One of the major updates to Canon’s entry-level EOS Rebel DSLR is the Canon T6i.
It is just right to upgrade your memory card to a few MBs faster too since you already have an upgraded camera. Aside from that, this will also allow you to do a lot of burst shooting even more.
Here are the best memory cards for Canon T6i.
Best Memory Cards for Canon T6i
Canon T6i has a single SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card slot. It fully supports UHS-I and UHS-II type cards.
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I 64GB SDXC Card is the fastest UHS-I card with a 73.8 MB/s write. This is even during a continuous RAW shooting.
The T6i Camera has a USB 2.0 port. This can be used for downloading images. The transfer is averaged around 31MB/s. This happens when you use the SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDXC card in copying 3GB of RAW images from the camera to a computer with an SSD drive.
Although, this is a good performance for USB 2.0, yet it is still slower than what can be attained with a USB 3.0 card reader. In using a separate USB 3.0 card reader, the SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s, a UHS-I card, provides an actual fast download speed of about 90 MB/s.
So far, Sandisk cards perform the most consistent across brands. It is the most reliable company regarding memory cards.
Consistency is the keyword here. Also, it pays to know that not all brands have the complete U1, U2, and U3. Sandisk, on the other hand, has until U3, so you can have more choices with it.
Another good brand is Lexar. You can never go wrong with it, literally. You’ll no longer have to worry about cards failing right when you need them the most. Even if it will be a human error this time, like when you accidentally deleted your shot.
Lexar Professional 633X 32GB U3 here, aside from being reliable and fast, has the included software which helps you retrieve unintentionally deleted files.
There is no edge when using UHS-II type cards with Canon T6i, the only advantage here one gets is the faster write time from card to a computer. This is because when you use UHS-II in Canon T6i, it will function in UHS-I mode. Hence, it doesn’t give an additional write speed advantage.
This is, of course, different when there is a separate card reader.
Another product is the Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II card.
In a UHS-II card reader, the UHS-II cards have faster download speed. The Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II card has an average of around 250 MB/s in downloading images to your computer. We are talking about RAW files here.
For 3D video and sequential shots, having an overwhelming 300X UHS-I speeds, Kingston Digital 64GB SDXC Class 10 UHS-I is just right. It has a high sustained write speed which supports the mode of continuous burst.
Even when used in a non-UHS-I capable device, it still has a Class 10 performance. This makes it versatile. It also has really good video integrity through reduced stutter.
It also has a well-secured built-in write-protect switch. With this, an accidental data loss is thankfully prevented. You can trust it because it is compliant with the SD Card Association specification.
The Class 10 UHS-I card is compatible with SDXC (64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB) and SDHC (16GB, 32GB). It is available in file format of exFAT (SDXC 64GB) and FAT32 (SDHC 16GB-32GB).
It has capacities up to 512GB. This lets users record a lot more videos of up to 2,560 minutes at 24Mbps of HD video. That is, without even having to switch cards.
Photographers with this can shoot high-density image files, like RAW or JPEG, without having to run out of space. That makes photography really smooth and easy.
Transcend 16GB UHS-I card is by far the cheapest option of them all.
It is highly recommended if you don’t shoot hundreds of images every week because you can only store about 1,500 shots with it. It is the cheapest since it is available in U1 with a minimum speed of 10MB/s.
It is nonetheless a trusted and popular product. It works best at 3D, 4K, Full 1080p HDD, and Ultra 2160p HD video recording. It even works at temperatures of -25°C(-13°F) to 85°C(185°F).
Its fast-action continuous shooting is supported by an ultra high-speed class 3 specification (U3). Plus, it also supports content protection for recordable media (CPRM).
Like they all say, necessity is the mother of all invention. Whatever your present need is, there is always a variety of best memory cards for Canon T6i to choose from.
To sum it up, just make sure that it is from a good brand and has good write speed.
What are you waiting for? Harness that full capacity of your Canon T6i by simply choosing the best memory cards.
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