Which memory card for the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX880?

The Lumix GX880 also has the type designation Lumix DC-GX880, but I will call it "Lumix GX880" in the following post. When choosing the right memory card for a digital camera, such as the Panasonic Lumix GX880, there are a few important points to consider, which I would like to briefly list here:

  • What type of memory card does the camera need? There are, for example, the following types:
    • Micro SD card (probably the most common form)
    • Compact Flash Card (CF)
    • XQD card
    • Smart media card
    • Multimedia Card (MMC)
    • Microdrives
    • Memory Stick
    • Secure Digital Memory Card (SD)
    • xD Picture Card
  • Which capacity should I choose?
    • 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB
  • Which manufacturer should I prefer?
    • Sony, SanDisk, Lexar, Kingston, Transcend, Komputerbay, DSP, Hama and many more ...
  • What speed should the card be?
    • Class 10, V10, UHS-I, UHS-II, U1, U2, A1, A2

The right memory card and my preferences

I try to keep it as short as possible and don't want to go into all the differences between memory cards. I have already done this in the following articles:

However, I have a few personal preferences when buying memory cards for myself that I would like to briefly mention:

  • I avoid no-name manufacturers because an acquaintance had already lost all the photos from an order because the brand new ones memory card suddenly became unreadable.
  • I prefer the manufacturer SanDisk because these cards have never caused problems or failures for me.
  • If there are memory cards from the camera manufacturer, I like to use them (Sony camera → Sony XQD card).
  • I usually use medium memory sizes because the small cards fill up too quickly and the largest cards are often disproportionately expensive.
  • I prefer faster memory cards, even if they cost more, so that they are still up-to-date and fast enough in the next camera model.

Memory cards for the Panasonic Lumix GX880

This Panasonic camera model works with SD cards and offers 4K video recordings at 100 Mbit / s. There is also the mode to save RAW and JPG files at the same time, so that larger amounts of data have to be saved quickly when taking a series of pictures.

Panasonic recommends the following as storage medium on the site:

Use a “UHS-I-Speed ​​Class 3 (U3)” SD Memory Card when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [4K PHOTO].

That means, we can use the cheaper UHS-I cards, which SanDisk has added "Extreme" (not "Extreme Pro"). You can of course also use the SanDisk Extreme Pro for the Panasonic Lumix GX880 so that you have more speed reserves, but the UHS-II cards cost a small extra charge. Personally, I would prefer the UHS-II cards.

SanDisk UHS-I SD cards

Here is a list of the UHS-I cards that I would recommend. They meet the UHS-I, V30, U3 and A2 speed standards. The linked cards are microSD cards, but they all come with a suitable adapter for the camera.

SanDisk UHS-II SD cards

The SD cards with UHS-II speed are called "Extreme Pro" by SanDisk and meet the standards UHS-II, V30, U3 and A2. They are a little more expensive than the UHS-I cards, but if you want to use the card for future cameras, you should choose this faster card type.

I hope you have a good selection of cards for the Panasonic Lumix GX880 at hand.

If you would like to browse the current bestsellers from Amazon, you will find the appropriate list with five UHS-II cards (with 128 GB) that are currently most frequently sold on the large online marketplace:

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