Best Memory Cards For the Canon T6s

Canon T6s Best Memory Card

A memory card speed comparison between all the most popular SD memory cards taken in the Canon T6s.

This guide will 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 with autofocus

Avg. RAW Files Size – 28.7 MB

Avg. JPEG File Size – 6.9 MB

Shots Taken To Fill Buffer: 9

Time Taken To Clear Buffer: 2.45 seconds * With Sandisk Extreme Pro

Est. Size Of Buffer: 250MB


Canon T6sAmazon / Adorama / BHphoto



Canon T6s Memory Card Speeds

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

SD Memory CardsUSB 3.0 ReadUSB 3.0 WriteCanon T6sSee Price
Transcend U3 64GB290.2 MB/s182.1 MB/s64.24 MB/sAmazon
Lexar 2000x U3 64GB272.7 MB/s244.5 MB/s62.80 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Toshiba U3 64GB258.8 MB/s226.5 MB/s59.10 MB/sAmazon
Lexar 1000x U3 64GB147.4 MB/s78.4 MB/s56.32 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Delkin UHS-II U3 32GB253.5 MB/s219.6 MB/s54.70 MB/sAmazon
Sandisk Extreme Pro U3 64GB260.5 MB/s214.8 MB/s36.09 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB U389.0 MB/s84.7 MB/s63.15 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Kingston 64GB Class U388.1 MB/s74.3 MB/s60.04 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Sony 64GB U387.2 MB/s71.9 MB/s54.35 MB/sAmazon
Lexar 633x 64GB U385.6 MB/s61.2 MB/s53.38 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Sandisk Extreme Plus 64GB U388.9 MB/s62.0 MB/s53.29 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Lexar 600x 64GB U185.6 MB/s60.1 MB/s51.30 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
PNY 64GB U186.1 MB/s54.5 MB/s51.20 MB/sAmazon
Samsung Pro 64GB Class U186.8 MB/s77.2 MB/s50.32 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
PNY 64GB U387.9 MB/s61.6 MB/s49.19 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Transcend 64GB U387.7 MB/s64.1 MB/s48.77 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Sandisk Extreme 64GB U371.3 MB/s52.1 MB/s44.43 MB/sAmazon / Adorama
Samsung 64GB SDXC EVO U143.9 MB/s22.7 MB/s26.06 MB/sAmazon / Adorama

The best performing card is the Sandisk Extreme Pro, but the Kingston and Sony cards also very fast and can sometimes be found at a less expensive price. In real world shooting conditions you probably won’t feel the difference of 5-10 MB/s with casual shooting, so it might not be a bad idea to go with a less expensive option.

However, the buffer on the T6s is not very big and if you want to do a lot of burst shooting you could run into a lot of wait time while your buffer clears.


Best UHS-II Memory Card


Best UHS-I Memory Cards


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 T6s?

You won’t see any benefit to using the more expensive UHS-II memory cards unless you’re looking to improve the file transfer speeds from your card to your computer. This only improves if you have a USB 3.0 UHS-II memory card reader.



Best SD Memory Cards For The Canon T6s Conclusions

All the high end cards all perform well, but there is a clear winner for the UHS-I memory cards. That is the Sandisk Extreme Pro. Although not the cheapest SD memory card it does perform the best.

If you want more of a bargain with very close to the same speeds, check out the Sony, their memory cards have been very reliable and are a great brand. Lexar and Kingston also make very dependable cards.


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