64.82 MB/s Amazon
Samsung Pro 64GB U1 96.3 MB/s 82.2 MB/s 63.93 MB/s Amazon
Samsung Pro 64GB U3 97.7 MB/s 78.6 MB/s 62.83 MB/s Amazon
Sony 64GB U3 – Old Model 96.5 MB/s 84.5 MB/s 61.36 MB/s Amazon
Sandisk Extreme Plus 64GB U3 99.0 MB/s 64.4 MB/s 55.75 MB/s Amazon
PNY 64GB U1 96.5 MB/s 66.5 MB/s 53.00 MB/s Amazon
PNY 64GB U3 96.5 MB/s 66.1 MB/s 52.20 MB/s Amazon
Transcend 64GB U3 96.7 MB/s 68.4 MB/s 51.72 MB/s Amazon
Lexar 633x 64GB U3 93.3 MB/s 67.3 MB/s 50.00 MB/s Amazon
Lexar 600x 64GB U1 95.4 MB/s 64.8 MB/s 51.77 MB/s Amazon
Sony 64GB U3 – New Model 96.7 MB/s 56.2 MB/s 47.91 MB/s Amazon
Sandisk Extreme 64GB U3 72.43 MB/s 54.1 MB/s 47.53 MB/s Amazon
Samsung 64GB U1 EVO 47.7 MB/s 27.3 MB/s 20.53 MB/s Amazon
 

 


Recommended SD Memory Cards For The X-T20


I recommend the Sandisk Extreme Pro cards as the best cards simply because of reliability and performance. I test a lot of cards in a lot of cameras and Sandisk is the only brand that gives me almost not problems across the board. I say almost because Sandisk was having some issues working with the Canon 1DX II and the GoPro Her5, depending on which card you used.

 

Best UHS-II Memory Cards

The X-T20 doesn’t support the extra speed you can get out of UHS-II memory cards, however, many people still like to use UHS-II to gain the performance when transferring cards to their computers.

Delkin 250 64GB – Amazon / B&H

Lexar x2000 UHS-II 64GB – Amazon / Adorama

Sandisk Extreme Pro 300 64GB – Amazon / Adorama / B&H

 

 

Best UHS-I Memory Cards

UHS-I are all around the best cards for the X-T20, simply because they perform great and are very reasonably priced.

Kingston 64GB U3 – Amazon / Adorama / B&H

Samsung Pro+ 64GB U3 – Amazon / Adorama

Sandisk Extreme Pro U3 64GB – Amazon / Adorama / B&H

 

 

 


Fujifilm X-T20 Frequently Asked Questions


 

Can I use Micro SD Memory Cards in the Fujifilm X-T20?

Yes you can, and I often use Micro SD Memory cards. However, I don’t test them in these cameras because I don’t recommend them. The cards can come loose inside the adapters and give you errors. It happens a lot to me with some brands or some cases, so as a general note, I don’t recommend them.

 

What Cards Work Best For Video?

I actually didn’t have any issues with any cards shooting 4k video. Fujifilm cameras don’t shoot with a very high bitrate so you’re in the clear with most modern cards, or any of the cards I’ve listed here.

 

My Card Isn’t Fast, What’s Wrong?

People still have a lot of problems with cards, here are a few reasons.

  • Could simply be a bad card. Sometimes there are some bad production runs that go out. It happens. Most cards have a nice warranty so you can always send them in for replacement.
  • You could have a fake card! There are a lot of counterfeit cards out there, especially on Ebay and occasionally on Amazon. Be sure to get your cards from a trusted source. B&H and Adorama are great, or, if you use Amazon, make sure you buy from a trusted seller.
  • Sometimes some cards perform slow until you put a few shots on them. Not sure why this is, but if you notice your card performing slow right after formatting, this could be the cause.
  • Make sure your cards are clean and that the connection terminals inside your camera are clean and not damaged.

 

Do Lexar Cards Suck?

No, they don’t suck. I’ve yet to have any issues with Lexar and the only people I know of that have had issues with Lexar had counterfeit cards. If you’re having problems with your Lexar card, email Lexar, make sure the card is authentic, if so, they will replace it for you.

 

Do I really need a UHS-II memory card?

With the X-T20 you don’t need UHS-II memory cards. However, if you’re shooting a lot, it does save time when transferring cards to your computer, if you have a UHS-II memory card reader.

 

What Size Memory Card Should I Get, 32GB or 64GB?

I use 32GB cards if I’m just shooting photos and I rarely fill the cards. If I’m shooting photos with some videos here and there I’ll need a 64GB card.

 

 


Best SD Memory Card Fuji X-T20 | Bottom Line


The X-T20’s performance with memory cards is very good and most cards listed here will work just fine. If you’re looking to save some money you can buy some of the less expensive cards with very little problems. However, if you’re looking for the fastest speed and the best performing cards, Sandisk and Lexar are my top choices, but I also like the Samsung and Sony cards as well. 

  • Arch

    the column title says X-T2, is it X-T20?

  • Yes thank you. Type-o