A popular compact rangefinder-style camera among street photographers is the Fujifilm X100V. It’s a camera I really enjoy using, and I usually decide between it and another one when I go out for some enjoyable walking-around photography (the other is the Ricoh GR III).
The X100V maintains its competitive position in the modern digital photography market despite its vintage appearance that pays homage to the days of film. Its 26-megapixel sensor can capture 4K video at up to 200Mbps bitrate. That is a comparatively high bitrate, and in this case, a quick SD card is necessary.
However, it lacks some of the cutting-edge features offered by a camera like the 400Mbps-capable Fujifilm X-T4. This implies that while a fast card is required for the X100V, you do not necessarily need to spend a fortune on the quickest SD cards available.
You can get away with a slower card if you simply take still pictures rather than video, which is what many of us do with the X100V.
Because of the way that cameras and memory cards interact, once you have a card that satisfies the criteria of the camera, inserting a card with high specifications and performance that exceeds the camera’s capabilities won’t provide you with any additional benefits. 1 Furthermore, high-performance cards are more expensive by default. Why therefore spend more money on high performance that your X100V cannot utilize? You can use a fast SD card in the X100V if you already have one, but it won’t provide you any additional performance in the camera (it might when downloading the photos and videos to a computer).
Having said that, I’ve also taken cost-effectiveness into account while making the suggestions below. It’s also likely that the most economical cards are quicker than your camera requires because memory card makers always release newer, faster kinds. But in that situation, even if its performance exceeds what the camera needs, it makes sense to choose the less expensive choice.
Best Fujifilm X100V Memory Cards
1. Extreme V30 UHS-I SanDisk
- It requires suitable devices that can handle speeds of up to 150MB/s for transfers and 70MB/s for shots.
- Perfect for shooting Full HD (1920 x 1080) and 4K UHD video(1) and sequential burst mode photography(1)
For many cameras, the SanDisk Extreme line makes good sense, and it does so here as well. Although SanDisk has faster ranges like the Plus and Pro lines, the Extreme series is both quicker than those faster ranges and typically less priced.
One thing to keep in mind about SanDisk cards is that their model names are reused. As a result, slower and older Extreme cards are available. Depending on how far back you go, you’ll probably find that the older versions are good, but you can determine which one is the most recent since it has the labels U3 and V30, which are speed classifications intended for recording videos. These cards occasionally come in packs of two and are frequently a terrific deal.
2. Professional 1066x V30 UHS-I Lexar
- UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and Video Speed Class 30 (V30) rated high-speed performance for your DSLR or…
- delivers read speeds of up to 160MB/s using UHS-I technology (1066x)
This memory card from Lexar, one of the top memory card manufacturers, is a quick, dependable choice. It has a V30 rating for video recording speed. It has capacities of up to 512GB.
3. Go Plus V30 UHS-I Canvas
- Superior read/write rates of up to 170/90MB/s enable faster content transfer and capture.
- Ideal for using your DSLR in burst mode and for 4K UHD videography — High speeds and enhanced…
Although Kingston is another lesser-known brand than some of the others, they have been producing dependable memory cards for a very long time. They are a company that focuses more on dependable and affordable memory cards than on the newest speeds.
The Kingston SDG3 Canvas Go Plus card isn’t the quickest in the company’s lineup, but it’s fast enough to function effectively in this camera. It comes in capacities ranging from 16GB to 512GB.
4. Elite Performance U3 UHS-I from PNY
- A maximum sequential read speed of 95MB/s
- Class 10, U3 rating offers speed and capability for 4K Ultra HD and burst mode HD photography…
PNY isn’t as well-known as some of the other companies, but they’ve been in business for a while and produce trustworthy, affordable memory cards. This card’s packaging hasn’t been updated to reflect the more recent V30/V60/V90 video speed rating scheme, but its actual performance is excellent. It has capacities ranging from 32GB to 512GB.
5. V30 UHS-I Delkin Devices Advantage
- Supports High Frame Rate Video Recording in 4K and Full HD 1080p
- Approved for RAW Continuous Shooting
Recently, Delkin Devices released a variety of new SD cards with varying speeds and features. One of their mid-range cards, with V30 video recording speeds, is this one.
6. TOUGH SF-M V60 UHS-II from Sony
- Dustproof (IPX6) and watertight (IPX8)
- 150MB/s write speed and up to 277MB/s read speed
These Sony cards are swift, dependable, and reasonably accessible. Sony also makes a speedier device called the SF-G that functions well but maybe a touch excessive for this application.