Two types of memory cards are compatible with the Fujifilm X-H2s. UHS-II and CFexpress Type-B cards. With the X-new H2s’ 64-bit processing, the camera will fully take advantage of CFexpress cards’ significantly quicker rates than UHS-II cards.

Since the greatest bandwidth for H.265 is 720Mbps or 90MB/s, video shooters can utilize either CFexpress Type-B or UHS-II v90 cards if they solely employ H.265 or H.264.

Since 6.2k with ProresHQ operates at a bit rate up to 2754Mbps or 344MB/s, you will need to upgrade to some decent CFexpress Type-B cards if you want to shoot in ProRes. Also required are really large cards.

Remember that H.265 still likely looks better than ProResHQ at these bitrates from a technical standpoint, so if you have a system for dealing with H.265, you might not even need ProResHQ. This is presuming that the X-H2s hardware is completely H.265 and Prores tuned.

While you could be tempted to use the camera’s maximum bitrate performance, for some people it’s just not feasible, and many YouTubers and videographers might prefer the lower bitrate alternatives while still benefiting from the slow rolling shutter.

For photographers who use lower bit rates, choosing UHS-II V60 cards or slower CFexpress cards can save you quite a bit of money. When shooting H.265 in 10-bit, V60 cards’ minimum writes speed of 60 MB/s allows for a bitrate of 480 Mbps, more than enough for Youtube. In fact, you could probably get away with H.265 10-bit’s lesser bitrate of 360 Mbps and still have amazing quality.

Although you won’t need the greatest CFexperss card if you’re a photographer with a dual memory card setup because the system will bottleneck to UHS-II speeds when you’re shooting with redundancy, you should buy the fastest UHS-II you can afford.

*Of these cards, only the Lexar Diamond has the VGP-400 certification, which ensures a minimum write speed of 400MB/s. The maximum bitrate for the X-H2s is 344.25MB/s. For those that wish to shoot 6.2k ProRes 422 HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit right now, the Lexar Diamond is definitely the safest card to purchase.

Best Fujifilm X-H2S Memory Cards

1. Lexar Diamond 128GB VGP400*

The 128GB Professional CFexpress Type B Card DIAMOND Series from Lexar is made to suit the needs of professional filmmakers and content producers from the shooting location to post-production.

You can capture fluid raw 8K, 6K, 4K, and beyond video with this card’s read and write rates of up to 1900 MB/s, 1700 MB/s, and minimum sustained write speeds that won’t drop below 1600 MB/s. It also complies with the VGP-400 video class standard, which ensures a minimum of 400 MB/s write rate.

2. ProGrade Cobalt 325GB

The 325GB CFexpress 2.0 Type B Cobalt Memory Card from ProGrade Digital is made for recording uncompressed 8K, 6K, and 4K video and offers read and write speeds of up to 1700 MB/s and 1500 MB/s, respectively.

Additionally, the minimum write speed of the Cobalt is guaranteed to never fall below 1400 MB/s. This card can record 8K, 6K, and 4K ProRes 4444 video, PreRes 422 HQ video, and more in addition to raw video.

This card can withstand severe temperatures, shock, vibration, and X-rays. It also works with some XQD cameras that have firmware that supports CFexpress. These cards benefit from CFexpress 1.0 backward compatibility and an NVMe host controller interface.

3. Delkin Black 150GB

The 150GB BLACK CFexpress Type B Memory Card from Delkin Devices is designed for professional photographers, videographers, and high-end cinematic hosts and combines dependability and performance. It has a storage capacity of 150GB.

It works well for 8K, 6K, and 4K videos at high bitrates and frame rates, as well as for continuous-burst and raw photography. You can reach minimum write rates of at least 1530 MB/s and minimum read speeds of up to 1725 MB/s thanks to a PCIe 3.0 interface.

4. Delkin Black 128GB

The 128GB BLACK CFexpress Type B Memory Card from Delkin Devices has a storage capacity of 128GB and is intended for professional photographers and videographers. It combines industrial strength and reliability with quick performance.

It works well for 8K, 6K, and 4K videos at high bitrates and frame rates, as well as for continuous-burst and raw photography. You can reach minimum write rates of at least 1710 MB/s and minimum read speeds of up to 1760 MB/s thanks to a PCIe 3.0 interface.

Delkin’s BLACK Series is made with tough construction that is waterproof, shockproof, and temperature resistant to help enable card usage in practically any situation and to keep your content safe. The BLACK Series is covered by a limited lifetime warranty and a 48-hour replacement guarantee upon registration with Delkin in order to further increase reliability and functionality.

5. Sony G Tough V90

With a 128GB storage capacity, the Sony 128GB SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card makes use of the UHS-II bus to handle advanced DSLR features including continuous shutter bursts, quick shooting, and RAW and JPEG capture.

This card can capture video in 8K, 4K XAVC S, 60p AVCHD, 3D, HFR, and Full HD, and it can do it at maximum read and write speeds of up to 300 MB/s and 299 MB/s, respectively. Its V90 speed class designation ensures that minimum write speeds won’t go below 90 MB/s.

6. Sandisk Extreme Pro V90

With the 128GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Card from SanDisk, customers can capture immaculate cinema-quality 8K, 4K, and Full HD video, as well as raw images and continuous shutter bursts, for a speedier workflow and burst shooting.

This card has a 128GB storage capacity and uses the UHS-II interface to offer read and write speeds of up to 300 MB/s and 260 MB/s, respectively. The V90 Video Speed Class rating ensures that write speeds won’t go below 90 MB/s.

7. ProGrade V90

The ProGrade Digital 128GB UHS-II SDXC Memory Card has a storage capacity of 128GB and utilizes the UHS-II bus to offer maximum read and write speeds of 300 MB/s and 250 MB/s, respectively.

This card’s V90 Video Speed Class rating, which ensures minimum write rates of at least 90 MB/s, also enables use in DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, camcorders, and digital cinema cameras that generate rich data streams, such as 6K, 5K, 4K, UHD 4K, and high bit rate MPEG-4 video. Additionally, it works well for bursts of fast shooting and raw images.

8. Delkin Black V90

The 128GB BLACK UHS-II SDXC Memory Card from Delkin Devices combines industrial robustness and dependability with quick performance. It takes advantage of the UHS-II bus to enable advanced DSLR capabilities like continuous shutter bursts and rapid shooting, as well as raw and JPEG pictures.

This card can capture video in 8K, 4K, 3D, HDR, 360°, HFR, and Full HD, and it can do it at maximum read and write speeds of up to 300 MB/s and 250 MB/s, respectively. Its V90 speed class designation ensures that minimum write speeds won’t go below 90 MB/s.

9. Lexar 2000x V90

The Lexar 128GB Professional 2000x UHS-II SDXC Memory Card has a 128GB storage capacity and utilizes the UHS-II interface to handle advanced DSLR features including continuous shutter bursts, quick shooting, raw, and JPEG pictures.

This card can attain maximum read speeds of up to 300 MB/s and maximum write speeds of up to 260 MB/s, making it a good choice for video capture, including 4K, 3D, and Full HD video. Minimum write rates cannot go below 90 MB/s because of its V90 speed class certification.

10. Sony M Tough


With a 128GB storage capacity, the Sony 128GB SF-M Tough Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card makes use of the UHS-II bus to handle advanced DSLR capabilities including continuous shutter bursts, quick shooting, and RAW and JPEG capture.

Video capture, including 4K, Full HD, and 3D video, works nicely with this card. It is capable of maximum write rates of 150 MB/s and maximum read speeds of 277 MB/s. Its V60 speed class designation ensures that minimum write speeds won’t go below 60 MB/s.

11. Lexar 1800x

With a 128GB storage capacity, the Lexar 128GB Professional 1800x UHS-II SDXC Memory Card (GOLD Series) makes use of the UHS-II bus to handle sophisticated DSLR features like continuous shutter bursts, quick shooting, raw, and JPEG images.

With maximum read and write speeds of up to 270 MB/s and 180 MB/s, respectively, this card is also ideally suited for video capture, including 4K, 3D, and Full HD video. Its V60 speed class designation ensures that minimum write speeds won’t go below 60 MB/s.

12. ProGrade V60

The ProGrade Digital 128GB UHS-II SDXC Memory Card (2-Pack) has a storage capacity of 128GB per card and utilizes the UHS-II bus to offer maximum read and write speeds of 250 MB/s and 130 MB/s, respectively.

This card’s V60 Video Speed Class rating, which ensures minimum write speeds of at least 60 MB/s, has also been built in. This enables users to use the card in DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, camcorders, and digital cinema cameras to generate 4K, UHD 4K, 3D, Full HD, and high bit rate MPEG-4 video. Additionally, it works well for bursts of fast shooting and raw images.

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