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The Fujifilm X-T4 is a combination of classic Fuji retro camera design mixed with the technical innovation of Fujifilm’s mirrorless technology, to create amazing images and video. So to get the best out the camera you will need to know the best memory cards for the Fujifilm X-T4 for all budgets.
If you don’t have the time to read the full article I can recommend some generalist cards that would fit most user’s needs.
But I would recommend coming back to read this article in full when time permits. A more in depth read will let you work out a more tailored recommendation that will ultimately help you save funds that could be better spent on other essential gear.
Last update on 2021-08-31 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
The best memory cards for the Fujifilm X-T4 will not be the same for a photographer, videographer, or a hybrid shooter. Each of these users will be creating different content and so may need a different SD card.
Even with a hybrid shooter there are lots of different use cases of hybrid shooting. There will be those that need to take a few images and mainly video, and then those that are the other away around.
Whichever case fits you, I will go into further detail and work out what the cards are capable of. Then you can match the right card to your needs.
Which Memory Cards Does the Fujifilm X-T4 Use?
The Fujifilm X-T4 has two SD memory card slots that support SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, and the faster UHS-II speeds. UHS-II speeds will be beneficial for high performance tasks like 4K video recording.
The X-T4 will also allow you to configure how you use each SD card slot. So you can write stills to one card and video to the second SD card. You can also record either simultaneously to both cards as a backup or sequentially as an overflow.
If either card reaches full capacity the X-T4 will automatically record to empty space in whichever card has spare capacity.
This is really smart.
Best Memory Cards for the Fujifilm X-T4 to Record 4K Video
The Fujifilm X-T4 has almost the same video specs as its predecessor, the X-T3, being capable of 8/10-bit full width oversampled UHD and the smaller DCI 4K but only up to 30p.
You can record 60p video but it will come with 1.29x crop when using Digital IS.
While 4K up to 30p is full width without Digital IS, 4K 60p without Digital IS will have a 1.18x crop.
The Fuji X-T4 cannot record DCI 59.94p/50p using the H.264 codec. It requires the newer H.265 codec which offers better compression and quality, but can prove difficult to edit with todays hardware.
The H.264 codec will also reduce video to 8-bit 4:2:0.
Last update on 2021-08-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
The Other Best Memory Cards for the Fujifilm X-T4
While the Sony Tough series is one of my favourite brands of SD cards and have yet to fail me in so far, there are alternative brands which offer just as good cards.
Sandisk for example with their Pro series are cards that should last years and have never failed me in 10 years as a wedding photographer.
Below is a (automatically updated) list if the bestselling UHS-II cards on Amazon for consideration:
- Tap into pro performance designed for professional and advanced photographers and videographers.
- Super-fast write speeds of up to 260MB/s* help rapidly clear buffer time to support continuous burst mode shooting and cinema-quality video recording(2). Requires compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds.
- Get high-speed performance with UHS-II technology (U3) for a read transfer speed up to 250MB/s (1667x)
- Captures high-quality images and extended lengths of stunning 1080P full-HD, 3D, and 4K video with a DSLR camera, HD camcorder, or 3D camera
- High-speed performance—leverages UHS-II technology (U3) for a read transfer speed up to 300MB/s (2000x)
- Captures high-quality images and extended lengths of Full-HD and cinema-quality 4K video
- TURN YOUR PASSION INTO PROFIT – CALLING ALL VLOGGERS, INFLUENCERS, FILMMAKERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS: Become an instant pro by adding our professional line of SD cards to your kit. Focus on curating the finest content for your clients/audience while our SDXC Cards do the backend heavy lifting of storing and uploading your work efficiently every time.
- LIGHTING FAST 250MB/s WRITE SPEED – INSTANTLY SAVE high resolution recordings to your device, ALL WHILE maintaining super sharp focus. STOP waiting around for your images/recordings to upload, with our Read Speed of 300 MB/s even your most robust work can be uploaded in seconds!
- Waterproof (IPX8)/ Dustproof (ipx6)4
- Up to 277MB/s read speed and 150MB/s write speed
Last update on 2021-12-29 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
No one should get the wrong SD card, by shelling out more than required on too big a capacity SD card, or just as bad, getting a card too small for your requirements.
Too small cards will mean having to make workarounds for the bottlenecks you encounter, and too large SD cards mean extra funds spent that could be better spent on other essential gear.
Get the right SD card the first time.
Once you have decided on the best SD card for your needs you will then need an SD card reader to get your data off quickly and efficiently:
- Simultaneously read and write on two cards to save yourself the effort of constant unplugging and re-plugging.
- USB 3.0 enables data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps for faster Sync times, backward compatible with USB 2.0/ 1.1.
Last update on 2021-07-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
If you’re using the Fujifilm X-T4 to start your own business, then you need to check out my comprehensive guide on How to Start a Creative Business. All the information about starting to build a business is there, with further related articles that go into more detail.
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