Best Memory Card for Panasonic Cameras – Choosing the Best SD Card for Video on Lumix Cameras


So you just got a Panasonic camera but
don’t know which memory card to get. Let’s talk about which one is the best one for your camera. Hey everyone, Camber here back with you, and
today I want to tell you what is the best memory card for video for your
Panasonic camera. And if you’re new here, this channel is all about teaching you
how to use your camera to make good videos so consider subscribing. And I
made a video a while back about what all the different numbers on SD cards mean
and how to pick the right one for your camera based on your camera’s max
recording bitrate; however, the most common question I still get asked on
that video is, “Hey, I just got this camera. What’s the best memory card for it?” So go
ahead and let me know down in the comments what Panasonic camera you’re
using. So what I’m gonna do in this video is group all the cameras by their max
recording bitrate and show you what card I suggest as well as how much recording
time that will give you in filming at the highest rate. I have links for all
the cards down below in the description so you can check that out once you find
out which card you’ll need, and I also have timestamps below so you can find your
camera model and skip ahead to see what you’ll need. And if anything I say about
the cards is confusing as far as sizes or speed class ratings, go check out the
other video I made here about what all the different numbers on the memory
cards mean so then you can understand what we’re talking about here. So
starting off with the group of cameras that has the highest recording bitrate
of 100 megabits per second, we have Panasonic’s GX85 and GH4. So
what I suggest for these cameras is a 128GB U3 card, and this will allow
you to shoot at 4k for up to two hours and 50 minutes. And the sizes I’m
suggesting for these memory cards is based on getting you close to a minimum
of two hours of shooting time, which is my personal minimum for when I’m out
shooting live events so that I can leave my camera rolling and not have to worry
about running out of space. But if you think you need more space, you can always
go with the 256GB card which will double the amount of time you can
record or you can go with the 64GB card, which will be half the
time. And next we have a group of models that shoots at a maximum of 150 megabits
per second, and these are the G9, S1, and the S1R. And for these I suggest the same 128GB U3 card, but since
these cameras have a higher recording bitrate, which will give you better
quality, that results in being able to shoot 4k for up to one hour and 54
minutes. So if you need more space a 256GB card will let you shoot for
three hours and 48 minutes, and for less time a 64GB card will let you
shoot for 57 minutes. However, the S1 and S1R also have a
slot for an XQD card, and for those I suggest this 120GB card which
will let you shoot for about 1 hour and 45 minutes. And this last group of cameras
we’re going to cover shoots at a maximum of 400 megabits per second, and these are
the GH5, GH5S, and the S1H. And for these I suggest a 256GB UHS-II V60 card, which will allow you to shoot at 4k at that 400 megabits per second for
up to 1 hour and 25 minutes. And when you’re shooting at these high bit rates
of 400 megabits per second, that equates to 50 megabytes per second so it’s very
important that you make sure you get one of these cards that has a V60 speed class
rating because that means that you have a minimum sustained write speed of 60
megabytes per second. And you need that to be higher than your 50 megabytes per
second that the camera is recording so you don’t end up with dropped frames in
your video. And these cards are more expensive because of the UHS-II and the
V60 minimum write speed. So if you end up going with the cheaper option of one of the
cards that’s only U3, the minimum write speed is 30 megabytes per second so then
you’re going to end up getting dropped frames. So those are the best memory
cards that I suggest based on the max recording bit rates of these various
Panasonic cameras. And again, I have links down in the description so you can go
find the one that I talked about for your camera, click on the link, and it
will take you right over to what you need. If you do have any more questions,
go ahead and leave them down in the comments, and I’ll try to clarify
anything I can. If this video was helpful, go ahead and leave a like, and subscribe if
you haven’t, and I’ll see you soon!

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