The Fujifilm X100V supports a single UHS-I memory card with some pretty powerful video capabilities.
This guide recommends the best sd cards at various prices depending on performance needs.
Best Memory Cards Fujifilm X100V
Quick Note: Sometimes some memory cards have issues with Fujifilm cameras, at launch. We saw this with the X-T3, X-H1, and the X100F. Most of their cameras now have very good memory card compatibility but to play it safe I will recommend only the cards that I know will work for sure.
Top 5 Recommended Memory Cards Fuji X100V
These are the top-performing memory cards. I’ll list the X100F in-camera speeds, or the rated speeds until I can test in the X100V.
My #1 pick would be the Sandisk Extreme Pro card. But I’ll give you a few more options.
|Card Name||In-Camera Speed (X100F)||64GB||128GB|
|Sandisk Extreme Pro 170||73.71 MB/s||Amazon||Amazon|
|Sandisk Extreme||47.70 MB/s||Amazon||Amazon|
|Sony 95||62.21 MB/s||Amazon||—|
|Delkin Advantage||72.77 MB/s||Amazon||Amazon|
|Toshiba Exceria Pro||—||Amazon||Amazon|
The Sony Pro UHS-I cards are also great but like the Toshiba cards, they are a bit expensive. They’re more popular in Japan than in the West.
The Fujifilm X100V will support a memory capacity of 512GB.
Other Great UHS-II Memory Card Options
If you like the idea of improving your transfer speeds from your card to your computer with a memory card reader, then UHS-II cards can be a great option.
I’ll list some really nice UHS-II cards that will give you fast transfer speeds but that don’t cost that much more than UHS-I cards. I’ll test all these when I get the camera. It’s almost worth going for the Sony M Tough card for the durability of that tougher build.
Also, a lot of companies are trying to force you into bigger cards now by discontinuing their smaller sizes. So I’ll try to list the less expensive 64GB and 128GB options.
|Sony M Tough||Amazon||Amazon|
Needed SD Card For 4k Video
Now that the X100V shoots 4k video you will need to make sure your cards have the proper rating for that. I’ve listed you cards that will support 4k video, but if you’re buying cards not on the list you want to make sure you use a card with a rated of U3 which guarantees a minimum write speed of 30MBs/s.
Fujifilm X100V Video Specs & Record Times
The Fujifilm X100V will record 4k with a bitrate of 200Mbps. For those of you not too familiar with bitrate, this is very good. This is twice the bitrate of any Sony camera and even more than the Nikon cameras.
You have a record limit of 10 minutes with 4k and a record limit of 15 minutes with 1080p video.
To give you an idea of how much data the 200Mbps will take, here is a chart of record times based on memory card sizes.
Also, only bitrate impacts file size. If you’re recording at 200Mbps, it won’t make a difference if you use 4k or 1080p, they both will take the same amount of space.
Test For Counterfit Memory Cards
First off, be sure to buy memory cards from a reliable source. In other words, don’t shop from some shady vendor on some auction site.
When you get your memory card for the first time, You should try to max it’s capacity right away. This is the best way to determine if the card is counterfeit or not. If you can max the capacity without any issues or the card failing, then you most likely have a legitimate card.
Best Memory Cards Fujifilm X100V Conclusions
The X100V is a great little camera, just get a good memory card from a reliable source and the camera will be an amazing little workhorse.
The 128GB cards are pretty cheap now, so if you’re going on a long vacation or something you might as well grab one. Otherwise, for day to day shooting, you won’t need anything larger than a 64GB card.