Looking for advice on which memory card for GoPro cameras
Memory Card for GoPro Hero7 Black
It is amazing how such a tiny little thing can cause a bunch of problems, isn’t? The topic of memory cards for GoPro cameras come up a TON in my GoPro Enthusiasts Facebook group, and in my inbox. So I published this YouTube video explaining what sd cards GoPro recommends for the GoPro Hero7 Black and other model GoPro cameras as well.
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What SD card do I need for a GoPro?
GoPro recommends the SanDisk brand memory cards on their website. Specifically, GoPro recommends the SanDisk Extreme.
GoPro also has a memory card compatibility chart on their website, which you should always consult if you’re in the marketing for a new GoPro memory card. But I have outlined the highest rated memory cards below, with direct links to Amazon.com, which is typically where you can find the lowest prices.
|Card Name||Capacity||Hero7 Black||Hero7 Silver||Hero7 White|
|SanDisk Extreme Plus||64GB||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|SanDisk Extreme Pro||64GB||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|SanDisk Pixtor Advanced||64GB||Yes||Yes||Yes|
SanDisk Extreme is actually the recommended card for any GoPro model, and that’s the only brand and card type that is recommended across the board.
Word of Warning: Do no buy a SanDisk Ultra. Some people report that the Ultra works fine with their GoPro cameras, but there are far more reports of freezing GoPros and missed captures with the Ultra. The Ultra is not recommended for any model GoPro, per gopro.com.
Some other GoPro memory cards to look at for the Hero7 are the Lexar 1000x, Samsung Evo, and Sony SR-UZA series.
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What is the best micro SD card for GoPro?
Personally, I have had excellent luck with SanDisk Extreme, as well as the Lexar 1000x. Both cards have worked fine with my usual shooting settings, which is typically 1080 30 FPS or 60 frames per second.
I asked the friendly folks in my GoPro Enthusiasts Facebook Group what cards they are using and having success with, and the SanDisk Extreme, Lexar 1000x and Samsung Evo cards are the answers that popped up most.
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What size Memory Card for GoPro?
As far as the capacity of the memory cards out there, 64 GB is a good size. 32 GB is okay but for me, it’s sometimes just not enough depending on what I’m shooting. Typically I go for the 64 GB and keep my 32’s for backup. Some GoPro models aren’t compatible with 128gb, so if you feel like you need that higher capacity, check the memory card compatibility chart on gopro.com first, or just get two 64gb cards.
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