Here is a quick summary of the top 5 fastest memory cards—or, more accurately, the memory cards that perform the best overall given their cost. The X-T100 can accept cards up to 256GB in size, so you can purchase larger cards than the ones I tested in the camera. However, I believe that 64GB is the ideal combination of size and cost for a camera of this caliber.
The Fujifilm XT100 did exceptionally well in terms of a memory card write rates for an entry-level camera. Overall performance was excellent with the majority of the GPUs, despite the buffer being a touch tiny and the continuous frame rate is a little low.
Delkin and Kingston underperformed in front of this camera for whatever reason. I’m not sure why they might not have gotten along well (dirty contacts). In Fujifilm cameras, both of those brands typically operate excellently, but who knows — the X-T100 has a different CPU and sensor.
Additionally, PNY makes a good card. I haven’t had any problems with them yet, but occasionally they have quality control concerns.
I strongly advise 64GB cards because they are currently so reasonably priced. You won’t have to worry about running out of capacity if you use a 64GB card to shoot and record some video. On the other hand, if you’re fastidious about wiping your cards clean, 32GB should be more than plenty for the ordinary user.
Best Fujifilm X-T100 Memory Cards
1. Extreme Pro 170 Sandisk
The 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Card from SanDisk has a capacity of 64GB, is compatible with the UHS-I bus and has a speed class rating of V30, which ensures minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s. It is designed for SD devices that can capture Full HD, 3D, and 4K video as well as raw and burst photography.
This card also supports the U3 standard, which also ensures a minimum write speed of 30 MB/s in the event that your device does not support the V30 standard. Up to 170 MB/s of reading and 90 MB/s of write speed are supported. An integrated write-protect switch serves to prevent the unintentional deletion of card data.
2. Sony U3
With Sony’s 64GB High-Speed UHS-I SDXC U3 Memory Card, you can record 4K video. For shooting 4K movies and quick burst mode photographs, this SDXC memory card is compatible with the UHS Speed Class 3 classification, which indicates a minimum data read speed of 30 MB/s.
You can easily transfer even huge files to and from the card thanks to maximum data read speeds of up to 94 MB/s and maximum write speeds of up to 70 MB/s. In the event that your images or videos are damaged or unintentionally erased, this card also includes file rescue software that may be downloaded to assist with recovery.
3. Transcend U3
Transcend’s 64GB UHS-1 SDXC Memory Card supports the Ultra High-Speed Class 3 specification and has a minimum write speed of 30 MB/s, enabling you to record 4K video.
For speedy and efficient data transfers, this 64GB memory card has a maximum data read speed of 95 MB/s and a maximum data write speed of 60 MB/s. Along with faster data transfer rates, the card has a built-in error-correcting code (ECC) to identify and fix transfer mistakes.
4. SD Card Extreme Plus U3
The 32GB Extreme PLUS UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card from SanDisk has a capacity of 32GB, is compatible with the UHS-I bus, and has a speed class rating of V30, which ensures minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s. It is intended for microSD devices like smartphones, interchangeable-lens cameras, drones, or GoPro action cameras that can record Full HD, 3D, and 4K video as well as raw and burst photography.
This card also supports the U3 standard, which also ensures a minimum write speed of 30 MB/s in the event that your device does not support the V30 standard. Up to 100 MB/s of reading and 90 MB/s of write speed are supported.
5. SD Card Extreme U3
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.