Best Memory Cards For the Canon T6s / T6

Canon T6s T6 Best Memory Cards

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

In camera test with the Canon T6s. The results will be just about the same in the Canon T6 as well.

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

SD Memory CardsUSB 3.0 ReadUSB 3.0 WriteCanon T6s
Transcend290.2 MB/s182.1 MB/s64.24 MB/s
Lexar 2000x272.7 MB/s244.5 MB/s62.80 MB/s
Toshiba Exceria Pro258.8 MB/s226.5 MB/s59.10 MB/s
Lexar 1000x147.4 MB/s78.4 MB/s56.32 MB/s
Delkin 250253.5 MB/s219.6 MB/s54.70 MB/s
Sandisk Extreme Pro 280260.5 MB/s214.8 MB/s36.09 MB/s
Sandisk Extreme Pro U389.0 MB/s84.7 MB/s63.15 MB/s
Kingston U388.1 MB/s74.3 MB/s60.04 MB/s
Sony U3 – Old Model87.2 MB/s71.9 MB/s54.35 MB/s
Lexar 633x U385.6 MB/s61.2 MB/s53.38 MB/s
Sandisk Extreme Plus U388.9 MB/s62.0 MB/s53.29 MB/s
Lexar 600x U185.6 MB/s60.1 MB/s51.30 MB/s
PNY Elite Performance U186.1 MB/s54.5 MB/s51.20 MB/s
PNY Elite Performance U186.8 MB/s77.2 MB/s50.32 MB/s
PNY Elite Performance U387.9 MB/s61.6 MB/s49.19 MB/s
Transcend U387.7 MB/s64.1 MB/s48.77 MB/s
Sandisk Extreme U371.3 MB/s52.1 MB/s44.43 MB/s
Samsung U1 EVO43.9 MB/s22.7 MB/s26.06 MB/s

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, T6 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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